Catholic influence wanes amidst gay m...

Catholic influence wanes amidst gay marriage fight

There are 103 comments on the Boston.com story from Jun 1, 2013, titled Catholic influence wanes amidst gay marriage fight. In it, Boston.com reports that:

The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation's most Catholic region.

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Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jun 1, 2013
Good, perhaps people will not the many things said by the catholic church that are falsehoods and outdated doctrine.

“Post-religious”

Since: Apr 08

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#2 Jun 1, 2013
When 78% of the flock say they are more likely to follow their own conscience than the church’s teachings on difficult moral questions, the shepherd's got a problem.
DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#3 Jun 1, 2013
Not sure why they changed the headline to the Boston.com headline but the actual article is titled, "Statehouses buck Catholic Church on gay marriage".

The influence of the Church certainly isn't waning when we see priests leading violent mobs in Europe and Asia in ant-gay protests.

I remember as a child people worried that since JFK was Catholic he'd follow Church dogma over Constitutional law. Sadly, it appears that the Church now thinks it can dictate policy to any nation, just as it did for hundreds of years with disastrous effects.

The religious right WANT to establish their version of "God's Laws" in every nation.

Trouble is no one can agree what Gods laws are.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#4 Jun 1, 2013
DNF wrote:
Not sure why they changed the headline to the Boston.com headline but the actual article is titled, "Statehouses buck Catholic Church on gay marriage".
The influence of the Church certainly isn't waning when we see priests leading violent mobs in Europe and Asia in ant-gay protests.
I remember as a child people worried that since JFK was Catholic he'd follow Church dogma over Constitutional law. Sadly, it appears that the Church now thinks it can dictate policy to any nation, just as it did for hundreds of years with disastrous effects.
The religious right WANT to establish their version of "God's Laws" in every nation.
Trouble is no one can agree what Gods laws are.
even Ricky Santorum the #2 guy for the GOP last year openly stated he wanted to turn the US into a theocracy...

recent polls show that religous influence is waning in the US...finally.

the further we get from these cults the better...

“Post-religious”

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#5 Jun 1, 2013
DNF wrote:
Not sure why they changed the headline to the Boston.com headline but the actual article is titled, "Statehouses buck Catholic Church on gay marriage".
FYI: The article was from the Associated Press. Usually, they suggest a headline, but news organizations like the Boston Globe ( Boston.com ) that purchase and reprint the article are free to re-write the headline as space allows. Often they are able to do some limited editing, or add to an article from local writers with attribution.

After a quick Google search, it appears that so far dozens of news outlets have picked up the piece, each with a slightly different headline.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#6 Jun 1, 2013
Jerald wrote:
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FYI: The article was from the Associated Press. Usually, they suggest a headline, but news organizations like the Boston Globe ( Boston.com ) that purchase and reprint the article are free to re-write the headline as space allows. Often they are able to do some limited editing, or add to an article from local writers with attribution.
After a quick Google search, it appears that so far dozens of news outlets have picked up the piece, each with a slightly different headline.
it was just posted on Topix twice and DNF got the different threads confused...

“Post-religious”

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#7 Jun 1, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>even Ricky Santorum the #2 guy for the GOP last year openly stated he wanted to turn the US into a theocracy...
recent polls show that religous influence is waning in the US...finally.
the further we get from these cults the better...
Santorum is a complete ignoramus and jackass, but I've never heard him "openly state that he wanted to turn the US into a theocracy", at least not using those words.

Do you have a link to a quote where he actually stated that? That could be extremely useful.
DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#8 Jun 2, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>it was just posted on Topix twice and DNF got the different threads confused...
yup
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#11 Aug 28, 2013
Walmart will begin to offering insurance coverage to their same-sex couple employees. The largest employer sets the tone for other corporations to follow.
DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#12 Aug 28, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
Walmart will begin to offering insurance coverage to their same-sex couple employees. The largest employer sets the tone for other corporations to follow.
Yup. It's a great gimmick. Offer the benefits but make sure no one qualifies because they don't get enough hours per week.

And to all you 'christians" who have perverted Christs words into a religion based on counting the sins of others while ignoring your own, I suggest you all take a good look at Matt. 25:31-46 and Luke 10:25-37.
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#13 Aug 28, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Yup. It's a great gimmick. Offer the benefits but make sure no one qualifies because they don't get enough hours per week.
And to all you 'christians" who have perverted Christs words into a religion based on counting the sins of others while ignoring your own, I suggest you all take a good look at Matt. 25:31-46 and Luke 10:25-37.
The tevantalibanicals aren't christians. But they are pervertions.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#14 Aug 28, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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The tevantalibanicals aren't christians. But they are pervertions.
And now we are turning into a totalitarian state. See how that works. The torturebanicals are coming. and are here to alesser degree. And they will have pervertions you can only dream of. Or perhaps watch on television produced from your hollywood buddies and soon to come to life in living color.
conservative crapola

Matawan, NJ

#15 Aug 28, 2013
Sodomy between men is such a lovely concept. Yuuuch!!!
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#16 Aug 28, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> And now we are turning into a totalitarian state. See how that works. The torturebanicals are coming. and are here to alesser degree. And they will have pervertions you can only dream of. Or perhaps watch on television produced from your hollywood buddies and soon to come to life in living color.
The 60's are over. You can come down now.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#17 Aug 28, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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The 60's are over. You can come down now.
Saul Alinsky lives!
Lamer

Hopkins, MN

#18 Aug 28, 2013
Jerald wrote:
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Santorum is a complete ignoramus and jackass, but I've never heard him "openly state that he wanted to turn the US into a theocracy", at least not using those words.
Do you have a link to a quote where he actually stated that? That could be extremely useful.
Did you watch him speak at any of the conventions? Im sure a quick google search could pull plenty of articles and videos for you. How any american could ever support such a thing is way beyond me but i know how much religion can screw up a weak mind.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#19 Aug 28, 2013
Lamer wrote:
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Did you watch him speak at any of the conventions? Im sure a quick google search could pull plenty of articles and videos for you. How any american could ever support such a thing is way beyond me but i know how much religion can screw up a weak mind.
Actually Santorum is strong. His foreign policy views though are neo con. The look of power got to him also. You will beg for a leader as liberal as he will be compared to the monsters that are coming as we decline further and further. We had our chances.
DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#20 Aug 28, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
Sodomy between men is such a lovely concept. Yuuuch!!!
Yet it's something that you think about often.
DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#21 Aug 28, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Saul Alinsky lives!
who?
DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#22 Aug 28, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Saul Alinsky lives!
So when it comes to Matt. 25:31-46 you have no worries about how you are treating the least of your brethren?

People like you don't look to me like you are practicing the Christianity Jesus spoke of in Luke 10:25-37. Your claim that you "love the sinner but hate the sin" goes up in flames because we see that what is most important to you isn't the sinner but the "sin".

"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

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