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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:17 PM

Vatican digs in after gay marriage advances

Source: AP

November 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Vatican digs in after gay marriage advances
By Associated Press


Vatican City — The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

In a front-page article in Saturday's Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, the Holy See sought to frame itself as the lone voice of courage in opposing initiatives to give same-sex couples legal recognition. In a separate Vatican Radio editorial, the pope's spokesman asked sarcastically why gay marriage proponents don't now push for legal recognition for polygamous couples as well.

Catholic teaching holds that homosexuals should be respected and treated with dignity but that homosexual acts are "intrinsically disordered." The Vatican also opposes same-sex marriage, insisting on the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman as the foundation for society.

The Vatican's anti-gay marriage media blitz came after three U.S. states approved same-sex marriage by popular vote in the election that returned Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency, Spain upheld its gay marriage law, and France pushed ahead with legislation that could see gay marriage legalized early next year.



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Reply Vatican digs in after gay marriage advances (Original post)
Bozita Nov 2012 OP
W T F Nov 2012 #1
Blasphemer Nov 2012 #21
olegramps Nov 2012 #42
Blasphemer Nov 2012 #51
polmaven Nov 2012 #2
defacto7 Nov 2012 #5
DallasNE Nov 2012 #39
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #3
Gregorian Nov 2012 #4
yardwork Nov 2012 #6
glinda Nov 2012 #25
Fearless Nov 2012 #7
Panasonic Nov 2012 #46
blue sky at night Nov 2012 #8
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #53
Dawson Leery Nov 2012 #9
FiveGoodMen Nov 2012 #10
SoapBox Nov 2012 #17
byeya Nov 2012 #11
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #12
azurnoir Nov 2012 #13
valerief Nov 2012 #14
krispos42 Nov 2012 #15
SoapBox Nov 2012 #16
socialindependocrat Nov 2012 #18
olegramps Nov 2012 #43
socialindependocrat Nov 2012 #48
Why Syzygy Nov 2012 #19
MNBrewer Nov 2012 #20
Why Syzygy Nov 2012 #22
ruggerson Nov 2012 #23
LiberalElite Nov 2012 #49
Wolf Frankula Nov 2012 #24
Politicalboi Nov 2012 #26
barnabas63 Nov 2012 #27
cloudbase Nov 2012 #28
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #29
undeterred Nov 2012 #30
David__77 Nov 2012 #31
eringer Nov 2012 #32
olddad56 Nov 2012 #33
Dont call me Shirley Nov 2012 #34
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #35
and-justice-for-all Nov 2012 #36
AtheistCrusader Nov 2012 #37
byeya Nov 2012 #41
Nika Nov 2012 #38
Mc Mike Nov 2012 #40
Sheldon Cooper Nov 2012 #44
libodem Nov 2012 #45
toby jo Nov 2012 #47
Raster Nov 2012 #50
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #52
Kennah Nov 2012 #54
Kennah Nov 2012 #55
Bragi Nov 2012 #56
Democat Nov 2012 #57

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:24 PM

1. That's fine, The Catholic Church doesn't have to marry gay people but..........

The States have a mandate from voters to recognize that two people can jointly own property. This is a matter that does not concern the Church and they should stay out of it..........BTW, Pedophiles should be prosecuted and not protected by the Church.

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Response to W T F (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:37 PM

21. That's pretty much the size of it

The Catholic church, the "church" of Scientology, etc. are all free to uphold a religious doctrine that opposes gay marriage. They don't have to perform gay marriages in their houses of worship. People who remain members of these churches are fully aware of these doctrines and free to choose to either follow them wholesale or selectively. None of that has anything to do with the state recognizing legal contracts between two adult (or minors with parental permission depending upon the jurisdiction) persons.

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:27 AM

42. Firstly, they shouldn't be able to perform legal marriages.

Marriages are basically a contract that is regulated by the state, not the church. They shouldn't be able to perform marriages, just as they are not allowed to control divorces. This is a state function. People should be married in a civil ceremony and if they choose then have it recognized by their religion of choice.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #42)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:53 PM

51. Agreed

Separate legal and religious ceremonies, with religious ceremonies alone having no legal validity, is the way things should be. However, considering the amount of people in this country who can't even accept the concept of separation of church and state, I'll be happy with legalizing gay marriage on the federal level as a first step.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:25 PM

2. They have every right to tell

their own parishioners that they will not preside at a ceremony to marry same gender couples. They need to learn, though, that not every one is a Catholic, and they have no right to dictate that belief to those of us who are of other beliefs....particularly here in the U.S. They are the law at the Vatican....not here!

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Response to polmaven (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:38 PM

5. But to them, the only true religion is Catholicism.

They believe that they are the one true church and the only connection to god. The only truth is their truth. Under that kind of dogmatic attitude, they have no choice but to insist the world only believes their way. They are not an evolving system. They have only attempted change maybe twice in two thousand years.

This to me, is only one more way to guide the worlds attention away from their pedophile history.

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Response to polmaven (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:49 AM

39. Establishment Clause

The Holy See has stepped over the line here by not honoring the Establishment Clause in the 1st Amendment. He also has his hands full with Church matters and must stop sticking his nose into American politics. Soon the line will be blurred between the Vatican and the Tea Party and the likes of Todd Akin.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:26 PM

3. With Enemies Like This We are SURE to Have Marriage Equality

The majority of Catholics support gay marriage. I suspect the Pope's narrative will only hasten their continued support.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:29 PM

4. Wait until child mistreatment gets real attention. Oh the humanity!

What hypocrisy.

Love thy neighbor? Love they enemy?


Hypocrites!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:40 PM

6. 50% of American Catholics voted for Obama. That's a much higher percent than among Protestants.

Despite being told in their parishes not to vote for Obama, 50% of Catholics did anyway. The pope is losing power.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:22 PM

25. My 86 yr old Catholic father voted twice now for Obama. He has

normally been a Republican!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:40 PM

7. Does a tree falling in the woods make any sound?

Likewise to the church.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:46 AM

46. Actually, does a tree falling into the church make any sound?

 

Likewise to the woods.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:50 PM

8. Perhaps the Catholic Church should look at.....

the Republican Party who is quickly becoming irrelevant in modern society. More people are deciding on matters like gay marriage for themselves and finding that it is a HUMAN Rights issue more than anything. The idea that the very corrupted Catholic Church can possibly call homosexual behavior "intrinsically disordered" when their priests are praying on young boys seems a bit "dysfunctional" to say the least.

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Response to blue sky at night (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:00 AM

53. that is preying

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:56 PM

9. You are NEVER getting your empire back.

The Holy Roman Empire (the dark ages, 400 ad -1400 ad) is over.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:58 PM

10. I hope the DUer who first said this won't mind my repeating it...

"..I am thoroughly sick and tired of being spoken to about "morality" and "Godliness" by a bunch of child-raping cover-up artists led by a former Hitler Youth member.."

One of my favorite quotes of all time.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:20 PM

17. Hey Vatican pervs...

I do hope...that the Truth HURTS!



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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:00 PM

11. We have diplomatic relations with the Vatican. Let's not.

 

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:10 PM

12. Is there any wonder why the church is losing the younger generation.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:15 PM

13. well when it comes to the Church

Viva la Reformation ya'll got de-emphasized then and your helping that along nicely now

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:21 PM

14. Never take romance advice from child rapists--or child rapist enablers. nt

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:33 PM

15. And this applies to secular law how?

Their views on marriage stem from religion, which is fundamentally based on unprovable suppositions even if the reasoning that flows from the supposition is logically sound.


And polygamous marriage should be allowed, if we can craft our laws such that nobody in the marriage is unequal.

Something along the lines of Adam and Beth can marry Charlie as a couple, but only if both Adam and Beth agree. Adam and Beth and Charlie as a trio can marry Donna, but only if Adam and Beth and Charlie agree. Charlie can't just fly to Vegas with Donna and get married.

I think it would effectively limit the vast majority of the small segment of the population that wants polygamous marriage to trios and quartets.

It would likely have hellish legal complexities during a divorce, though.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:18 PM

16. Hey pointy hatted, Gucci shoe, old white guys...

*** F *** off.

I don't subscribe to any of your stuff. Go away.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:21 PM

18. Then why did God allow the same sexes to like each other - Just to piss off the pope? n/t

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Response to socialindependocrat (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:45 AM

43. The fact of the matter is that many priests are homosexuals. This was revealed in several studies.

Donald Cozzeens in his book "The Changing Facts of the Priesthood" said his investigation revealed that from 23% ot 58% were homosexuals. Other studies placed the percentage somewhat lower but well above the national average. One study revealed that 23% of younger priests where homosexuals. The Vatican was so alarmed by theise revealations that they conducted a 10 year investigation of seminaries and established programs to confront the problem. It is clear that the Catholic Church is in as much denial on this subject as it was on pedopllia or its ridiculous reistance to contraceptive birth control. (See Wikipedia for the sources)

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Response to olegramps (Reply #43)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:29 PM

48. Job Ad: Wanted, young males - must be kind, loving, sensative and like working with people

When you think about it, they are a very good fit for the job.

I guess conservatives, as a whole, need to rethink their
thoughts about liberals and their potential contribution
to this society.

They just seem to want to control everything and everybody.

Whatever, time marches on...

Thanks for the additional information.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:24 PM

19. The polygamous statement

is a slap at gay marriage. It's certainly not a legitimate connection.

It sounds as though the Vatican has somewhere along the line gotten the idea that they have some sort of claim on my body? I can assure you if any of those crusty old dicks laid a finger on me I would press assault charges. How are their tedious little rulings from their self made perches any different? They have no rights over our bodies. Pass it along.

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Response to Why Syzygy (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:29 PM

20. 1. True, those of us advocating for same-sex marriage equality will let polygamy advocates

make their own arguments.

2. Polygamy IS biblical marriage. In Genesis, Patriarch Abraham had 3 wives, including his half-sister. I guess that makes incest biblical marriage too.

I wish those medievalists would stfu.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:47 PM

22. Even the Bible

has no claim to my body, mind or soul! No relic book does. What I'm reacting to is how it is assumed that anyone, let alone sick and twisted, criminal pedophiles have ANY claim to ANY body other than their own. To me that's profound and needs to be thrown up as objection to any of this messing with our lives in any form or fashion.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:49 PM

23. Have they admitted they were wrong yet on the whole "sun revolves around the earth" brouhaha?

N/T

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Response to ruggerson (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:59 PM

49. Yes, in 1992! but - there's a splinter group that wants to revisit this topic

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:53 PM

24. The Only Smart Thing Earl Butz ever said

"You no play-a the game, you no make-a the rules."

Wolf

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:27 PM

26. FU Pope

Why do we still act like these assholes have ANY importance. House of Pedophiles, and pedophile protectors.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:36 PM

27. Hello to the Vatican from Washington state!!!

We don't care what you think!!!!!!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:38 PM

28. Those of us who support equal rights

are only following the golden rule. We're advocating treating others the way we'd like to be treated. As Rabbi Hillel said, the rest of scripture is just commentary on that. They should be overjoyed.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:44 PM

29. Separation of Church and State it IS

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:48 PM

30. They need to openly acknowledge the sexuality of priests

and let them marry. Then they can deal with gay marriage.

Yeah, right.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:00 PM

31. Society must keep them out of the temporal realm.

The extent of their participation in secular society should be in supporting peace and charity.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:02 PM

32. Keep it up Ratzinger!

Another sore loser. BTW, when are you going to be on The Sean Hannity Show to spew your wrath at the American electorate?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:08 PM

33. maybe the Catholic church should pay more attention to all of their pedophile priests

and less time worrying about same sex marriage. I remember when Catholics were not allowed by the church to divorce. They got over it, and they will get over same sex marriage.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:16 PM

34. Jesus INCLUDED everyone, the prositutes, the beggars, the tax collectors

and yes, even the gays, Pope. Start preaching ALL of the teachings of Jesus, especially his most profound, inclusiveness.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:39 PM

35. Go fuck yourselves, you bunch of child molestors.

And stay the fuck out of our politics.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:44 PM

36. Their relivance is nonexistent...

Italy needs to annex vatican city.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:17 PM

37. Why do we tolerate another sovereign state meddling in our country?

They can.. yanno... fuck off.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:27 AM

41. For starters, bishops and priests need to register as agents of a foreign country

 

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:37 AM

38. This is one key reason I am no longer a Catholic nor will ever be one again

They are out of touch abd just flat wrong on so many things.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:12 AM

40. Looks like the rank-and-file Catholics

have the hierarchy on 'ignore' again.

Ratzinger looks like a Charles Addams cartoon character. I wouldn't trust him to speak ex cathedra about whether it was noon or mid-night, if we were standing together by Big Ben.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:47 AM

44. Keep marching toward irrelevance, Vatican.

You won't be missed.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:42 AM

45. Know thine enemy

That's all I have to say. You can't legislate morality.
They ought to take care of their own glass house.
And stop throwing stones. Hypocrites.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:45 PM

47. Hatred is "intrinsically disordered"

 

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:14 PM

50. "...the lone voice of courage..."

Really?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/26/world/europe/26church.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

MUNICH — The future Pope Benedict XVI was kept more closely apprised of a sexual abuse case in Germany than previous church statements have suggested, raising fresh questions about his handling of a scandal unfolding under his direct supervision before he rose to the top of the church’s hierarchy.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future pope and archbishop in Munich at the time, was copied on a memo that informed him that a priest, whom he had approved sending to therapy in 1980 to overcome pedophilia, would be returned to pastoral work within days of beginning psychiatric treatment. The priest was later convicted of molesting boys in another parish.

<tragically, more to the story>

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:58 PM

52. Hey I think it is great that a bunch of men that don't marry

find they have the right to tell others whom they can marry
while they wear dresses

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:03 AM

54. I read the subject and worried they were going to send troops

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:07 AM

55. The effects of gay marijuana are fucking unreal. Can't believe the shit I read on DU.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:30 AM

56. Letter from a Long-Lapsed Catholic

Dear Catholic Church:

Please, just go away.

Thanks.

- Me

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:02 PM

57. This generation of Vatican officials does not speak for future generations

Never? Things will change.

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