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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-05 04:09 PM
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99. With all respect,
I think one could fairly argue that being relegated to a second place position -- or no position at all -- is tantamount to emotional violence. The psychic damage done to women and gays and lesbians over the years by institutions insisting they either stay in the closet or in their place is hard to really quantify, but my guess is it's not insignificant.

That doesn't cause me to hate the pope or the people running the Catholic church. It causes me to pray for them to see the grave error of their ways. Like the rest of us, they're human and quite fallible. And I do believe the day will come when forgiveness will be asked for the sins committed against these aggrieved groups. I just rather doubt I'll see it in my lifetime, unfortunately.
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