Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vatican Won't Suffer Pro-choicers

The Vatican (under orders from Pope Joey Ratzo, of course) has rejected three candidates floated by the Obama administration for the position of U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See because they were pro-choice. This could make Obama's upcoming visit to the Vatican a little awkward if there's no U.S. representative there to accompany him. And while I know Obama hasn't been the most tactful president when it comes to international protocol, I'm hoping he'll deal with this situation in the most appropriate manner. Namely, he should exit Air Force One in Rome, flip Ratzo the bird, and hop back on his sweet-ass plane. Seriously, fuck the pope on this one. Why (other than to protect its massive, massive riches) is the Vatican its own country, anyway? And if they don't want our appointed ambassadors, who really gives a shit? Unless some contrived romantic comedy situation has an American tourist stranded in St. Peter's Basilica without a passport, what use is an American embassy in the Vatican? Also, you'd think if the Pope wanted to cut down on abortions, he'd have a more reasonable view on condoms. If, that is, you assume the Pope is capable of reason. More details here.

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