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Catholic bishops stay course on gay marriage fight



Published: Mon, November 12, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.

Catholic bishops stay course on gay marriage fight

BALTIMORE (AP) — A subdued U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops acknowledged Monday that voters rejected the stands they took against gay marriage and birth control, but gave no sign they would change their strategy ahead.

Same-sex marriage supporters made a four-state sweep of ballot measures last week, despite intensive advocacy by Roman Catholic bishops in favor of traditional marriage. Bishops also spoke out sharply against President Barack Obama’s mandate that most employers provide health insurance that covers artificial contraception. Critics accused the bishops of going so far that they appeared to be backing Republican Mitt Romney.

The bishops insist their complaints were not partisan. Still, they now must face four more years with an administration many bishops characterized as a threat to the church.


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1Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

So stop playing with young boys

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2bumbob(137 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

The bishops should stop being weird. Their political views have been arcane for centuries now.

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3streetsmartt(127 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

The Bishops have no choice but to "stay the course." They are defending the truth.

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4streetsmartt(127 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

fitzkelly,

You are obviously bitter. While not addressing your outrageous claims, there is only one truth. And the Catholic Church teaches those truths.

JS,

There is no such thing as a spouse of the same gender. He may be something else, but please don't misuse the term spouse.

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5GoPens(397 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Streetsmartt obviously chose the wrong screen name. You want the truth? In the words of Jack Nicholson, you cant handle the truth.

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6charms(228 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

JS,

streetsmartt is correct. Marriage is gender and species specific - male and female humans make a marriage: not male and male, female and female, or human and animal.

You must have skipped biology class.

Wait 'till someone tries to marry his dog...

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