Let's Impeach the Pope
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2009 5:09 PM CDT
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a Vesper ceremony in Yaounde, Cameroon, Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

(Newser) – In his short reign, Pope Benedict has managed to insult Muslims, women, and Holocaust survivors, writes Robert S. McElvaine, a professor at Millsaps College in Mississippi. But his latest controversy, telling Africans that condoms increase the spread of AIDS, is the last straw. "I am a Catholic and the idea that such a man is God's spokesperson on earth is absurd to me," writes McElvaine in the Washington Post.

"Let's start a movement within the Catholic Church to impeach Pope Benedict XVI and remove him from office," writes McElvaine, acknowledging that no such avenue exists. "While we're at it, let's replace him with a woman." McElvaine accuses the church of misogyny. "It should be obvious that the sin in an over-populated world is not attempting to control birth, but attempting to control birth control."

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Mar 19, 2009 12:51 PM CDT
Comic book where he fights crime?
Mar 19, 2009 10:58 AM CDT
You turn an article about the Pope into an anti-Bush tirade. You are just too easy, Nuts. You are such an easy target to point out the idiocy of knee jerkers who really have no clue at all.
Mar 19, 2009 10:20 AM CDT
I think there should be an action-figure doll.