Saturday, September 18, 2010
Richard Dawkins' Speech at "Protest the Pope" March
"Joseph Ratzinger is an enemy of humanity. He is an enemy of children whose bodies he is allowed to be raped and whose minds he has encouraged to be infected with guilt. It is embarrassingly clear that the church is less concerned with saving child bodies from rapists than saving priestly souls from Hell and most concerned with saving the long term reputation of the Church itself. He is an enemy of gay people bestowing on them that sort of bigotry that the church used to reserve for Jews before 1962. He is an enemy of women baring them from the priesthood as those a penis was essential tool for pastoral duties. He is an enemy of truth promoting barefaced lies about condoms not protecting against AIDS, especially in Africa. He is an enemy of the poorest people on the planet condemning them inflated families they cannot feed and so keeping them in their bondage to perpetual poverty. A poverty which sits ill beside the obscene wealth of the Vatican. He is an enemy of science obstructing vital stem cell research on grounds not of true morality but of prescientific superstition."
The full speech by Richard Dawkins at the "Protest The Pope" rally, 18th September 2010.