Catholic Church in Sydney writing to businesses backing same-sex marriage, outlining 'grave concerns'

  • metta

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    Jun 24, 2015 4:04 PM GMT
    Catholic Church in Sydney writing to businesses backing same-sex marriage, outlining 'grave concerns'

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-24/catholic-church-attacks-businesses-over-gay-marriage-support/6570082
  • Apparition

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    Jul 07, 2015 10:21 PM GMT
    "You are publically supporting a strategic, political and well-funded campaign designed to pressure the Federal Government into changing the Marriage Act.

    "For corporations to speak on such issues... is indeed overstepping their purpose and it is to be strongly resisted."

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    um...said one corporation to another. Only one doesnt pay taxes...perhaps it is time THAT changed.
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    Jul 07, 2015 10:43 PM GMT
    I really just don't get a lot of Holy Mother Church's opposition to gays, but then 2 years of Catholic grade school was enough to make me for-get a lot of its hypocritical crap. Sorry to rag, but its sanctimonious BS has always touched a nerve with me, probably due to the friggin' nuns and their frustrated power tripping over freaked-out schoolkids like me; kudos to my parents for pulling me out of there after only 2 years! To this day I can't even see a picture of a nun w/o becoming at least mildly incensed; almost the same for the priests w/ their closeted, two-faced homilies that essentially say nothing. (The Protestants have us beat by miles in the preaching department; not even the Dominicans come close, though the Xtian Bros. excel at "the laying on of hands," the Jesuits in a less violent, but equally repulsive way.) While the Mass provides a nice model and framework for focusing my thoughts on God and moral issues, I've found I need it less and less. Isn't there a philosophy that holds that living a good life and appreciating the beauty in the world around you is a form of worship in itself? Whatever, I wish the RCChurch would just give it a rest, "embrace" - as they like to intone - marriage for priests, if not nuns as well, and get on with the business of providing a moral and ethical example for individual improvement instead of preaching their outmoded and, to a large extent, unfounded beliefs as to just what Xtianity is and how its to be followed.
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    Jul 07, 2015 10:49 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidHow dare they do such a thing!
    You should be a test pilot for experimental airplanes.
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    Jul 07, 2015 10:57 PM GMT
    "For corporations to speak on such issues... is indeed overstepping their purpose and it is to be strongly resisted."

    But apparently the Roman Catholic Church in Australia is free to address such political issues. I fail to see the distinction. What is the "purpose" of the RC Church? Is its own purpose political? I seem to see a bit of double-standard hypocrisy here.