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Catholic cardinal: Church 'caricatured' as anti-gay

There are 40 comments on the Times Herald story from Nov 29, 2013, titled Catholic cardinal: Church 'caricatured' as anti-gay. In it, Times Herald reports that:

A top Roman Catholic cardinal says he regrets the church is portrayed as "anti-gay" for supporting traditional marriage between a man and a woman.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#22 Dec 4, 2013
And if EVERY SINGLE Roman Catholic became a Protestant, as God intended, they wouldn't be having this problem !

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#23 Dec 5, 2013
eJohn wrote:
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The problem, of course, is that people make the assumption that anyone that "supports traditional marriage" is also an anti-gay bigot that is against marriage equality.
While that's mostly true, supporters of marriage equality are almost ALL supportive of "traditional marriage". Why else would we want to be a part of it???
And we certainly would never support shutting out other couples just because we don't like them or we're afraid of them. That's completely nuts.
Yes, it's kind of another twist on the old Catholic guilt thing... no one wants to be thought of as "against traditional marriage" so they frame it as if supporting same sex marriage is somehow against traditional marriage... or even more false and melodramatic... that supporting same sex marriage somehow HARMS or DESTROYS traditional marriage.

So, not only are gays supposed to feel "guilty" about their very existence and wanting to be able to marry the person of their choosing, but anybody who supports them marrying who they want to must also feel guilty because this allegedly makes their god very unhappy for some reason.

But anybody who has allowed themselves to do ANY kind of thinking outside the Catholic box realizes how completely ridiculous it is.

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#24 Dec 5, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
And if EVERY SINGLE Roman Catholic became a Protestant, as God intended, they wouldn't be having this problem !
Except just about all religions have the same problem of presuming to know what god intended when there likely is no god anyway.

Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan... makes little difference to me, they ALL want the god they've created in their own image to be the one people obey and worship, when frankly none of them as described in their holy books come anywhere NEAR to DESERVING obedience or worship. And there are anti-gays in all of them, as well as some who are supportive.

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#25 Dec 5, 2013
Tre H wrote:
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Yes, it's kind of another twist on the old Catholic guilt thing... no one wants to be thought of as "against traditional marriage" so they frame it as if supporting same sex marriage is somehow against traditional marriage... or even more false and melodramatic... that supporting same sex marriage somehow HARMS or DESTROYS traditional marriage.
So, not only are gays supposed to feel "guilty" about their very existence and wanting to be able to marry the person of their choosing, but anybody who supports them marrying who they want to must also feel guilty because this allegedly makes their god very unhappy for some reason.
But anybody who has allowed themselves to do ANY kind of thinking outside the Catholic box realizes how completely ridiculous it is.
Perfectly put.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#26 Dec 6, 2013
Tre H wrote:
<quoted text>....But anybody who has allowed themselves to do ANY kind of thinking outside the Catholic box realizes how completely ridiculous it is.
And, of course,*thinking* is the great enemy of all organized religions. Thinking means people will catch onto the ridiculousness that religions peddles.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#27 Dec 6, 2013
eJohn wrote:
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And, of course,*thinking* is the great enemy of all organized religions. Thinking means people will catch onto the ridiculousness that religions peddles.
Like the religion called "OBAMACARE" ?! Like the Democratic acolytes who sing the praises of The Obamaniac, Joseph Stalin, and Kim Jong Un 24 hours a day ? THAT religion ?

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#28 Dec 6, 2013
Now watch, everyone. Watch while the other posters here all jump on the bandwagon and allow the Queen of the Trolls to derail the discussion and shift the attention back to himself. Watch!!
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#29 Dec 7, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
The simple truth is that Roman Catholic leaders such as Dolan, and his compatriots, do NOT believe in, nor support, the concept of "Freedom Of Religion".
That's no secret. They believe what they believe.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#30 Dec 7, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Like the religion called "OBAMACARE" ?! Like the Democratic acolytes who sing the praises of The Obamaniac, Joseph Stalin, and Kim Jong Un 24 hours a day ? THAT religion ?
Obamacare, a religion? My problems with health care in this country is the cost and the incompetence. Would you like to discuss our public education system?
Natural Law

Amherst, MA

#31 Dec 7, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
And if EVERY SINGLE Roman Catholic became a Protestant, as God intended, they wouldn't be having this problem !
What problem is that FaFoxy?
How's the sheriff?

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#32 Dec 10, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Like the religion called "OBAMACARE" ?! Like the Democratic acolytes who sing the praises of The Obamaniac, Joseph Stalin, and Kim Jong Un 24 hours a day ? THAT religion ?
If you only knew when to STFU (99% of the time) and when to pipe in (almost never), you could actually SEEM like a reasonable "fair and balanced" person. Unfortunately, you routinely bury any evidence of intellect or rationality under mounds of ignorant, irrelevant garbage like this that has 0% to do with the topic -- thus revealing yourself as the boring, useless, repetitive spammer we all know and try to ignore.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#33 Dec 10, 2013
Tre H wrote:
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If you only knew when to STFU (99% of the time) and when to pipe in (almost never), you could actually SEEM like a reasonable "fair and balanced" person. Unfortunately, you routinely bury any evidence of intellect or rationality under mounds of ignorant, irrelevant garbage like this that has 0% to do with the topic -- thus revealing yourself as the boring, useless, repetitive spammer we all know and try to ignore.
You have no humor.:(

(GO PACKERS !:))

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#34 Dec 10, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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You have no humor.:(
(GO PACKERS !:))
If you think your repetitive nonsense is funny, I'm pretty sure it is YOU who has no humor. You are like the worst Saturday Night Live sketches... they're not funny in the first place and then they go on forever hammering relentlessly on the same unfunny crap.

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#35 Dec 10, 2013
Sorry, "FaFoxy", but what "Tre H" says about this is true.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#36 Dec 10, 2013
Tre H wrote:
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If you think your repetitive nonsense is funny, I'm pretty sure it is YOU who has no humor. You are like the worst Saturday Night Live sketches... they're not funny in the first place and then they go on forever hammering relentlessly on the same unfunny crap.
I've never seen Saturday Night Live so I don't know what they're sketches are like.

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#37 Dec 11, 2013
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C'mon! You're better than THAT!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#38 Dec 11, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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You have no humor.:(
(GO PACKERS !:))
Why would you think Tre H. is a Lutheran?

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#39 Dec 11, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I've never seen Saturday Night Live so I don't know what they're sketches are like.
Yes, I'm sure you claim to have never seen SNL because it's made by un-American evil liberals. Not ALL of THEIR sketches are terrible, I just compared your spam crap to the WORST ones.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#40 Dec 11, 2013
Tre H wrote:
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Yes, I'm sure you claim to have never seen SNL because it's made by un-American evil liberals. Not ALL of THEIR sketches are terrible, I just compared your spam crap to the WORST ones.
I saw a list of tv shows on some website the other day that said something like the "The 12 best tv shows that should never have been cancelled." I had seen 2 out of the 12.

And no, I have never seen a Saturday Nite Live show, but I have seen 2 or 3 sketches from the show over the years and did not like them. Its just not my kind of humor.(Bugs Bunny RULES !:))

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#42 Dec 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I saw a list of tv shows on some website the other day that said something like the "The 12 best tv shows that should never have been cancelled." I had seen 2 out of the 12.
And no, I have never seen a Saturday Nite Live show, but I have seen 2 or 3 sketches from the show over the years and did not like them. Its just not my kind of humor.(Bugs Bunny RULES !:))
Why are you always offering up details about yourself that no one asked for or gives a sh!t about? Are you under the delusion that people have any interest in this whatsoever?

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