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11/24/2009

Papal papers: Official Catholics vs. unacknowledged Catholic front group

by Jeremy Hooper

The National Organization For Marriage and The Archdiocese of Washington, DC. Both groups have a pamphlet on the ready, "explaining" why gay folk should have their civil liberties trounced upon beneath the Pope's Prada-clad feet. Both work overtime to deny that gay rights are civil rights. Both fib in the name of faith, stretching the truth about how religion will supposedly be stifled by same-sex unions. Both completely disregard the one group who should be the KEY topic of discussion here: Gay couples!

Picking your favorite document might be like picking your favorite child (to unfairly hurt with discrimination). But have a look and see if one of the pieces of propaganda strikes your fancy a little more than the other:

Archdiocese of DC

NOM Catholic

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Ironically, after page 1 of NOM's literature makes multiple arguments for why civil marriage should be granted to same-sex couples, page 2 does nothing to say why these same arguments don't apply to same-sex couples, it only drums up the same phantom menaces and scare tactics of the sky falling.

Posted by: Christopher Eberz | Nov 24, 2009 2:34:58 PM

When will this Christian Supremacy end? We managed to beat down white supremacy. I think we need to do the same with Christian Supremacy.

By definition supremacism is the belief that a particular race, religion, gender, species, sexual orientation, belief system or culture is superior to others and entitles those who identify with it to dominate, control or rule those who do not.

Are they not doing just that with their campaigns against anyone who does not agree with them? They need to be exposed for who they are.

Posted by: Julie M. | Nov 24, 2009 2:45:46 PM

So even the Archdiocese of Washington gets into the act of lying to its parishioners. The Catholic Church most assuredly did not exit the public-funded adoption program to "avoid violating its moral beliefs." Rather it stopped performing publicly-funded adoption services because it had already proven its "moral beliefs" had nothing to do with assessing parenting skills and abilities, and couldn't afford to have that information out there as it began its concerted attack on innocent gays and lesbians. By placing about 13 children with LGBT families over about 10 years, Catholic Charities had complied with MA anti-discrimination laws and demonstrated that at least some gays and lesbians could be good parents.

And what does this anti-gay screed mean to single parents and to intersex people? Neither are fit parents, according to the Church - will they begin attacking them and their lives next?

Posted by: CPT_Doom | Nov 25, 2009 6:33:17 AM

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