RI Bishop Thomas Tobin Very Unhappy About Marriage Equality Passage

May 2, 2013 Full story: lezgetreal.com 41
The passage of same-sex marriage in Rhode Island may have many people happy, it is not something that has made Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin happy at all. Full Story
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#1 May 2, 2013
That's just too bad! Marriage equality has passed.

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#2 May 2, 2013
From the article...

Tobin: " ... I sincerely pray for God’s blessings upon them, that they will enjoy much health, happiness and peace...."

Good enough.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#3 May 2, 2013
I'm very unhappy with Roman Catholics trying to force their disgusting "chosen lifestyle", thru civil law, down the throats of Americans who CHOOSE TO BE Non-Catholocs. It's UN-American and Evil.
AzAdam

United States

#4 May 2, 2013
Bishop Tobin couldn't get married before and he can't get married now. Why is he even getting involved?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#5 May 2, 2013
Neither Tobin nor his 'church' have any authority whatsoever over people who are not catholics
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Churches don't sell marriage licenses anywhere in America
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Marriage licenses are sold only by government clerks in county courthouses and some city halls

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#6 May 2, 2013
AzAdam wrote:
Bishop Tobin couldn't get married before and he can't get married now. Why is he even getting involved?
Of course he can get married ! What planet are you on ?!
Tea Bag Residue Cleanup

Philadelphia, PA

#7 May 2, 2013
The sexually sick may be very unhappy at marriage equality.

They may not be theocrats, however. Unless they move to Iran or wherever.

Amen.

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 May 2, 2013
Gee that's too bad for him. LMAO
Mikey

Walpole, MA

#9 May 2, 2013
Dear Bishop Tommy
Why dont you take a little less time bitching about marriage equality and use that time to actually do something for the less fortunate in your community....too much of an inconvenience??? Well then just do what you usually do...pray and accomplish nothing

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 May 2, 2013
Mikey wrote:
Dear Bishop Tommy
Why dont you take a little less time bitching about marriage equality and use that time to actually do something for the less fortunate in your community....too much of an inconvenience??? Well then just do what you usually do...pray and accomplish nothing
He really needs to go get some rest and relaxation with his favorite rent boy.

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#11 May 2, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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He really needs to go get some rest and relaxation with his favorite rent boy.
But that's why his hassock is in a bunch - rent boy left him to go get married!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#12 May 2, 2013
The TRUTH is that the Roman Catholic Church DOES NOT, AND NEVER HAS, believed in the separation of church and state, and Freedom of Religion. They simply do NOT believe in those concepts.

That ALONE makes them UN-AMERICAN.

I do NOT see the Lutheran churches, nor The Episcopal Church, nor the Presbyterian Church, nor Hindus, nor Buddhists, trying to force elected officials to write into civil law THEIR RELIGIOUS rules and regulations. The Roman Catholic Church it seems to me, STANDS ALONE in Christendom in the U.S. in doing this.

By DEFINITION, that is UN-AMERICAN.

“We are all atheists”

Since: May 11

Lewes, DE

#13 May 2, 2013
AzAdam wrote:
Bishop Tobin couldn't get married before and he can't get married now. Why is he even getting involved?
And in HIS case, it was a choice that he made.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#14 May 2, 2013
qwerty26 wrote:
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And in HIS case, it was a choice that he made.
But, as I said he CAN get married. Nothing and nobody is stopping him from doing so. It is apparently HIS own choice not to get married.

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#15 May 2, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
... I do NOT see the Lutheran churches, nor The Episcopal Church, nor the Presbyterian Church, nor Hindus, nor Buddhists, trying to force elected officials to write into civil law THEIR RELIGIOUS rules and regulations...
Well ... not RECENTLY.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#16 May 2, 2013
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Well ... not RECENTLY.
But the Roman Catholic Church certainly is, and has been for a long time, and as a matter of policy, working to deny us our U.S. Constitutional RIGHTS, AND our religious LIBERTY. Are they not ???

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#17 May 2, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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But the Roman Catholic Church certainly is, and has been for a long time, and as a matter of policy, working to deny us our U.S. Constitutional RIGHTS, AND our religious LIBERTY. Are they not ???
Yes. And while you're all focused on them, you're blind to the Orthodox. Better educate yourself there. Especially the ROC. It's a juggernaut that's gaining momentum..

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#18 May 2, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Yes. And while you're all focused on them, you're blind to the Orthodox. Better educate yourself there. Especially the ROC. It's a juggernaut that's gaining momentum..
"The Roman Catholic Church" is a particular denomination of Christians. The "Orthodox", as you say, are not, so I don't really know what you are ferring to. For example, just as "Lutheran" is a name for MANY Lutheran denominations (I was raised in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and am presently a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church In America (commonly simply called "ELCA" or "ELCA Lutheran"), the different synods of Lutheran churches are distinct, separate denominations just as Methodists and Baptists are separate denominations. So too are "Orthodox" churches separate denominations.

So what exactly are you referring to when you say "Orthodox" ?

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Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#19 May 2, 2013
We get it, Foxy -- you despise the Catholic Church. But what I don't get is why you single them out. Your particular little ELCA denomination may approve of equal marriage, but the worldwide Lutheran Church is in EXACTLY the same position as the Catholics, and so are the Evangelicals and myriads of other, including the Episcopalian Church in Africa (Anglicans). Here is a recent statement from the President of the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church. I quote:

"I was in Seoul, Korea, for the biennial conference of the International Lutheran Council, an international association of 34 confessional Lutheran churches of which the Missouri Synod is a member. The ILC also addressed this issue, adopting unanimously a statement that said, in part,“Rooted in the Bible’s witness and in keeping with Christian teaching through 2,000 years, we continue to believe that the practice of homosexuality—in any and all situations— violates the will of the Creator God and must be recognized as sin.”

Say it ain't so! Please tell me all these churches are not also, as a matter of policy, working to deny us our constitutional right just like the Catholics!

And you also haven't told me yet whether you despise the ILC as much as you do the Catholics.

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#20 May 3, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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"The Roman Catholic Church" is a particular denomination of Christians. The "Orthodox", as you say, are not, so I don't really know what you are ferring to. For example, just as "Lutheran" is a name for MANY Lutheran denominations (I was raised in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and am presently a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church In America (commonly simply called "ELCA" or "ELCA Lutheran"), the different synods of Lutheran churches are distinct, separate denominations just as Methodists and Baptists are separate denominations. So too are "Orthodox" churches separate denominations.
So what exactly are you referring to when you say "Orthodox" ?
Here's a primer (from their perspective, of course).

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