On the issue of gay marriage ....

There are 7 comments on the PennLive.com story from Jan 30, 2013, titled On the issue of gay marriage ..... In it, PennLive.com reports that:

The heads of the Catholic and Episcopal churches in south central Pennsylvania on Wednesday struck contrasting reactions to findings of a poll that shows voters would be in favor of approving gay marriage legislation.

The Rev. Joseph McFadden, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, decried the narrow favoring for gay marriage, while the Rev. Nathan Baxter, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania welcomed it as good news ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Jan 30, 2013
from PennLive:

"The Rev. Joseph McFadden, bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg:

"'We believe and teach that the gift of marriage is something we receive from God, it is not something we construct or can change to fit our purposes. That is why one of the most troubling developments in today’s culture is the proposition that persons of the same sex can marry. This proposal attempts to redefine the nature of marriage and the family and, as a result, harms both the intrinsic dignity of every human person and the common good of society. Marriage is the basis for family formation and is not simply a way of legitimizing sex.'"

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#4 Jan 31, 2013
James Aist wrote:
Far more important than what voters will do with the issue of gay marriage is what Jesus would do..........
It's pretty simple, really. God creates gay folks. He instills in them all the same ability and need for love, companionship and family that everyone else has.

He sends some gay folks life-mates and blesses their families in the same way He blesses everyone else.

Unless we are willing to believe that He does those things as some kind of supreme practical joke, with the GOTCHA moment condemnation to hell for all eternity, then yes, we Know What Jesus Would Do.

Since: Aug 09

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#5 Jan 31, 2013
Quest wrote:
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It's pretty simple, really. God creates gay folks. He instills in them all the same ability and need for love, companionship and family that everyone else has.
He sends some gay folks life-mates and blesses their families in the same way He blesses everyone else.
Unless we are willing to believe that He does those things as some kind of supreme practical joke, with the GOTCHA moment condemnation to hell for all eternity, then yes, we Know What Jesus Would Do.
That about sums it up.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#7 Jan 31, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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It's pretty simple as you say. God creates murders, God creates Pedophiles, God creates maggots. God creates a lot of things, good and bad. It doesn't mean just because it's here that it's normal or right.
Doesn't mean it's abnormal or wrong either...
Swede

Stockholm, Sweden

#9 Jan 31, 2013
Uve wrote:
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Doesn't mean it's abnormal or wrong either...
You don't think murderers and pedophiles are abnormal and wrong?

No wonder you're gay.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#10 Jan 31, 2013
Swede wrote:
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You don't think murderers and pedophiles are abnormal and wrong?
No wonder you're gay.
Didn't say that. But being gay isn't equatable to pedophiles and murderers, just like c(_)ntlickers isn't equatable to being labeled as normal and non perverted.

“I am the great an powerful Ny!”

Since: Dec 06

Lebanon, PA

#11 Jan 31, 2013
Swede wrote:
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You don't think murderers and pedophiles are abnormal and wrong?
The Catholic Church doesn't seem to have a problem with them...

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