After all that the Church has done for/to the world, I'm still amazed that it's off-limits to say anything that could be interpreted as an insult to Catholicism in Europe. Take, for example, how Facebook banned a group organizing a kiss-in for the Pope's visit to Barcelona:
A group on Facebook, Queer Kissing Flashmob, which managed to get 12,000 users to agree to go along on November 7 and display their love in public, has been shut down by Facebook, claim the organisers.
This has added more fuel to the fire, and one of the organisers, Marylène Carole, expressed her 'disbelief' that a couple kissing in public could be considered 'outrageous' in this day and age.
"It's difficult to understand how the noble and loving act of kissing your partner can still be defined as 'revolutionary' in the 21st century," she commented.
"It appears to be a form of censorship - and yet it was only started by a group of friends who have no connections to any political group or any kind of gay association."
Of course it's censorship. We queers celebrate censorship when it works in our favor and then decry it when it works against us, but it still is what it is and the point is that they considered disagreeing with the Pope too hot for their site. His statements about gay people, on the other hand, are perfectly OK because they're his deeply-held religious beliefs and no one can question them.
At least the kiss-in is still on.
In the UK, an ad got pulled because the government said it insulted the Catholic Church: