Ignorant Vatican Cardinal: Pro-Marriage Equality Advocates Are ’Not Catholics"

  • metta

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    Feb 20, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    Ignorant Vatican Cardinal: Pro-Marriage Equality Advocates Are ’Not Catholics"





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    Caffarra foresaw doom for all if gays were permitted marriage equality. "One of the pillars of our legal order--marriage as a public good--would crumble," warned the cardinal. "The state’s legal order must not be neutral on marriage and homosexual unions," he added; "society owes its survival to families founded on marriage, not homosexual unions."




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    Feb 20, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    metta8 saidIgnorant Vatican Cardinal: Pro-Marriage Equality Advocates Are ’Not Catholics"





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    Caffarra foresaw doom for all if gays were permitted marriage equality. "One of the pillars of our legal order--marriage as a public good--would crumble," warned the cardinal. "The state’s legal order must not be neutral on marriage and homosexual unions," he added; "society owes its survival to families founded on marriage, not homosexual unions."







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    The beginning of the end of Catholicism, if you ask me icon_smile.gif Anyone who aligns themselves with discrimination against homosexuals will one day soon be viewed in the same manner as those who perpetuated racism. I say, good riddance.
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 20, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    They should be called out for their silence on promiscuous catholics.
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    Feb 20, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
    well...at least he's not using the "it's in the bible" argument. but his secular thinking is just as flawed. at the end of the day, the average person just needs to ask "why does it matter if two guys or to girls marry?".

    it has NO impact on heterosexual marriages or families whatsoever. his logic is flawed that society would crumble. it's not like the government is going to ban heterosexual marriage and only allow homosexual marriages. with or without gay marriages, society will still continue. heterosexuals will still have their marriages and still have their nuclear families. so why not let gays marry. (i'm preaching to the choir of course).

    a bigger threat to families (and therefore society if you follow his logic) is divorce. THAT is was the vaican cardinal should be speaking out against. ironically, the catholic church found a loophole to allow that.

    in time, if they search hard enough they will find a loophole to allow gay marriages as well.
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    Feb 20, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    HTownRunner saidIt has NO impact on heterosexual marriages or families whatsoever.


    Exactly, it's not like gays and lesbians are going to start having heterosexual marriages... we're not going to start reproducing with the opposite sex just because we can't get married, lol.
  • metta

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    Feb 20, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    What we need to do is what was done with the KKK.Get a strong case against the Vatican and Mormons and sue them to the point where we can foreclose on their properties.

    Imagine the parties and weddings that we could have in these places..... ;)

    I would love to get a hold of the vatican library.
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    Feb 20, 2010 8:10 AM GMT
    And that's a bad thing? Rejoice and be free! icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 20, 2010 8:16 AM GMT
    You'll never be in Santa's gang! never be in Santa's gang!

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    Feb 20, 2010 8:26 AM GMT
    This cardinal exemplifies how natural law theories destroy people’s minds.

    Even the “new” natural law theories are a bunch of double-think. John Finnis, for example, says his views avoid violating the is-ought gap, but if so, then his arguments have at least one normative axiom, in which case his system is a human construction. It’s difficult to see how a human construction can be natural law, but such self-serving deceptiveness is par for the course for these lunatics.
  • nhnelson

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    Feb 20, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    Not all cardinals are like this. I was in rome not too long ago, and I ran into a cardinal outside of the vatican, and we got to talking. He explained to me that he is totally in favor of marriage equality for gays, and that he despises many of the decisions of the catholic church. He was awesome.
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    Feb 20, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    Well rhnelson, if that is true then maybe there is hope yet for Catholics. I guess it's just like anything else, when enough of the old farts die off we'll get people in there who are more accepting and willing to live in 2010 vs. 1510!