Knights of Columbus reaffirms opposition to same-sex marriage

  • metta

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    Aug 06, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    Knights of Columbus reaffirms opposition to same-sex marriage


    http://coloradoindependent.com/95440/in-denver-knights-of-columbus-reaffirm-opposition-to-same-sex-marriage-abortion

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  • Cutlass

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    Sep 06, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    I wish this organization would spend less time on assaulting human rights of those that don't believe in their religion and spend more time on equality, justice, and human and civil rights for all
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    Sep 06, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    Knights of Columbus is major Catholic organization. So as long as Rome is against same sex marriage, why would we expect them to be any different. Should not be a surprise is all.
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    Sep 06, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    Mostly just lose roving bands of realllllly old guys in funky Dracula costumes and feathery Napoleon hats ... the Catholic version of the Shriners.

    They get to wave their swords about and pass out from heat prostration from waiting on the big man in the funny hat to show up in his popemobile.

    Mostly harmless.
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    Sep 06, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    This you?

    "When I was a young child, another child once told me that the city I lived in had KKK members and that is why we did not have very many black people living in the city that I grew up in. Anyways, the kid told me where their office was and it had “Knights of Columbus” on the front of it. Obviously, the kid was messing with me but I did not realize it at the time. So every time my parents would drive past that building, I would give it a dirty look. Now I don’t feel bad about thinking they were the KKK."
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    Sep 06, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    Knights of Columbus DOES promote and encourage pedophilia though.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 12, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    Why am I not one bit surprised about the Knights of Columbus being opposed to gay equalityicon_question.gif
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    Sep 12, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidKnights of Columbus DOES promote and encourage pedophilia though.

    Please elaborate.
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    Sep 12, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    A very long stretch at guilt by association, Bob.

    The KofC is a lay organization (meaning that it consists of ordinary Roman Catholic males, not priests) with the local parish priest officiating as the chaplain for the local units (called councils).

    A very tenuous stretch; the KofC is mostly a bunch of 60- and 70- something men with pimp hats and vampire costumes waving cheap stamped sabres about on special occasions at church. They are as I said... mostly harmless (though in heavily catholic NY state, they do wield significant political clout on the local/municipal level).

    The point of association being that the RC church covers up/aids and abets pedophilia and child sex abuse by not actively defrocking and turning over the offending priests to secular justice.

    The bigger issue is a doctrinal one; the RC church has ling restricted it's clergy from marriage (gay or straight) and this could be an misplaced effect of forced celibacy.

    If the RC church ever reversed it's perverse stances and allowed men and women to be "priests" (or did away entirely with that shallow mockery of the old testament Hebrew priesthood) it would be a lot better off as a church.
  • metta

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    Dec 30, 2013 8:44 AM GMT
    The Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Politics of The Knights of Columbus

    "The Knights of Columbus was founded as a mutual aid society which combatted bigotry and discrimination against Catholics. Now, more than one-hundred thirty years after its founding, it has devolved into an organization which uses such catchphrases as "life and family" or "marriage and family," and yet has such a narrow view of family and has firmly planted itself in the forefront of discrimination and bigotry."


    http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/18386-anti-gay-anti-choice-knights-columbus