Joseph Amodeo Quits Catholic Charities Board Over Cardinal Dolan's Stance On LGBT Youth

  • metta

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    Apr 08, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    Joseph Amodeo Quits Catholic Charities Board Over Cardinal Dolan's Stance On LGBT Youth


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/07/nyc-catholic-quits-board-over-lgbt_n_1410030.html
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    Apr 08, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    The only reason that Cardinal (or any religious leader) would preach against homosexuality is because they don't want the kids coming out of the closet at a young age and exposing the Cardinal for what he did to them when they were younger. icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 09, 2012 6:22 AM GMT
    Apparently there are some Christians out there who have a clearer understanding of the teachings and message of Jesus Christ than the church leaders, but that has always been the case since Emperor Constantine made the Catholic Church a state religion for political purposes around 325 AD.
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    Apr 09, 2012 10:20 AM GMT
    I read the huffington post daily and am a big fan, but this article is badly written, poorly researched and unapologetically biased. Charities have limited resources. The decision not to fund this particular charity may have hinged on a number of factors, none of which is explored here. It is simply assumed that the reason is bigotry.. I work in philanthropy and find the article to not be informative.
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    Apr 09, 2012 10:21 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe only reason that Cardinal (or any religious leader) would preach against homosexuality is because they don't want the kids coming out of the closet at a young age and exposing the Cardinal for what he did to them when they were younger. icon_twisted.gif
    fighting bigotry with bigotry does not make any sense,
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    Apr 09, 2012 10:30 AM GMT
    Nivek saidI read the huffington post daily and am a big fan, but this article is badly written, poorly researched and unapologetically biased. Charities have limited resources. The decision not to fund this particular charity may have hinged on a number of factors, none of which is explored here. It is simply assumed that the reason is bigotry.. I work in philanthropy and find the article to not be informative.


    Of course, the decision not to fund could well have been for some reason other than the RC Church's general hostility toward gay people. [Removes tongue from cheek.] The Bigot-in-Chief has made it quite clear that the Church views homosexuality as a morally evil disorder.
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    Apr 09, 2012 11:09 AM GMT
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    Nivek saidI read the huffington post daily and am a big fan, but this article is badly written, poorly researched and unapologetically biased. Charities have limited resources. The decision not to fund this particular charity may have hinged on a number of factors, none of which is explored here. It is simply assumed that the reason is bigotry.. I work in philanthropy and find the article to not be informative.


    Of course, the decision not to fund could well have been for some reason other than the RC Church's general hostility toward gay people. [Removes tongue from cheek.] The Bigot-in-Chief has made it quite clear that the Church views homosexuality as a morally evil disorder.
    my point is that the article is bad journalism. One can assume that a catholic leader will always act with a bigotted heart, but that is not the case. The assumption itself is bigotted.

    In 2001 I volunteered in a program funded by the local diocese that served the needs of people with HIV, at least 90% of whom were gay. The diocese not only provided funding but rather extensive use of facilities, which required giving preference to a gay population over the needs of other groups. The program operated with little oversight, allowing organizers free reign to serve community needs without second-guessing from clergy. The diocese did this while simultaneously condemning gay marriage, which was a huge controversy at the time. The point being, they did not allow their bigotted stance on marriage to interfere with their mission of the corporal works of mercy.
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    Apr 09, 2012 11:32 AM GMT
    Nivek said
    In 2001 I volunteered in a program funded by the local diocese that served the needs of people with HIV, at least 90% of whom were gay. The diocese not only provided funding but rather extensive use of facilities, which required giving preference to a gay population over the needs of other groups. The program operated with little oversight, allowing organizers free reign to serve community needs without second-guessing from clergy. The diocese did this while simultaneously condemning gay marriage, which was a huge controversy at the time. The point being, they did not allow their bigotted stance on marriage to interfere with their mission of the corporal works of mercy.


    Clearly there are people in RC dioceses doing good works for gay people, in spite of the Church's disdain for homosexuality. If the Church does approve (or tolerate) such works, I suspect it is because they can be justified as helping those who have 'fallen victim' to the 'intrinsic moral evil' (the Pope's words) of homosexuality.

    Notwithstanding the willingness of certain dioceses to support gay charity work, in the absence of any explanation from Dolan's diocese, as to why it did not support the project in question, we are left to draw our own conclusions.
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    Apr 09, 2012 11:35 AM GMT
    HUFFINGTON TRASH
    MORE CHRISTIAN BASHING

    PLEASE TRY SOMETHING NEW
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    Apr 09, 2012 11:38 AM GMT
    CDAVIS saidHUFFINGTON TRASH
    MORE CHRISTIAN BASHING

    PLEASE TRY SOMETHING NEW
    #

    Christians have been bashing gay people for over 2000 years. I'd call it payback.
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    Apr 09, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    CDAVIS saidHUFFINGTON TRASH
    MORE CHRISTIAN BASHING

    PLEASE TRY SOMETHING NEW
    #

    Christians have been bashing gay people for over 2000 years. I'd call it payback.


    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
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    Apr 09, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    bischero saidAn eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.


    Quite, but 2000 years versus 7 years is more like an eyelash for an arm and a leg.
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    Apr 09, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
    CDAVIS saidHUFFINGTON TRASH
    MORE CHRISTIAN BASHING

    PLEASE TRY SOMETHING NEW


    The Huffington Post publishes articles by and about progressive (including gay) Christians all the time.

    Cardinal Dolan is one of the most outspoken anti-gay bishops in the US.
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    Apr 21, 2012 9:00 AM GMT
    bischero said
    Ex_Mil8 said
    CDAVIS saidHUFFINGTON TRASH
    MORE CHRISTIAN BASHING

    PLEASE TRY SOMETHING NEW
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    Christians have been bashing gay people for over 2000 years. I'd call it payback.


    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.


    This is not a question of destroying organs or fighting back with bigotry. (Who is the bigot in this equation?) It is counterattacking and responding to those who wage a ruthless and relentless war against gays.
  • trl_

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    Apr 21, 2012 9:25 AM GMT
    that guy was on the executive board of catholic charities at age 24?!

    daaaaang he must have an uncle who is a cardinal or something
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    Apr 21, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    Too bad the guy didn't stay on and become a huge thorn for that fat religious/republican, homophobic, christian-douchebag!

    I have to laugh at those on here that complain about "christian bashing" and that the article was "unapologetically biased"
    What is there to be apologetic about? They called the religious ass out for what/who he is. And bias? icon_eek.gif Are you kidding?!? WTF? Every bias that Gay people face DAILY stems from the religious/christian idiots of the world. Then in this country are carried into law by the religious' lackys..... the republicans!!!

    This fat douchebag Dolan would line us up over trenches and have his lacky sheep shoot us in the back all in the name of religion/christianity if it were legal! (Or if he claimed it came to him in some devine dream.)

    Tristan
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    Apr 21, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidreligious/republican


    ...not all religious people are republican
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    Apr 21, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    Glad he took a stand!! Catholicism is a pest! Glad after 15 yrs of being one, I'm pest free.