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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 1 year, 9 months ago

So stop playing with young boys

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2bumbob(127 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

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

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3streetsmartt(127 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

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

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4fitzkelly(6 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

This from a religion that turned a blind eye to pedophilia, made a concordate with the nazis, performed torture on those who disagreed with it's views and endorsed slavery because people of color were considered sub-human. Are these the "truths"to which you refer?

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5JS(626 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

If a married homosexual is elected as president what would his male spouse be called? The flood gates are open and the Catholic Church can do little to stop the relaxation of the rules from days gone by.

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6streetsmartt(127 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months 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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7fitzkelly(6 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

The claims are not outrageous. They are documented, historical fact. Read.

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8GoPens(397 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months 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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9JS(626 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

streetsmartt,

"There is no such thing as a spouse of the same gender."

Well then, there can be no marriage because without a spouse there is no marriage. Thanks for the help in clearing this up.

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10charms(228 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months 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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11JS(626 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

charms,

I paid attention in biology class. Even in the animal world a male and a female propagates the species. Crossovers between species have resulted in mules that cannot reproduce. Mankind endowed with wisdom surely wouldn't cross the path into other species.

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