British Catholics Send One Million Anti-Gay Marriage Postcards to Parliament

There are 7 comments on the Jan 29, 2013, EDGE story titled British Catholics Send One Million Anti-Gay Marriage Postcards to Parliament. In it, EDGE reports that:

Catholics are mounting a final stand against a gay marriage bill proponents are confident will get approved by England's parliament.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Jan 30, 2013
Well, the British Postal Service's budget is set for the next couple of months.
Qwerty26

Lewes, DE

#2 Jan 30, 2013
A very misleading headline.

"British Archbishop Peter Smith said he has distributed one million anti-gay postcards for churchgoers to mail to parliament..."

How many were actually mailed? So far all we know is that some religious official (of course) supposedly DISTRIBUTED the post cards to his flock.

Do you think he provided the postage too? I suspect not (that would cost - close to a quarter million based on US postage prices). Were I part of his flock, I sure wouldn't bother if it meant finding (or buying) a post card stamp - I suspect it's not as big an issue in the minds of most of his flock as he would like it to be.
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#3 Jan 30, 2013
Qwerty26 wrote:
A very misleading headline.
"British Archbishop Peter Smith said he has distributed one million anti-gay postcards for churchgoers to mail to parliament..."
How many were actually mailed? So far all we know is that some religious official (of course) supposedly DISTRIBUTED the post cards to his flock.
Do you think he provided the postage too? I suspect not (that would cost - close to a quarter million based on US postage prices). Were I part of his flock, I sure wouldn't bother if it meant finding (or buying) a post card stamp - I suspect it's not as big an issue in the minds of most of his flock as he would like it to be.
"A very misleading headline."
The queers don't know how to make a headline that ISN'T misleading.
Qwerty26

Lewes, DE

#4 Jan 30, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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"A very misleading headline."
The queers don't know how to make a headline that ISN'T misleading.
And you don't know how to make a comment without disparaging others.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#5 Jan 30, 2013
Qwerty is correct. They'll be lucky to see 100,000 post cards returned. That's probably not nearly enough stamps to make any difference in the Postal Service budget.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#7 Jan 30, 2013
Henry the VIII was correct. shut down those horrible Catholics and do it soon.

Since: Mar 09

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#10 Jan 30, 2013
The State of Snakes wrote:
I don't think a pair of 'straight' men should be allowed to raise a child. The balance that was intended, provided, and suggested in the human form would indicate all children should be afforded the nurturing and care that ONLY a FEMALE mother can provide to the child in the most indelible years of their lives. This ensures proper balance that parenthood provides and should be championed by the state. Just because gay men give into their tendencies and literally disregard the receptacles that a normal woman provides does not mean that gays should be allowed to redefine parenthood. In fact, I think at some point in the future this will once again be treated as a mental illness for you are conforming the human race in a entirely different, dangerous, and destructive direction.
There will come a day.
Soon.
The chances are that unless your ancestors were all of the European godfather class (sic "nobility") a good number of those generations were raised in single parent/single sex households due to war and disease.

This was a weak attempt at some kind of "nuclear family" "natural law" argument. The error lies with the notion of the nuclear family during the early history of humanity. A quick examination of, say, Native American (North and South) shows that after weening, a child is reared more by the entire group than just the bio-progenitors. Even before that, nursing was frequently shared among all the females currently in milk. Similarly, on the island of Bali, once a child begins to walk, they are cared for and raised most by other children. Everyone agrees that the Balinese people are some of the happiest on the globe. This trend is seen throughout most of the polynesian peoples as well, unless they were roughly forced into conformity with the designs of protestant missionaries. This is carried out in most of Africa as well. History and archaeology both suggest that this holds true with every culture that had communal housing (ex. Saxon/viking longhouse)

Again, your imaginary rules assume that a family exists in a bubble of mythical isolation.

Perhaps this is the way lived where you are from, or where life is on farms spread out far from each other, but this is not how our european ancestors lived. All lived in the village, with the farmland divided into plots surrounding the town.

Gay couples are not isolated. Gay parents aren't either. Even were this not so, do you imagine that gay parents are like the paranoid homeschoolers who keep their kids in these tiny domestic ghettos, isolated from outside involvement? There's far too much connectivity and socializing for that.

Gay people are INVOLVED in the richness of life, and we expose our children to it. Male and female rolemodels abound in a healthy family system.

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