Reaction Swift To Cardinal George’s A...

Reaction Swift To Cardinal George’s Attack On Marriage Equality

There are 10 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Jan 1, 2013, titled Reaction Swift To Cardinal George’s Attack On Marriage Equality . In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

As Marriage Equality comes to Illinois, it is not surprising that a pastoral letter has been issued by Cardinal George of Chicago attacking the very need to have marriage evolve. Cardinal George wrote “It is physically impossible for two men or two women to consummate a marriage, even when they share a deep friendship or love.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Jan 1, 2013
Old windbag!
david traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#2 Jan 1, 2013
If consummation is all that matters any hooker or call-boy does better than any husband or wife..

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#3 Jan 2, 2013
Consummation = marriage? Really?

That's an interesting position.

The RCC is over concerned about sex. Why is that exactly?

Since: Mar 09

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#4 Jan 2, 2013
KirkW wrote:
Consummation = marriage? Really?
That's an interesting position.
The RCC is over concerned about sex. Why is that exactly?
Because the guys who run it never get any.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#5 Jan 2, 2013
con·sum·mate
[kon-suh-meyt; kuh n-suhm-it, kon-suh-mit] Show IPA verb, con·sum·mat·ed, con·sum·mat·ing, adjective.
verb (used with object)
1.
to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
2.
to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract: The company consummated its deal to buy a smaller firm.
3.
to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.
adjective
4.
complete or perfect; supremely skilled; superb: a consummate master of the violin.
5.
being of the highest or most extreme degree: a work of consummate skill; an act of consummate savagery.

My spouse and I have been "consummating" our heads off. I think the Cardinal needs to keep his mouth shut, and do a little more thinking on the matter.
JrEsq

United States

#6 Jan 2, 2013
snyper wrote:
Old windbag!
Cardinal George is almost 10 years younger than you, you old fart.
Normal Decent Hetero

San Francisco, CA

#7 Jan 2, 2013
I admire Cardinal George for standing up for what's right!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Jan 2, 2013
Besides Illinois, Rhode Island will introduce a marriage equality bill tomorrow as well. Delaware is expected to act early this year as well.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#9 Jan 2, 2013
snyper wrote:
Old windbag!
That is being overly generous.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#10 Jan 2, 2013
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
Because the guys who run it never get any.
Too simple.

I think Abrahmic religion's original view of sex was to equate it with the need to increase population in a world which was still hostile to human life in general and to religion minorities (in this case, the Hebrews) in particular. Hence lots of stuff in the Old Testament about women's "curse" and the need to avoid fucking around that time so that people would have sex in the most fertile part of the menstrual cycle. Then that repressed old queer Augustine came along and Christianity began to equate sex outside of reproductive purposes as some kind of sin. Remember that the church still does not approve of heterosexual oral sex. Still later, the Church as well as Islam realized that sex calms male people down and makes them less warlike, something less desireable when fighting religious wars.

Buddhism thinks sex is part of mana an also wants people to reject it as pleasure probably because it distracts from meditation.

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