Friday, April 13, 2012

Ontario government official blasts bishops over same-sex attraction teaching

Debate over anti-homophobia bill riles up openly gay cabinet minister
Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Glen Murray

The Ontario government has made another step over the religious freedom line. Life Site News reports that one of Premier Dalton McGuinty's chief cabinet ministers, Glen Murray, lashed out against Catholic bishops over the Catholic teaching on same-sex attraction.
“I have to say to the bishops: ‘You’re not allowed to do that anymore,’” said Murray, an open homosexual who serves as McGuinty’s Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, according to the Hansard transcript.
“I’m not allowed to say to the Catholics—nor should I—or to other Christians or Muslims or Jews, that because of your faith you’re intrinsically disordered,” he continued.

“I would never say to you that anything that goes on in your family with the person you love—can you imagine me describing a husband-and-wife relationship as inherently depraved?” he added.
The comments occured during a March 29 debate on Bill 13, Accepting Schools Act, which forces all public schools (including Catholic) in Ontario to start clubs for same-sex attracted students.

Later on in Murray's tirade, he said this wasn't an attack on Catholic schools, just a way to celebrate "diversity." 
“There’s no one here that’s suggesting that we shouldn’t teach a Catholic perspective in our schools.”

“It is about celebrating diversity. It isn’t about taking Catholic teaching out of Catholic schools,” he continued. “It’s about putting life-affirming, positive images and stories around gay and lesbian children, Muslim children, kids and women of all shapes.”
Of course opposition to the comments were fierce from pro-family activists. 
Suresh Dominic of Campaign Life Catholics said Murray’s comments “amount to a declaration of war against the Catholic Church and all people who support traditional moral values.” 
This attack against Catholic teaching is ironic under the watch of Priemerer McGuinty who describes himself as a Catholic.

Some of the comments to the Life Site News article called for McGuinty to be excommunicated.

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