Catholic Church on Gay Marriage in Minnesota

  • Cutlass

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    May 26, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    Is there no end to the lengths the catholic church will go to to deny basic human and civil rights to gays? The Minnesota House of Representatives voted in a Republican-sponsored bill to refer the matter of limiting marriage only between a man and woman to Minnesota voters. Gays opposed the passage of this bill. Now Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which lobbied for the amendment, said that opponents knew they can't win, so they tried to get the House to reject the bill.
    The catholic conference now plans to marshal their members, evangelicals (What? No mormons?) and other like-minded people to vote for this bill. "We plan to mount the largest and most intensive grassroots political campaign the state has ever seen," Adkins said.
    Isn't there a tax law that says churches can't engage in political activity without losing their tax exemption? Doesn't the catholic church have anything better to do than try to interfere in the lives of people who don't believe in their religion? So much for their hypocritical stand on "social justice."
  • arjay

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    May 26, 2011 5:47 AM GMT
    The opposition should work to introduce a bill to ban divorces and criminalize adultery.

    Cutlass said Is there no end to the lengths the catholic church will go to to deny basic human and civil rights to gays? The Minnesota House of Representatives voted in a Republican-sponsored bill to refer the matter of limiting marriage only between a man and woman to Minnesota voters. Gays opposed the passage of this bill. Now Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which lobbied for the amendment, said that opponents knew they can't win, so they tried to get the House to reject the bill.
    The catholic conference now plans to marshal their members, evangelicals (What? No mormons?) and other like-minded people to vote for this bill. "We plan to mount the largest and most intensive grassroots political campaign the state has ever seen," Adkins said.
    Isn't there a tax law that says churches can't engage in political activity without losing their tax exemption? Doesn't the catholic church have anything better to do than try to interfere in the lives of people who don't believe in their religion? So much for their hypocritical stand on "social justice."
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    May 26, 2011 6:45 AM GMT
    The American organisation/religion the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. Is proactive down here in Oz preventing me a True Blue Aussie, form having equality in my very own home. So one can assure you it's active in Minnesota too. it being active in America is one thing, But oz is another. Down here I now see it as a foreign enemy.
  • coolarmydude

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    May 26, 2011 6:57 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]arjay said[/cite]The opposition should work to introduce a bill to ban divorces and criminalize adultery.


    Good point. Let's see the Catholic church rally around that. Flaming hypocrites....
  • Cutlass

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    May 31, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    Any Minnesotans here? What can we do to help? It seems we shouldn't let the catholic church have a free ride by imposing their biased beliefs on everyone and we play dead. We need to fight back. Doesn't the ACLU intervene on church-state matters? Can't the catholic church be stripped of its tax exempt status when it engages in politics?