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Originally posted by charles1952
And the right itself is a little fuzzy. "If you want to marry the one you love..." I loved my dog, and had a huge crush on my first cousin. See where I'm going? I know it's ridiculous and nobody is calling for that, but what logical argument is there to prevent it, if you accept that people can marry who they want? My marrying three people, or my dog, or my cousin, won't hurt heterosexuals. If you can marry who you want, doesn't the golden rule mean I can marry who I want?
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by Trueman
Catholics figure they're just doing what they were told to do. For, what, 1500 years? The Pope represented every Christian, and every Christian knew it.
Originally posted by rubbertramp
Gay marriage is one of several threats to the traditional family unit that undermines 'the future of humanity itself', Pope Benedict XVI warned yesterday.
here we go again. what's with these homophobes. seems like there is a definate push to get out an anti-gay message lately.
i posted this thread a couple of days ago. Abortion a bigger problem than joblessness, says Catholic Church. Bishop warns of UNESCO plan to "m,
we all know what the bible says about this, but in the last few years it i thought the church was taking a bit more of a welcoming stance to others. why the change of heart?
During his speech, he touched on some economic and social issues facing the world today, including gay marriage.
He said: 'This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society.
'Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself. The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and states.
'Hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid social cohesion and dialogue.'
The Roman Catholic Church, which has some 1.3billion members worldwide, teaches that while homosexual tendencies are not sinful, homosexual acts are, and that children should grow up in a traditional family with a mother and a father.
Some Churches that have allowed gay marriage, women priests, gay clergy and gay bishops have been losing members to Catholicism, and the Vatican has taken steps to facilitate their conversion.
In 2009, Benedict decreed that Anglicans who leave their Church, many because they feel it has become too liberal, can find a home in Catholicism in a parallel hierarchy that allows them to keep some of their traditions.
The Vatican has since set up "ordinariates," structures similar to dioceses, in Britain and the U.S. to oversee ex-Anglicans who have converted and be a point of contact for those wishing to do so.
of course condeming their own for diddling children and other crimes seems to be a mute issue, but condeming others for what they do in their own bedroom is quite important.
Originally posted by wiser3
reply to post by 1nOne
One does not "become" gay, one is born gay!
Prove your point, how many families do you know, with multiple children, all of whom are gay?
If your theory re strong father figure is correct then if there is one gay child in a family all the children in that family MUST be gay!