NOM and New Hampshire’s Catholic Bishops Suddenly Support Civil Unions

By: Monday March 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Last week New Hampshire state Rep. David Bates (R) proposed an amendment to his marriage equality repeal bill (HB 427) that would reinstate civil unions. Despite vehemently opposing civil unions in the past, the Diocese of Manchester, which constitutes “The Catholic Church in New Hampshire”, is supporting Rep. Bates’s amendment. In addition to repealing same [...]

It’s Almost As If Washington’s Bishops Own Preserve Marriage Washington

By: Thursday March 15, 2012 8:32 am

What are we to make of this? The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC), which represents the Catholic Bishops of the State of Washington on issues of public policy, has created a “Preserve Marriage Washington” (PMW) web page on their site. PMW is the campaign trying to roll back Washington’s new marriage equality law. The WSCC’s [...]

NC Catholic Bishops back bigoted Amendment One – and prop up the direct harms

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 4:06 pm

Exhibit A why omitting who is the direct target of Amendment One is a folly — it needs to be out of the shadows — the supporters of bigotry have no problem targeting the LGBT community and aren’t afraid to say why. Bishops Peter Jugis of the Diocese of Charlotte and Michael Burbidge of the [...]

Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain Drops the Pretense, Calls for Special Rights for Heterosexuals

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 12:21 pm

Opponents of lifting bans on access to civil marriage licenses for same-sex couples frequently claim that lifting those bans somehow amounts to “special rights” for same-sex couples. For example, Gary Randall, a retired televangelist from Oregon with a long history of opposing civil rights for Washington’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents, makes frequent [...]

Someone Has a Golden Plank in His Eye

By: Monday December 26, 2011 10:04 am

During the Christmas Eve Mass, Pope Benedict XVI urged the faithful to Let us ask the Lord to help us see through the superficial glitter of this season…  All well and good, except that he did this while wearing gold brocade, sitting on a golden throne surrounded by golden trappings, holding up a book festooned [...]

Pedophile priest-enabler Cardinal Bernard Law turns in his resignation to Papa Ratzi

By: Monday November 21, 2011 10:41 am

What about the children? This disgrace to humanity needs to be prosecuted and sent to the clink (along with his boss). Cardinal Bernard Law embodies the Catholic church hierarchy that has been exposed as a pedophile priest protection racket. He has turned his resignation — will he ever be held accountable for his disgusting acts [...]

A whiff of the desperate from Archbishop Timothy Dolan

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 4:49 pm

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan is apparently in a flop sweat over the new reality that a majority of Catholics support the right of same-sex couples to marry. In the wake of the marriage equality law passing in New York — with the help of the state’s Roman Catholic Governor and legislators — Dolan [...]

Catholic Church Making Deal with the Devil to Stop Marriage Equality in Minnesota?

By: Monday October 31, 2011 6:52 am

Earlier this month when Minnesota Archbishop John Nienstedt sent out a letter urging every Catholic church in the state to create ad-hoc committees that would work to pass a constitutional amendment against marriage equality, he caused a deserved uproar regarding the idea that a tax-exempt entity would take such an aggressive role in a political [...]

Catholic Church is overstepping its bounds against marriage equality in Minnesota

By: Tuesday October 18, 2011 6:36 am

Minneosta Archbishop John Nienstedt The Catholic Church in Minnesota is continuing a dangerous precedent: Archbishop John Nienstedt sent a letter to every priest in the state at the start of October urging them to put every Catholic church in Minnesota to work passing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. “It is imperative that we marshal [...]

Will the Catholic Church declare war on Obama over gay equality?

By: Thursday September 22, 2011 6:56 am

In something which should be remembered – because I have a feeling that it may be the opening salvo to something huge and sinister – NY Archbishop Timothy Dolan has sent a letter to President Obama claiming that he is alarmed about recent actions by the President’s administration that supposedly “escalate the threat to marriage [...]

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