Knights of Columbus' Anti-Gay Marriage Funding Sparks Petition

Nov 20, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Catholic group is delivering more than 5,000 petition signatures to the Knights of Columbus asking the Catholic fraternal organization to stop funding divisive political issues such as opposing same-sex marriage.

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How about the Knights of Pekin, a fraternal organization for "reformed" pedophiles who are now trolls?

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Nov 20, 2012
 
"If Jesus ever said anything about homosexuality, it is not recorded in the Bible, even mistranslated. He did, however, speak extensively on God's unconditional love. Yet instead of dwelling on biblical love, Christians have historically been more concerned with obscure passages of Levitical cleanliness codes and Paul's misunderstood comments in Romans. Instead of focusing on the incredible injustice and hatred demonstrated by Christians and others, tying to deny homosexuals even basic civil rights, people appear more concerned with the specific homosexual acts between consenting adults who are naturally have a homosexual orientation. As James B. Nelson notes, the Bible more clearly advocates a "love ethic" rather than a "sex ethic."

I Cor 6:9, no way refers to homosexuality. The original Greek word often quoted as sexual immorality, Paul used was "porneia" which means "a harlot for hire". In Corinth in the temples of Venus, the principal deity of Corinth, where Christians went to worship, a thousand public prostitutes were kept at public expense to glorify and act as surrogates for the fertility Gods. This sex with the pagan Gods is what Paul was talking about - fornication is an admitted mistranslation and has nothing to do with gays or singles sex. This rendering reflected the bias of the translators rather than an accurate translation of Paul's words to a culture of 2000 years ago worshipping pagan sex gods.

Romans 1:26-27 mentions homosexual acts performed by people who are clearly described as heterosexual. The men in the NT patriarchal culture exerted dominance not only over women, but over younger males as well. The nature of homosexual acts in the Bible are so very different from what we know as homosexuality today that the passages have no application to today's homosexuality. Such practices as in NT times simply no longer exist. Alleged references to homosexuality in I Corinthians and I Timothy are the inventions of anti-gay translators. They are not in the original Greek texts." (Rev.Dr. Mel White)

Yet Jesus told us:

John 13:34: A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

John 15:17: This is my command: Love each other.

Matthew 7:1: "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

Luke 6:37: "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Matthew 7:12: So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Meanwhile, the irrational prejudice promoted by some who claim to be Christians, continues to cause needless suffering and death, here and around the world.
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Wil of Pekin is back with a new name.

Didn't a court order say he was no longer allowed to psot on the internet?

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Creative1 wrote:
Wil of Pekin is back with a new name.
Didn't a court order say he was no longer allowed to psot on the internet?
He's been doing the "Caleb" thing for some time now. I reminded him the name "Caleb" is derived from the Hebrew word for "dog." Dirty mongrel cur, in his case. He needs to be neutered and microchipped.

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Nov 20, 2012
 
JohnInToronto wrote:
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He's been doing the "Caleb" thing for some time now. I reminded him the name "Caleb" is derived from the Hebrew word for "dog." Dirty mongrel cur, in his case. He needs to be neutered and microchipped.
Bob Barker would approve!

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Nov 21, 2012
 
JohnInToronto wrote:
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He's been doing the "Caleb" thing for some time now. I reminded him the name "Caleb" is derived from the Hebrew word for "dog." Dirty mongrel cur, in his case. He needs to be neutered and microchipped.
Having him neutered is a good idea, if he hasn't been already, but I'm not sold on the idea of the microchip. If he got lost, it would make it too easy to find him.

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The KC was designed to uphold the Christian Faith,...
WRONG right from the first assertion. GADS you are pathetic!

The KofC was designed to be the Catholic alternative to the Freemasons, and to uphold the Roman Catholic Church.

Know what the Elk's Lodge was designed to be?

The place where the Masons and Knights of Columbus go to drink and play poker together.

Take it from someone who has been a ranking member of all three.

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Having him neutered is a good idea, if he hasn't been already, but I'm not sold on the idea of the microchip. If he got lost, it would make it too easy to find him.
Yes, but we could prevent him from going to places he should not be in - like schoolyards.

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WRONG right from the first assertion. GADS you are pathetic!
The KofC was designed to be the Catholic alternative to the Freemasons, and to uphold the Roman Catholic Church.
Know what the Elk's Lodge was designed to be?
The place where the Masons and Knights of Columbus go to drink and play poker together.
Take it from someone who has been a ranking member of all three.
My father was an Elk but he was a member of neither of the others. The Elks had a thing about not letting black people in. Not quite sure why they stuck to this racism long after the other groups ditched it. I just remember they had tacky St. Patrick's Day parties with a bunch of drunks in silly green hats.

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My father was an Elk but he was a member of neither of the others. The Elks had a thing about not letting black people in. Not quite sure why they stuck to this racism long after the other groups ditched it. I just remember they had tacky St. Patrick's Day parties with a bunch of drunks in silly green hats.
Sounds about right. What part of the Country was this?

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Sounds about right. What part of the Country was this?
Beacon, NY

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Beacon, NY
Wow, I haven't heard of Beacon in years. I used to work with someone from there. I remember that she lived on Sterling Street because that's where I mailed her paychecks, but that's been over a quarter century.

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Wow, I haven't heard of Beacon in years. I used to work with someone from there. I remember that she lived on Sterling Street because that's where I mailed her paychecks, but that's been over a quarter century.
I lived there till age seven, after which we moved a bit north to the Poughkeepsie area and my father commuted. It was a dumpy little town when I grew up - very working class. One thing good I can say about it was that my elementary school was integrated as Beacon had a big African-American population. I revisited in 1989 and it had not changed much but when I was there in 2004 I was really surprised! An old factory has been changed into a cutting edge art museum. a lot of shops had sprouted on the main street and store fronts were being renovated, and there was a lot of indication that New York City people were moving in and gentrifying the place.

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Beacon, NY
Ever hear of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peekskill_Riots

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No, it was before I was born. But it does not surprise me. Remember that is addition to the author T. C. Boyle, the Peekskill area is also the birthplace of Mel Gibson. The Hudson Valley has always been full of racist right wing idiots with some leftists (most of whom were not actually born there) like Seeger and Gore Vidal thrown in the mix. It was also always heavily Republican - Roosevelt never carried the vote in his home town nor in Dutchess County. In Poughkeepsie, the Smith Brothers of cough drop fame once ran a restaurant with a sign that bragged of "all white help." There were always non-British types in the Hudson Valley - mostly Italians, Blacks and Jews -- but the WASPS always controlled things.

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Yea, funny how they have parties with a bunch of drunks in silly green hats and you Queers have parties with a bunch of perverted freaks that packs each others shit, then su:cks each other clean, in rainbow outfits.
New canned response to posters of your ilk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Enough with all "the final solution" crap!!!

You're embarrassing YOURSELVES and the rest of us.

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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love." MLK
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