Tag Archives: Catholics

Anti-Gay Catholic Group: All Civil Marriages Are False

Last week I told you about the Catholic Church-sponsored American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property and their three-state-hate tour of New York, Rhode Island, Maine. WCHS-Portland, ME reports that these nutters not only hate gays, they believe that ALL civil marriages are false: The group says gay marriage is harmful to society because children do not …

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Bishops Oppose Immigration Equality

A group of elderly transvestites in embroidered gowns is opposing immigration equality for same-sex couples. The long-standing fight over the country’s estimated 36,000 same sex couples of two nationalities is a small but emotional part of the debate over immigration reform. But including same-sex couples in the mix could make it harder to pass an immigration overhaul. A key ally …

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Vatican Praises…..Oscar Wilde?

OK, this one gets the WTF of the week. The Vatican has praised the work of bisexual playwright Oscar Wilde, despite previously regarding him as an immoral degenerate. The newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, which is seen as the official mouthpiece of Pope Benedict XVI, described him as “always looking for the beautiful and the good, but also for a God”. The …

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Aussie Activists Angered By “Ex-Gay” Letter Published By Catholic High School

In its alumni newsletter, a Catholic high school in New South Wales, Australia has published a letter from an “ex-gay” former student that local activists say calls for the murder of homosexuals. Xavier High School in Albury printed the letter, written by former student Matt Price, in the latest edition of its alumni newsletter Xavier. Mr Price said he was …

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Catholics Launch Three-State-Hate Tour

A Catholic Church-sponsored outfit laboriously called The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property has launched a three state anti-gay marriage “crusade” in New York, Rhode Island, and Maine. Starting today, TFP volunteers, divided into three contingents, called Saint Joseph Caravans, will tour major cities rallying support for traditional marriage. The Catholic group’s handout offers “Ten reasons …

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Lech Walesa: Madonna Is Committing A Satanic Provocation Against Poland

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Polish president Lech Walesa plans to join a protest against Madonna’s August concert in Warsaw, saying that she had dishonored his religion by posing as the Black Madonna of Czestochowa on the cover of a Polish magazine three years ago. Walesa is especially angry because the concert falls on a Catholic holiday important to …

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Hypocri$y Inc: Catholic Church Selling “Historic Prop 8 Desk” Of Suspended Priest

Father Geoff Farrow came out to his Fresno, California congregation in October last year in a sermon decrying Proposition 8. Predictably, his diocese promptly suspended him. But far be it for the Catholic Church to miss ANY opportunity to rake in some dough, even in the case of a “disgraced” priest, as they are now SELLING Father Geoff’s office desk …

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New York’s Catholic Bishops Step Up Attacks On Marriage Equality

Led by Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the eight Catholic bishops of New York have released a statement condemning marriage equality. This is the first such joint statement from the group. “We face today the prospect of a law in New York which would radically change the timeless institution of marriage. As pastors of citizens from every corner of our great state, …

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PhoboQuotable- Deacon Keith Fournier

“Some maintain that same sex attraction is a genetic predisposition. This is disputed. Even if it were the case, that does not give homosexual activity any more of a claim to being given a special civil rights status. Should we really give disordered appetites civil rights status under the law? Let’s consider an absurd example. I have struggled most of …

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Wingnut Radio Host Arrested For Death Threats Against Gay CT Lawmakers

Deranged internet radio host Hal Turner, whom I have blogged about in the past, is under arrest for making death threats against gay Connecticut lawmakers. Internet radio host Hal Turner — accused of inciting Catholics to “take up arms” and singling out two Connecticut lawmakers and a state ethics official on a website — was taken into custody in New …

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days… Minnesota: Rev. Donald Dean Budd convicted of two counts of felony sexual misconduct.Utah: Pastor William J. Blanscet charged with exposing himself over a webcam to who he thought was a 13 year-old girl.Pennsylvania: Pastor Guy Carlton Jones sentenced to three years in state prison for attempted sexual conduct with an 8 year-old girl. Bonus: Jones …

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Maine’s Catholic Diocese May Be Violating Tax Laws In Gay Marriage Attack

Maine activists have filed a complaint with the IRS charging that the Maine Catholic diocese is violating its tax exempt status by funding a ballot referendum drive to repeal same-sex marriage. The Empowering Spirits Foundation said its challenge was filed Wednesday at an Internal Revenue Service office in Dallas. The San Diego-based group said the diocese is engaging in political …

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NY Marriage Opposition Unorganized

Despite Sunday’s massive Hispanic evangelicals rally in NYC, the New York Times says that same-sex marriage opponents in the state are remarkably unorganized and underfunded. “Frankly, the governor caught us all by surprise when he put this bill out there,” said Dennis Proust, communications director for the New York State Catholic Conference, the bishops’ political arm. “We weren’t expecting it.” …

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Obama Heckled At Notre Dame

Anti-abortion activists have been steaming about President Obama’s invitation to speak at Notre Dame’s commencement and one of them temporarily brought Obama’s speech to a halt yesterday when he began heckling the president from the audience. Outside the hall, king of the wingnuts Alan Keyes was arrested for the second time on school property in as many weeks, along with …

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Former Archbishop Comes Out

Former Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland, who resigned in 2002 after it was revealed that his diocese paid off a man he was accused of sexually assaulting, is about to publish a memoir outing himself. (A bit late, eh?) Archbishop Rembert Weakland, former head of the Milwaukee archdiocese, “is up front about his homosexuality in a church that preferred to ignore …

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Father Cutie Gets Busy

Famous Miami TV star/priest Father Alberto Cutie (sadly, it’s pronounced “koo-tee-yay”) was busted frolicking on the beach with a woman last week. Now he’s become the poster boy for ending celibacy requirements for Catholic clergy after being suspended by his diocese. He says he’s fallen in love with the woman and is “in the process of thinking about the future.”

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PhoboQuotable -Bishop Richard Malone

“I am deeply disappointed in the Maine Legislature and the Governor for making same sex-marriage legal in our state. We believe that the vast majority of Maine’s people believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, and that calling same-sex relationships marriage doesn’t make them so. Marriage as we have known it for millennia has served …

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Knights Of Columbus Join Anti-Marriage Equality Battle In New Jersey

The Knights of Columbus and other groups are working to get an anti-marriage equality referendum put on New Jersey’s 2010 ballot. Organizations opposed to letting gay or lesbian couples marry are urging lawmakers to put a question on the 2010 ballot asking voters whether to amend the state constitution to ban such unions. While there’s still time to get a …

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PhoboQuotable – Bishop Thomas Tobin

“Let me explain the “champagne principle.” Not every wine is champagne. Champagne has certain very specific, universally recognized characteristics. If someone were to take a bottle of Chianti, label and sell it as champagne, they’d be arrested for fraud. In the same way, those who seek to redefine marriage – with its specific characteristics – and to usurp the title …

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PhoboQuotable – Timothy Dolan

“We believe that human beings are hard-wired with a sense of right and wrong. It’s sort of in our DNA. And there are certain things that deep down we just know, because nature, and nature’s God has implanted that sense within us. That’s what philosophers, not even Catholic ones, like Aristotle, call natural law. There’s an in-built code of right …

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