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CNN Lauds 'Brave Catholic' Joe Biden for Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

After Vice President Joe Biden voiced his support of same-sex marriage over the weekend, CNN jumped all over the news on Monday and expectantly wondered if President Obama would follow suit. In fact, prime-time host Piers Morgan went so far as to admire the "brave Catholic" Biden for dissenting from Church teaching on the issue.

During every hour save one from 5 a.m. all the way through 10 p.m. on Monday, CNN hyped that Obama administration officials had come out in support of same-sex marriage. They hosted the executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for a soft interview and aired quotes from the pro-gay Human Rights Campaign and a parent with a lesbian daughter.

This is the same network that hosted an hour-long prime-time documentary called "Gary and Tony Have a Baby." They continued to trumpet increased public support for gay marriage on Monday, pressing both Obama advisor David Axelrod and the Romney campaign over the issue.

Piers Morgan hit the "inconsistency" of Obama's position and emphasized that gay marriage is becoming a winning issue "where the tide is now with, increasingly, people who support it." He asked Romney advisor Ed Gillespie "Do you not feel that you may be on the wrong end of where this all ends up? Is it not better to be a bit more progressive, especially now your man has won the nomination, or effectively won it?"

Anchor Suzanne Malveaux asked if Romney would "give up the issue completely" citing a poll showing 53 percent of Americans favored same-sex marriage.

And anchor Carol Costello went easier on President Obama for his indecisiveness on gay marriage than CNN's Kyra Phillips did with GOP Congressman Allen West, who didn't want to go "down the rabbit hole" to discuss issues that "aren't that important." Phillips, aghast, challenged him on the importance of the issue.

Costello, meanwhile, was content to let Obama skirt around the topic. "[T]his election has to be about the economy because that's what's going to get the President re-elected if he can convince voters that he has a plan for his second term," she insisted, adding that "these social issues – they'll just fall by the wayside."

"I guess, does he really need to do this, to energize the base? I mean, is that an important part of his re-election campaign? Or does he not need to do that so that he won't upset those other Americans who aren't ready to fully embrace gay marriage? I mean, why take the chance?" Costello asked.

Costello did show some love for Biden, who had referenced the sitcom Will and Grace for doing more to educate the public on gay marriage than other causes. She played a clip from the dhow and cooed that "Apparently he [Biden] got his degree in tolerance from the college of Will and Grace."

CNN made sure to report that along with Biden, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan also supported same-sex marriage,. "So does all of this put – put Mr. Obama in a tough spot?" asked Costello. CNN wondered over and over if Obama was now moving towards supporting gay marriage.

"Why do you think the President hasn't fully embraced the idea of gay marriage?" Costello posed to Darlene Nipper of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Comments

#1 BIDEN... Like PIGLOSI and the other Cafeteria Catholics

SHOULD BE EX COMMUNICATED!

Liberals: No Morals, No Standards, NO Problem!

#2 Completely agree

Where are the bishops/archbishops in their diocese? Can those bishops spell public scandal?

#3 Not being Catholic but I do

Not being Catholic but I do agree. Didn't they kick out Sebilius only to invite her to the be the commencement speaker at Gerogtown? The Southern Baptist did kick out some churches that ordained queers.

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

#4 commencement speaker at Gerogtown

Same reply..., where's the Bishop of the Diocese where Georgetown Univiersity is? Public Scandal is a serious offense in the Catholic Church.

#5 Don't get me started on Georgetown

the formerly Catholic university.
I posted about that in the OT over the weekend, and my supply of duct tape is dangerously low.

#6 Catholic?

To be part of the Catholic faith, you are required to accept ALL the teachings of the Church and since Loud Mouth Joe doesn't espouse those beliefs of "Gay" marriage, his is not a Catholic.

“Never attempt to reason with people who know they are right!” ― Frank Herbert

#7 "Brave Catholic"?

If one reject the tenets of the Church one may (but probably isn't) brave, but they definitely can't be a member of the Church.

Full disclosure: I'm fundamental Independent Baptist.

#8 Would that be like

"Brave Vegetarian" Biden having a cheeseburger?

(I'm saying if he claimed to be a vegetarian.)

#9 And Sebelius, too.

And Sebelius, too.

#10 And Sebelius, too.

And Sebelius, too.

#11 And Sebelius, too.

And Sebelius, too.

#12 And Sebelius, too.

And Sebelius, too.

#13 And Sebelius, too.

Whoops, didn't mean to post more than once. Glitched.

#14 Get ahold of them Raines

And jerk up on em, eh

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#15 CNN

CNN. Completely Neutered Network.

#16 Consistency

When the same polls showed support for traditional marriage, did these journalists demand that Democrats give up the fight?

How authoritative these polls become when they agree with you!

#17 Obysmal could not be reached for uh, uh, uh, uh

What is Obysmals stance on gay marriage or is Bite me the presentdent now?

My bad, he is working on that evolving thing........

There has BEEN ZERO states that when given the chance to vote for gay marriage that actually said YES.

That includes Cali and other left leaning states.

I personally don't care, if they want to be miserable like the rest of us, GO FOR IT.

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

#18 brave my ass

Just the opposite, in fact. The worst kind of spineless coward. What would've been "brave" is if he had actually stood up for Christian (as in biblical) teaching on the matter. That may have actually cost him something. Instead he simply garners the accolades of CNN.

#19 Biden is just plain wrong

The Catholic Church is very clear about "homosexual marriage", and the answer is no.

As a self proclaimed Catholic, Biden is in direct opposition to the fundamental understanding of the nature of marriage as expressed by the Catholic Church. Worse, as the Vice President of the United States speaking in a public forum, Biden is, in effect, creating the impression that the Catholic Church of which he claims to be a faithful member is somehow undecided about the matter, or is in a state of confusion and evolution about the nature of marriage. Nothing could be further from the truth.

http://www.catholic.com/documents/gay-marriage

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

#20 I posted over in the OT that

I posted over in the OT that Cardinal Dolan will be holding a townhall meeting on The Catholic Channel Sirius 129 tonight at 6 EDT. I am interested because I want to see why he has to sauy about the attacks from Obama and the lamestream media.

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

#21 Rick.. thanks for that!

Rick.. thanks for that! Didn't know he was scheduled. I'll be listening to him. He's a good dude.

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

#22 Apparently Joe

is NOT a PRACTISING Catholic...else he would KNOW that the Pope CONDEMNED homosexual marriage.

Hope they excommunicate him for it!

#23 He has excommunicated himself

He has excommunicated himself with his public pro-abortion stance.

Soon there will be many ex-communicated catholics as the USCCB tightens up the American church. And I mean tighten!

'One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church'

#24 Yes, someone who publicly

Yes, someone who publicly dissents on issues of faith and morals and encourages others to do so is self-excommunicated. But, considering that these are Pelosi and Co. are high ranking public figures, I tend to think that official action should be tacken so that it is clear what is and what is not approprate.

What is appropreate would be to say something like the Tridentine Mass is better than Novus Ordus(I like em both), or Priests should be allowed to marry (I think it's impractical), or, for instance, Pelosi and Co. should have been publicly excommunicated(booyah, kick em out)! Those things are acceptable dissents because it is on how the church is run, but dosen't add to or take away from the diposit of faith.

#25 Maybe

Maybe Biden isn't really Catholic. He may just be 1/32 Native American.

#26 ex-Catholic Biden

Good one, Maybe. He may also have been born in Hawaii.

#27 Or maybe 1/64 Catholic? ;+}

Or maybe 1/64 Catholic? ;+}

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

#28 "Brave"? Really? If he were

"Brave"? Really?

If he were Muslim...THAT would be brave.

"It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country"......Will Durant

#29 That's true. Especially if

That's true. Especially if he was in a country conforming to Sharia law.

#30 Nothing worse than a Catholic with an opinion

Who knew all the other Catholics would kick him out of the church?

#31 ♫ Trollin', trollin', trollin' on da rivah ♫

Take a hike, Zippers.

#32 {like}

We really, really need a like option.

#33 In effect, his consistent and

In effect, his consistent and public position on this means he has kicked himself out of the Church. He has ex-communicated himself. See how that works?

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

#34 Yes, Your Holiness

Good thing the church lives across the world and has no governing influence here in the good ol' US of A. Such strict rules.

#35 Conservatives out there need

Conservatives out there need to start claiming that they are liberal Democrats (while maintaining their conservative beliefs and actions). Then if "they" complain, simply give the snarky reply that there's nothing worse than a Democrat with an opinion.

I swear, intelligence has gone out the window. The decades of brainwashing have taken their toll.

#36 Presidential Debate, Summer 2012

HOST WOLF BLITZER:   I'm going to ask both of you this question: "Do you or do you not support the Federal government recognition of same-sex marriage?. First, Governor Romney . . .

ROMNEY:  In the past, I have been quoted as both supporting and not supporting the concept of same-sex marriage, and I stand by that.

BLITZER:  And President Obama, do you or do you not support same-sex marriage?

OBAMA:   Present..

#37 LOL!

Perfect!

_____________________________________________________________ I'm not too drunk to dance! It's just that people keep stepping on my hands!

#38 Come on, Joe, show us how "brave" you are!!

Publicly disassociate yourself from the Church you know is "wrong" on this!!

#39 Exactly.

Exactly. That would take an iota of bravery, but not a whole lot more.

He was being interviewed on the politically correct CNN, after all.

Even if he were addressing, say, the Pope and Cardinals convened at a general council, it still wouldn't really be "brave." I mean, what's he have to fear? That the Pope and "his minions" will pray rosaries and offer masses for him?

#40 No, Joe isn't brave

The Pope didn't pronounce a fatwa on him and unleash militants to kill the blasphemer. So, not too much to be brave about.

#41 It was the opposite of

It was the opposite of bravery. It was cowardice of the worst kind.

#42 "Gay" Same-Sex Marriage

The Bible is clear you all!!! the first chapter of the Book of Romans .... they need take heed to Gods warnings !!!
are you deaf MR Pope & Mr Oboma you say you are Christian

#43 "Gay" Same-Sex Marriage

The Bible is clear you all!!! the first chapter of the Book of Romans .... they need take heed to Gods warnings !!!
are you deaf MR Pope & Mr Oboma you say you are Christian

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