Catholic Church Pulls Out Of Maine Marriage Debate

  • metta

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    Mar 06, 2012 9:38 AM GMT

    Catholic Church Pulls Out Of Maine Marriage Debate


    http://lezgetreal.com/2012/03/catholic-church-pulls-out-of-maine-marriage-debate/
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    Mar 06, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    I dont believe that for a minute..
    C'mon.. the vatican not ruling the world if it could? LMAO
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    Mar 06, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
    Of course they are going to pull out early; it's what the rhythm method is all about. Well, that and alter boy recruitment. icon_evil.gif
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    Mar 06, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    They never belonged at this debate!
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    Mar 06, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidThey never belonged at this debate!

    well, that is a point, too. Why should a group of men who ahve never had sex--with women, anyway--be making decisions about birth control?
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    Probably another child molestation scandal on the horizon.

    Too busy shredding documents..and sending child molesting priests off to 3rd world counties, where they can run orphanages.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 06, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    It is about time the corrupt, hypocritical Roman Catholic Church started to mind its own damn business. They had no legitimate right getting into this debate in the first place.
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    I suspect the RCC has realized that the more politically active they become in the US, the more their donations decline, along with church attendance. Just like with any money-making operation, the money calls the shots.

    Despite their virulently anti-gay Nazi Pope, who continues to cover-up child abuse scandals, the financial bottom line will eventually get their attention. Or are they saving their ammunition (money) for the US Presidential election? I think a bit of both.
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    Mar 06, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    They spent almost 2 million in Maine in their 2009 fight against gay marriage. That same year, they had to close five parishes in southern Maine- churches that cost about $80,000 each per year to operate.

    http://youtu.be/Tho_bFjTWJk
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    Mar 06, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidThey spent almost 2 million in Maine in their 2009 fight against gay marriage. That same year, they had to close five parishes in southern Maine- churches that cost about $80,000 each per year to operate.

    http://youtu.be/Tho_bFjTWJk

    I guess that tells us what their priorities are - certainly not ministry to the Faithful. It's oppressing gays that will make Jesus smile. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 06, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    An article in the Advocate had cited that they pulled back the overt political action and replaced it with an education thrust showing how it was wrong somehow, at least in the eyes of the Roman Catholic church. No news there. Anyone that I know who is gay and Catholic tends to be in the Liberal Catholic Church or the Old Catholic Church which are out of the Dutch branch of Catholicism nominally, and range from tolerant to supporting.

    I have friends in Dallas that were married in a church wedding in the Old Catholic Church here.
  • maineguy101

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    Mar 06, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    It's true! They really burned themselves in 2009 by actively campaigning against it with lies, misinformation and playing on people's fears, demanding their flock vote against marriage for same sex couples. They also had special collections at mass to fight it and over all I think, spent in the neighborhood of 1.5 Million opposing marriage. A lot of people walked away from the church.