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Petition to welcome visit of Pope Benedict to UK
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Pope Benedict
Since Pope Benedict announced plans to visit the UK, possibly sometime in September this year, the Secular  Society has launched an on-line petition objecting to the visit. This has attracted about 20.000 signatures so far.

A new petition, supporting the visit of the Holy Father has now been set up. Readers are invited to add their names to a message welcoming Pope Benedict to our country.

To add your name, please see:
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Members Opinions:
March 02, 2010 at 3:29pm
It's sad that the leader of our faith and christian teaching is viewed with such hostility that the Secular Society succeeds in getting people to treat his visit like that of a "hate-preacher" or Nazi-sympathiser, when all he is doing is defending the dignity of human life - its inviolable sanctity and respect for human gender and sexuality. Whatever the crimes of the Church down the ages - ill-treatment of various groups or co-ercion - we should support the Pope defending teaching that seeks to uphold human dignity (never forcing it on anyone but PROPOSING a different way). Even for those who vehemently disagree with the church's stance on sexual or medical ethics - in the name of FREEDOM and TOLERANCE - you can't ban the man from entering the country just because his views differ from yours! (I reiterate - he is NOT advocating hatred or social unrest ). And if we dont take a stance against the Secular Society view that "taxpayers" ought not to finance the visit (without this routine governmental support no state visits from any leader could happen) - we are seeking to ban the Pope's visit and making a strike against religious freedom.

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