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A double standard against gays



Published: Mon, October 15, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

A double standard against gays

Recently Archbishop John J. Myers of the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., issued a statement that gay marriage threatens religious freedom and Catholics who don’t believe these teachings should refrain from taking Holy Communion.

Along with millions of faithful gay parishioners worldwide, gays and lesbians have provided dedicated service as priests and nuns following their spiritual calling. The church’s double standard has always existed. Anti-gay doctrines serve to promote hatred and bigotry.

It’s time that the Catholic Church steps out of its medieval closet and disassociates itself from this hypocritical double standard.

Bob Dunn, Boardman


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1CasLee(9 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

October 16, 2012
Hello, my fellow American voters!
I watched the Oct. 3rd and Oct. 16th presidential and Oct. 11th vice-presidential debates.
1st Romney-Obama debate covered 7 topics: jobs; budget deficit/debt; social security/entitlements; federal regulation of economy; healthcare; federal government role in economy; partisan gridlock.
2nd Romney-Obama debate covered 11 topics: college graduate jobs; gas prices; taxes; equal pay; Bush policies; Obama’s record; illegal immigrants; Libya; assault weapons; jobs; candidate misperceptions.
Ryan-Biden debate covered 10 topics: Libya; Iran; economy; medicare/social security/entitlements; taxes/tax reform/spending/budget cuts; military policy; Afghanistan; Syria; abortion; negative campaign tactics.
As an INDEPENDENT female feminist (egalitarian) voter, I support the Romney/Ryan ticket.
Romney and Ryan won all three debates, although Obama improved some in the 2nd debate.
Ryan won despite Biden’s consistently rude/disrespectful behavior during the debate
(Biden interrupted Ryan often, laughed often while Ryan was talking, pointed his finger often).
Biden’s tactics to evade issues/truth were disrespectful to Americans interested in facts, figures, forecasts, and solutions for real people with real problems.
Romney and Ryan won with substance, directness, integrity, respect, clarity, facts, commitment, inspiration, and leadership.
These debates confirm that Romney and Ryan are the best persons in terms of qualifications and character to lead our country to solve problems and make life better for all Americans.
I am inspired by Romney/Ryan, and I hope that you are too!
Best regards,
Cas Lee

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