Friday, January 4, 2013

Those who disagree are 'hateful'

White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a 'hate group'

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is asking Catholics to sign the online petition of the Coalition for Marriage, a group of organizations opposed to government proposals to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. Shown is a screen grab from the coalition's website. (CNS)
An online petition asking the White House to designate the Catholic Church a “hate group” for its views on marriage is drawing criticism for generating unjust animosity.

The petition reveals an “underlying agenda,” which is not simply to prevent violent crimes, but to “stigmatize any disapproval of homosexuality at all and essentially to silence us,” said Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. This is simply “name-calling designed to cut us out of the public debate.”

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

1 comment:

  1. for what its worth - as far as I am concerned - Marriage is the sanctified union of a man and a woman - the purpose of which is the procreation of off-spring.Our society is based on this premise.If this basic premise is lost - society is lost. Should persons of same sex require confirmation in their union then let it be civil as all they require is material/ financial security when a partner dies i.e who gets what at death.
    This does not mean that they are not truely committed to each other -civilization is based on man/woman partnership - history does acknowledge gay relationships but not to the detriment of the basic human family/society.
    I disagree with the accusation we are hateful and predjudicial - marriage is and has been for male/female partnership stop. - gay unions are legal civil unions so their partners can claim legally from civil basis.The rest is nonesense.


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