News Of Arrest Warrant for “Crimes Against Humanity” Caused Pope Benedict’s Resignation

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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9 Responses

  1. Tim Franco says:

    This is incredibly sad. I am not Catholic, but it’s so sad that a person with such a position of perceived power and trust has abused it so horribly. Now what’s more damaging to this world LGBT Equality or the Pope? Bigot Catholics should take a look at this.

    • Paul says:

      Unfortunately, Tim, bigot catholics will never read this becaus they are absouletly convinced that their faith can do no wrong. To them this is a set up by us gays or pagans and will ignore this altogether.

      The blinding love of God, indeed.

  2. Bob lowe says:

    Like most evil cults, the Roman Catholic Church is ruled by people who are more concerned with its leaders than its followers. Now hopefully, all of its priests will resign, the Church will be disbanded, and, its assets used to compensate its victims.

  3. Tom Janus says:

    Will, what level of confidence do you have on this report from Addicting Info?

  4. Canyon says:

    Sorry, but I have not seen a single reputable news source take up this story, which seems very suspicious given how much coverage his resignation has received — if this were credible speculation then serious news outfits would be all over it. Besides, if someone leaked info on the warrant, why would they leak it to bloggers while not notifying the NYT, Guardian, or some other reputable news source?

    As to your spidey sense that it makes sense: how does it make sense for someone with diplomatic immunity as a head of state to resign and beg for immunity he already had if he hasn’t resigned? I mean, maybe it does have to do with the child abuse scandal, but resigning to avoid prosecution??? No.

    Between the illogic of that argument and the lack of reputable reporting, I put no credence on the batch of blog posts claiming this… If a reputable news source comes out with this, then fine. Until then it is just speculation with no good evidence to support it. Just because the Catholic Church has done fucked up things and you don’t like it doesn’t mean you can just assume negative stories about it are true despite a total lack of evidence.

    • Sarah says:

      Very well said at Canyon, you may not be Catholic I don’t know, but you have wisdom. For all those who don’t know but Popes go all the way back to Peter, a church founded by Jesus Christ, not in the name of Jesus Christ , Jesus Christ built his Church on rock, strong and firm… it shall never ever cease to exist because heaven and earth shall pass away by my words will stay, thus says the Lord. Have a good day.

  5. Eva says:

    They require to be hanged. ALL OF THEM.

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