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CNN Asks Catholic Bishop 'Why Not Get on Board' and Support Gay Marriage

CNN's Kyra Phillips asked a Catholic bishop on Thursday "why not get on board" with dissenting Catholics who favor gay marriage. Given CNN's past support for LGBT causes, they clearly would not question the motives of a religious minister favoring gay marriage.

In fact, in 2010 Phillips fawned over a Christian pastor who publicly began accepting the lifestyle of gays and lesbians. [Video below the break. Audio here.]

Phillips had cited a statistic saying 43 percent of American Catholics favor gay marriage. "So, Bishop, times are changing. Views are changing. You're changing your tactics even," Phillips said. "So, why not get on board with the 43 percent of Catholics?"

"Well their thinking is outside the realm of Catholic teaching for 2,000 years," Bishop Malone responded.

Phillips' interview with Bishop Richard Malone of the Diocese of Portland, Maine, was over the Catholic Church's new tactic concerning the state's referendum vote in November asking voters to approve same-sex marriage.

The bishop wanted to focus the resources of the diocese on educating Catholics about a "more profound" understanding of marriage between a man and a woman. But as he told Phillips, "let there be no confusion about the fact that the diocese and I will still be very involved in the effort to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman."

Phillips hyped the diocese's change in tactics as a "stunning move." She saw the opportunity to pop the question to the bishop, "Are you softening your stance on same-sex marriage?" To which  Bishop Malone responded "Not at all. It will be even stronger and more vigorous."

A transcript of the segment, which aired on March 8 on Newsroom at 11:19 a.m. EST, is as follows:

KYRA PHILLIPS: Well, in the battle over same-sex marriage, a stunning move by the Catholic Church in Maine. The church says it will not actively campaign against a November referendum asking voters to approve gay marriage. Now, that stands in stark contrast with the church's position in 2009 when it waged a campaign to overturn a law passed that same year legalizing same-sex marriage.

Now, the gay activist group, Human Rights Campaign, says the church spent nearly $2 million in the fight to repeal that law. Joining us now, the bishop of Portland, Richard Malone. Bishop, thanks so much for being with me. You're not going to take an active role, from what I see here, in fundraising, staffing, advertising, or campaigning against the gay marriage referendum this time around. Why?

Bishop RICHARD MALONE, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine: Good morning, Kyra. Well, let there be no confusion about the fact that the diocese and I will still be very involved in the effort to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman. But we've decided this year that our best efforts can be to put our energies and resources into educating our Catholic community better about the very nature of marriage.

PHILLIPS: So, Bishop, let me ask me – ask you. You know, this plan of action has changed quite drastically since 2009, you know, where you had very active campaign. And now you're moving toward education and putting funds towards that. Are you softening your stance on same-sex marriage?

MALONE: Not at all. It will be even stronger and more vigorous. One of our discoveries in 2009 was that really, many of our Catholic people in Maine could use a bit more profound understanding of how the church has understood marriage for 2,000 years. So, I decided, while we will certainly be in close contact with our allies who will lead the political battle, we intend to focus on the education and formation of consciences of our people.

PHILLIPS: Now, let me ask you, Bishop, according to the Public Religion Research Institute, right now – this is a recent survey that was conducted – Catholics are more supportive of legal recognition of same-sex relationships than members of any other Christian tradition and American overall. It reports 43 percent of Catholics nationally favor gay marriage. Is that why you're taking a different approach here?

MALONE: Well, you're on to something there, Kyra. To the extent that we can trust that those numbers are accurate – and that's always a question, of course – but that proves exactly the motivation for the approach that we're taking. We're taking no chances that our people will not have a really accurate understanding of what marriage is and to the impact on society should anyone try to change that definition of marriage.

PHILLIPS: So, Bishop, times are changing. Views are changing. You're changing your tactics even. Or your – I guess you say your strategy. So, why not get on board with the 43 percent of Catholics?

MALONE: The 43 percent who –

PHILLIPS: Who have no problem with gay marriage.

MALONE: Well their thinking is outside the realm of Catholic teaching for 2,000 years. And those are the folks that we want to focus on so they'll perhaps be able to have what I would call an intellectual conversion about a very key building-block of society, that is the nature of marriage as the union of one man, one woman.

Comments

#1 omg....

That is so MONUMENTALLY ignorant & disrespectful it's hard to know where to begin.

Let's see her try to ask an Imam that... (They're not particularly fond of gays OR women...)

#2 Agree Annie

I ALWAYS throw Muslims into the mix whenever someone plays this game with Catholics. And not once did anyone have an answer. If you want to see heinous treatment of gays, women, children etc., just look to Islam.

#3 Forget the religious ignorance of this bimbo.

"Why not get on board with the 43%?"

Last time I checked, God and the Catholic church don't take a vote on things like, say, the Ten Commandments, The Golden Rule, their 2000 years of beliefs and practices.

Even if they did, why in hell would you "get on board with the 43%?"  Last time I checked that means there is 57% NOT IN FAVOR, you stupid broad!

I guess you're laying the groundwork for asking after the next election, "why not get on board with the 43% who voted for Obama," and just keep his RBFSOB sorry ass in office.

Comrade Bubba

#4 What a stupid comment*

Come on Moon, move, I cant see Mars.

#5 Like, Cajun

Another Leftist doing their best to prove how insignificant humans are in the universe.

#6 well strat*

I see liberals in a different way. They are the kind of people that think as individuals, THEY are the grandest most significant life forms in THEIR universe. We are all required to go their way of thinking and WE, others, exist totally for their comfort and pleasure.

#7 Actually if you think about how someone gets to that place,

it's just smokescreen for LACK of intellect. In my opinion, if you are sharp, you really don't need to hoist it up a flag or as is more likely the case of the lib, climb up the flag to yell.

Consider that they call Duh Bumbler the smartest... This is someone whose academic records are hidden in one of our 57 states and guarded by a man who speaks only Austrian taking relief only from a Corpse Man. This is someone that more than like has a GPA of "PRESENT".

hbnolikeee

#8 Agree, Caj

What you said leads to what I said. We are reading from the same book. I just skipped to the end. ;-)

#9 strat*

*snicker*

#10 Liberals were

put here by God so Satan would have some measure of success.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#11 Speaking of... S A T A N (lol) check this out!!!!

"I will crush Christianity under my boot like a poisonous toad." - Adolf Hitler

REALLY read this; very interesting reading from a satanic sermon. Talks about the Nazi homosexual connection, & they are indeed proud of it!! http://666moon.webs.com/Gays_NS_Germany.htm titled "The Truth About Homosexuals In National Socialist Germany." It is anti-Christian and anti-Jew but read it.

Check out their own Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Satanicgaycommunity/ NOW you know what drove them to such nasty deeds. It is a spiritual war. That is what happens when the other side is in full control.

"I won't be a spoil sport to any of my men. If I demand the utmost of them, I must permit them to let off steam as they see fit, not as it suit's a lot of elderly church-hens. My lads are no angels… nor are they expected to be. I've no use for goody-goodies and League of Virtu-ites." - Adolf Hitler

I talked to a German student who when I asked, stated it is well known in Germany that the Nazis were pro-homosexual. I said REALLY? That sure is not covered here! Bisexual Hitler was sadistic towards the women in his life. Makes sense knowing how messed up he was.

-- Maximusbraveheart -- Is TRUTH knowable? Moral Relativism is the abandonment of Truth. Truth is knowable. Truth conforms to Reality. Reality is observable by evidence & witness in this day & from history. Relativism is Sesame Street play land.

#12 With them, it's

With them, it's Uranus....................but, Ms. Caj, you'd expect a 'stupid comment' like that from me, right?? Who luvs ya????

#13 Forget the religious ignorance of this bimbo....

The good Bishop could have suggested this bimbette read Leviticus 18:22. Also she needs to undertand that it is the Ten Commandments, not the Ten Suggestions.

This bimbette obviously has no religious grounding (Except for liberalism) and probably hasn't attended church - because church is inherently bogited, homophobic, racist, etc. As Goethe stated: "There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action."
I would like to see source and documentation of this so-called 43%. Another media creation. Let's see.........99% feel that this bimbo, to quote Saturday Night Live, "Kyra, you ignorant slut!" (Hat tip to Dan Akroyd.)

The Bishop will stay strong. He knows what is at stake here. He is in our prayers.

#14 To progressives/liberals it

To progressives/liberals it is the 10 Suggestions. When it comes to "thou shall not kill" it only applies to murders with a death sentence, not innocent babies. If they bothered to read the rest of the book they find it means thou shall not commit cold blooded murder. Every person on death row is there for cold blooded murder.

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#15 Bishop Richard Malone will

Bishop Richard Malone will indeed stay strong, you can take that to the bank. He is my Bishop and he is a treasure for us in Maine. Solid, brilliant and a champion of the faith. The liberal press in Maine takes a shot at him on a routine basis. Doesn't bother him a bit. He knows what his job is.

"This is not your mother's Democratic Party"--Andrew Breitbart, CPAC, February 2012

#16 Get on board?

Uhh, church isn't from the bottom up, it's from the Top down. The year may change, customs, etc, but God does not. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

nana b

#17 every damn year it seems

we turn this down over and over, one year Baldacci (former gov) actually over rode some voters to pass gay rights bill as his sister is gay.
but every damn year it seems I have to deal will all the phone calls calling me bigot, etc.

#18 I thought "Gay" meant happy.......

Can we call things what they are? One who is attracted to the same sex is homosexual.......they may also be "Gay," (Happy) but they are homosexual.

"Don we now our gay apparel" does NOT refer to cross dressing!

#19 Good morning Herbster

How right you are. Most homosexuals are the most unhappy discontented people around. For proof just read the comments from our resident homos amd homo supporters. They belong on Spongebob's "opposite day".

 

Jesus Loves You so much He died for you

#20 You forgot

Bitter.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#21 I call B.S.

on the 43% figure. I can't imagine THAT many Catholics who would be ok with seeing two men or two women in front of the alter exchanging vows.

Proud member of the 53%!

#22 Rad, they probably asked

Rad, they probably asked people who "self-identified" as Catholics, with NO distinction as to whether they are "practicing" Catholics or even if they attend Mass on any kind of regular basis.

Read the "about us" on religiondispatches.org.

I seriously doubt this was any kind of a valid poll.  And of course they provide no internals as to how the respondents were chosen.

#23 MB

People like the Buddist Lesbian at her mother's funeral?

Proud member of the 53%!

#24 Exactly, Rad....like her and

Exactly, Rad....like her and her friends!
The site that published the poll has offers NO internals on how the "poll" was conducted, and of course CNN is uninterested in finding out. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, you know.
From perusing the site, one gets the idea the it's the kind of "source" the Washington Post would use in its "On Faith" feature, which would fit right in at The Onion.

#25 While the website of the Public Religion Research . . .

. . . Institute is rather vague about its sponsors, a quick look at its recent "religion" research polls may shed some insight.

http://publicreligion.org/research/

It includes a poll about raising the minimum wage to $10/hour, and a poll about raising taxes on incomes over $1 million, all in the name of "addressing economic inequality from top to bottom." Maybe it's all about "liberation theology," I don't know. I doubt Phillips knows either.

I think it's safe to assume that the PRRI is another one of those "non-partisan" tax-exempt organizations set up by the Dems to provide B.S. data and "research" to faux-news organizations like CNN.

#26 No agenda there, right? LOL

No agenda there, right? LOL

#27 "So, Bishop, times are changing. Views are changing...."

God doesn't. So when those 43% are standing in judgement, what do you think will happen?

And if the CINO's (Catholics in name only) are so upset by this 2000+ year old doctrine, then there is NOTHING stopping them from forming their own "church", complete with all the homosexual "marriages" they want.

Liberals are greedy. -- Me

#28 agree rich*

They could call themselves THE UNORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH OF UNFETTERED LIBERALS

#29 Agree rich

Liberalism IS their religion, not Catholicism.

#30 The "religion" of liberalism

The "religion" of liberalism - where every member is his own little god, deciding his/own doctrine, morality, etc. And as an added bonus, no inconvenient Bible (with all those silly rules) to conflict with that "I am my own God" belief system.

In the real world, this leads to what we see in the doctrine of liberalism: murder of the unborn for the convenience of a biological mother, the "right" to take the earnings of those who produce wealth, STD's, etc.

Liberals are greedy. -- Me

#31 Agree Rich

The position of the Catholic Church is not, has never been, and will never be to "get on board" with this misguided minority, (whether you believe their 43% number or not,) but to pray for their souls, that they may find their way back to Jesus before judgement day.

"Also, I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

#32 Too many mainline protestant

Too many mainline protestant churches have sold out to the gay agenda, abortion, and much of the left wing agenda. The MSM thinks the Catholic Church should too. Seems like as a Baptist I am now in the minority in my beliefs.

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#33 Don't worry, my Baptist friend

There is no shame in taking the narrow gate.

"Unfortunately, some people use belief-based facts rather than fact-based beliefs." -Par for the Course on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:38pm

#34 I'm a Baptist too,

my friend, and you are not alone. It just seems that way sometimes.
Remember, Jesus said we would have tribulation in this world, but be of good cheer, he has over come the world. (John 16:33)

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#35 I have become very cynical

The other week my sister's memorial was held at a rather large Presbyterian church in Lexington, SC. One of the ministers was a lady. My mind raced to Prebyterian and lesbians. My first thought was she was a lesbian. When I got back home I had to find out so I looked up the church's web site. Found out they were part of the Biblical Presbyterian Network. They had formed this because of the stance the Presbyterian Church USA had taken on the subject of homos. It was a relief to know that they did not adhere to the that. This statement by the BPN is the best worded I have ever seen on the church and homos.
http://biblicalpresbyterians.net/

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#36 If Jesus

got on board with the Pharisees, we would have no salvation today.

Romans 12:2: "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#37 Is it me or are the media

Is it me or are the media covering a lot more social issues during this election than they did back in 2008? Back in 2008 the media was talking about Iraq, Afghanistant, the economy, social issues were barely heard.

Today, it seems that the media is obssesed with social issues. While I find these very, very important. I have noticed that the media is not doing stories on high gas prices, unemployment, the on going war in Afghanistan and the fact that the president there has decided to allow sharia law for all Afghan women.

I believe the media thinks that by focusing on social issues and not the economy, Iran, high gas prices they are helping Obama.

Has anyone else noticed this or is it me?

As for the question to the Bishop. These reporters, what ridiculous questions. It showes complete and lack of understanding of the Catholic Church. As others have said, who cares how many people support gay marriage. God's laws do not change according to how many people support it or not.

#38 Liberalles, yes obfuscation indeed. Certainly coordinated.

It is deliberate and coordinated. I wish their talking points memos and strategy session notes would be leaked! Where is wikileaks on this (lol)!

-- Maximusbraveheart -- Is TRUTH knowable? Moral Relativism is the abandonment of Truth. Truth is knowable. Truth conforms to Reality. Reality is observable by evidence & witness in this day & from history. Relativism is Sesame Street play land.

#39 I guess CNN is trying to

I guess CNN is trying to out-pMSNBS pMSNBS. I guess that they are fighting for the same three viewers? With FOX now obviously moving to the center, I think it's time for Breitbart to start a cable/satellite television news service. I've had it with all of them!

#40 No kidding.

Donny Douche said "Can anybody imagine having a beer with Romney?" When he was told Mitt doesn't drink he said, "ok, coffee then."
DUH!

#41 Romney does not

drink coffee either.
The LDS church does not allow caffeine or stimulants of any kind.
I would sit down and have an OJ with Mitt, no problem.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#42 CNN jumps the shark

on stupidity.
No one should consider this network a legitimate source of news.

#43 CNN

The most trusted name in LGBT propaganda.

#44 'The world does not hate you,

'The world does not hate you, but me it hateth, because I testify of it that the works thereof are evil.' - Jesus

'O the wise, and the learned, and the rich that are puffed up in their hearts, and all those who preach false doctrines, and all those who commit whoredoms, and pervert the right way of the Lord, wo, wo, wo be unto them saith the Lord God Almighty, for they shall be thrust down to hell!' - 2 Nephi 28: 15

Not pushed. Not dropped. Not nudged. But THRUST down to hell...

If a Liberal/Democrat politician/media figure wants to put their arms around you, or pat you on the back, all they're doing is looking for a good place to stick a knife.

#45 Kyra Phillips god

My guess is that Kyra Phillips god didn't foresee this time in history. Well, my God did. He knows all and He says that homosexuality is a sin. That is enough for me. If you don't have time to read the Bible and see what it says, then don't open your mouth and show your ignorance.

#46 "Like"

Like.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#47 Ditto "like" and like on

Ditto "like" and like on Slyrr post above it!

-- Maximusbraveheart -- Is TRUTH knowable? Moral Relativism is the abandonment of Truth. Truth is knowable. Truth conforms to Reality. Reality is observable by evidence & witness in this day & from history. Relativism is Sesame Street play land.

#48 Phillips is an blithering idiot

And that's appears to be a prime qualification for anchoring on CNN.

#49 ⇒ The tipping point

American Christians, not the Churches to which they belong, are only months away from the decision set before them by Joshua. "Choose this day, whom you will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve The Lord"

Many of us, truth be told, have experienced what lies beyond the comfortable promises of living outside God's will, and found ourselves asking Him to forgive and restore us to Him.

The President may be able to mitigate the immediate consequences of our rebellion against God, but what one generation permits, the next embraces and pushes further.

The same daughters Lot offered up to strangers to be gang-raped are the daughters who later got him drunk and had children by him

Progressivism is permissiveness.  Yesterday it was "Free Love".  Today it is "Gay Marriage"

#50 Directionless

People like Kyra Phillips have a moral compass that spins around wildly, pointing in the direction of whatever is "popular" and "trendy." In essence, that means they have no true morality at all.

#51 Romans 1:18-32

32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Me - "The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years - the cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil."

#52 2 Timothy 4:3

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

#53 A vast majority of liberals

A vast majority of liberals don't believe in God...hey, maybe the Catholic church should 'get on board' with that line of thought and start preaching that it's ok to not believe in God...

These people are morons to the nth degree.

#54 I'm sure during the next Muslim interview....

....they'll urge them to quit getting so upset about desecrated books and be sure and try the pulled pork sandwich

#55 CNN Asks Catholic Bishop 'Why

CNN Asks Catholic Bishop 'Why Not Get on Board' and Support Gay Marriage?

Probably for the same reason MADD isn't going to get sponsored by Jack Daniels. Or why PETA isn't going protesting FOR, not against McDonalds. Or why most people on the left aren't in the NRA. Because it goes against the very fiber of their being, jackass...

God I hate CNN. Maybe I should go for an endorsement from them...

My wife is not my best friend, because I would never ever ask my best friend for a hummer...

#56 "For a time is coming when

"For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound doctrine and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look For teachers who will tell them what their itching ears want to hear." - II Timothy 4:3

#57 Just When You Think The Left Can't Get Any Crazier

They drop another bullpie out of the clear blue sky. Where do they get this crap from? Can we any longer say "you can't make this stuff up folks"?

To more fully comprehend the Left, one must read “Leftism As Psychopathy” by John Ray, M.A., Ph.D. Caution, it might scare you a little bit.
http://jonjayray.tripod.com/psycho.html

#58 Just ask!

Before asking a person who claims to be Catholic to0 comment on matters Catholic first ask: How often does he/she go to Mass and the sacraments, especially Reconciliation?. Anyone who does not go to Mass at least once a week and Reconciliation rarely or never is NOT a practicing Catholic and therefore is a Catholic in name only and his/her views on matters Catholic are worthless.

Secondly, percentages suggest that:

1) The majority of the American people are against abortion. So when are the progressives going to join the "majprity"

2) Gays make up less then 3% of the population. So why should society change it views on the age old defintion of marriage for such a small number?

The arrogance of the left wing progressives is mind numbing.

#59 Exactly! God Bless.

Exactly! God Bless.

'One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church'

#60 they do forget

God is right. the world is wrong.

#61 principals

What good is any religion if they don't stand by their teachings and principals. It appears that
today that a great deal of them fold to government and pressure from minority groups such as
the gay and lesbian's. After all their numbers are not that great, but the squeaky wheel gets the
grease. When a church folds and goes against their teachings, then don't ask me to attend and
put money in your coffers.

kinijane

#62 "Well, their thinking is

"Well, their thinking is outside the realm of Catholic teaching for 2000 years." Ever since the Catholic Church outlawed the term "Mortal Sin", their backs have been against the wall. Every time a bishop, priest, or even layman is asked about homosexualism or abortion, they should begin their answer by stating that such actions are mortal sin, and that persons who die unrepentant in a state of mortal sin spend eternity in hell. By the way, that is defined Catholic dogma, which must be held as absolutely true by all Catholics. If mortal sin is so detrimental to the individual, then it stands to reason that enshrining abortion and homosexualism (both mortal sins) within the legal framework and protections of governmental structure is detrimental to society.

Scholastica

#63 Catholic history question for you

From what I heard... in the late 1950's - 1965 range, the Catholic Church was having trouble getting QUALIFIED men to be priests (IMO, largely due to most men wanting to be married; Peter was married :-) ). So the official standards in hiring were lowered. Not to say it did not happen prior, but now since it was easier "to get in", word got out that you can have lots of homosexual activity by becoming a priest; plus get paid. So it drew in even more over time who really have no faith at all in Christ. Just doing it as a job and for the perks. Anyone hear this and what can be said of it?

I have had 2 pastors with no true faith in Christ. Very disappointing when you find out about these frauds. They go on because they see it as a living. True fakes!

-- Maximusbraveheart -- Is TRUTH knowable? Moral Relativism is the abandonment of Truth. Truth is knowable. Truth conforms to Reality. Reality is observable by evidence & witness in this day & from history. Relativism is Sesame Street play land.

#64 Only in stupid, Biblically illiterate America

Only in stupid, Biblically illiterate America could someone be asinine enough to buy the "homosex-"/"gay" fraud, much less extending that to the irrational delusion that a non-existent fiction could "marry." Anyone stupid enough to believe the deranged fascist brainwashing that there's such a thing as "homosex-" or "gay" anything, i.e. the vast majority of our unable-to-think-rationally world, including "conservatives" no less than "liberals" (both stupid terms shown to be clearly meaningless thereby), should be locked up in an asylum except that of course now the inmates are running it! Even 20th century Bibles translated by alleged "scholars" routinely stupidly mistranslate "arsenokoitai" with the "homosex-" fraud, enslaved to modern culture and disgustingly stupidly unashamed to pervert God's Word in the process for since it plainly means "men in coitus" it is a corrupt misleading liberal paraphrase to use "homosex-" which is why I don't consider any translations past the 19th century as authoritative, as would be the case for real scholars unafraid to stand for truth, the fleeting few there are, especially unafraid to stand for God's Truth; John 8:32. See "The gay invention" at www.touchstonemag.com for how you've been brainwashed with lies about marital relations and the vile "sex" fraud of fascist perverts. As Dr. Judith Reisman shows (www.DrJudithFeisman.org), the vile fascist sodomite child molester pervert Kinsey almost singlehandedly (but with great help from Indiana Univesity) DESTROYED America's morals jurisprudence comparable to Roe v Wade's crowd and abortion. God help us

#65 Someone else to "ask"?

Did they ask Obysmal to "get on board" as well?

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh, we are not supposed to talk about that.

If you make poverty easy, you will have more of it. Benjamin Franklin

#66 A question

I've been wondering where the limits are. If marriage is redefined to include gays, who luuuuv each other, to marry. What then: should Mormons be allowed to go back to legally practicing polygamy? And will we then (or do we already?) recognize the multiple wives of Moslems? And what about marrying first cousins?

Would it be a ridiculous stretch then to let children marry old men?

Is there really a limit if the one defined by God has been trampled on?

Me - "The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years - the cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil."

#67 All of that is

on the table, my friend.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#68 Times may change, views may change,

but the Word of God never changes.

Isaiah 40:8: "The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”

People today want God to change to suit them. That is not going to happen. They can and will, however, make a god into their own image. This is what we see in the Unitarian/Universalist and the Metropolitan churches, as well as the prosperity preaching churches.

If God is changeable, then he is useless, no better than we are, and not worthy of worship.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#69 One cannot be a Good Catholic

and believe in homosexual marriage. It's just that simple.

Either you believe in the doctrine of the Church or you do not...there IS NO middle ground.

I fail to see why they are even asked this question. To agree with homosexual marriage is to refute the teachings of the Church. And if you refute the teachings of the Church, then why are you even attending mass and would want to be Catholic?

#70 One cannot be a Good Catholic

and believe in homosexual marriage. It's just that simple.

Either you believe in the doctrine of the Church or you do not...there IS NO middle ground.

I fail to see why they are even asked this question. To agree with homosexual marriage is to refute the teachings of the Church. And if you refute the teachings of the Church, then why are you even attending mass and would want to be Catholic?

#71 57% is Bigger then 43%

So Following her logic she should abandon her support for Same Sex Marriage:
.
BECAUSE.
.
57% favor Traditional Marriage of One Man and One Women.

paperpushermj

#72 Note to Kyra

Boo,

As the leading proponent on PRO LIFE issues, the Catholic Church is at the fore of all sanctity of life issues.

As far as I am aware, the lifestyle that you are trying to cram down his throat can in no way shape or form CREATE LIFE. The parts people are using are not compatible with child bearing.

You really should try to convince someone other than a Roman Catholic Bishop that they should embrace this lifestyle.

Just sayin....

#73 Hey Kyra, its not the latest fad...

Folks I would like to take the time to open the small and limited thinking of a liberal.

Notice if you will Kyra attacks the debate from a perspective of, "hey more and more people are doing it...so why dont you?"

The sad part about this, is liberals show themselves to be trying to live entirely within a "i'll be popular if I act the way this crowd of people think I should act" perspective. Kyra believes that blindly following the anonymous teachings of some dude somewhere that peddled this ideology into her brain, that she will be more popular with everybody if she just follows along like a non-thinking lemming.

What Kyra misses completely is that Catholics as do most other people of faith, have a belief in an all powerful CREATOR, and there is nothing a man can say (especially since man is created by the CREATOR), that usurps the authority and doctrines of their CREATOR, all of which makes complete sense.

This CREATOR/created being perspective isnt even a concept she seems remotely familiar with. She believes that she can use her own "rationale" of "hey everybody else is doing it, so why not you", like a clueless little school girl to sway a priest away from his core belief that there is in fact a God, and he is Holy, and he is ALL Powerful...Folks for the priest and people of faith, Kings kneel before God...in fact...ALL, including Kyra will bend their knee before God on the coming day of Judgement.

Silly girl, your niave suceptibility to the ebb and flow of human invented pop culture has torn you away from the ONE that had the POWER to CREATE you from out of man...and from what we read in his message to us (Bible)...he does NOT tread lightly on folks who mock, betray, or reject him...God made you, He can and will reject you...This is NOT a trifle thing, and should scare the living crap out of any rationale thinking created being (human), because Kyra those humans you blindly follow, they and their popular opinion wont help you one bit...ON THAT COMING DAY OF JUDGEMENT. Poor silly little niave girl.

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