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04/04/2011

'You can’t be both Catholic and Pro-Homosexual'

by Jeremy Hooper

Does the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute agree with this post's headline? We ask, because they are currently linking to a video from the uber-over-the-top TFP (American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property) group -- a video that features this very claim in the text directly underneath the clip:

You can’t be both Catholic and Pro-Homosexual

Two emotionally charged parents stopped to discuss the issue. “We’re good Catholics. Our son is gay and it’s not wrong. You want us to hate our son?” A TFP volunteer explained how one must hate the sin, but love the sinner. “We must hate the sin, love the sinner and pray that your son returns to the path of virtue.”

The parents disagreed: “No. We don’t hate the sin. Our priest told us it’s OK.”
“Catholic teaching is very clear. You cannot be a good Catholic and support homosexual acts,” replied the TFP member. “Homosexuality is like abortion, it’s part of the culture of death.”
[SOURCE]

So TFP's not only denying a Catholic's freedom to be pro-marriage-equality and faithful: It's basic gay support that TFP is painting as a non-starter. Love your gay son or the Pope: Not both.

So we ask again: When the Ruth Institute links to a TFP video (as they've done several times before this one) and talks about how good the clip gets...

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[SOURCE]

...are they just cherry-picking which parts of the incredibly eye-opening group's rhetoric they support, or do they want to take it all on. Is picking and choosing even possible in this case?

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*SEE ALSO: More of TFP's eye-opening words and deeds.

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*EVEN MORE: In a new interview with the American Family Association (an SPLC-designated "hate group"), TFP's John Ritchie says this about pro-gay people who recently countered one of their anti-gay demonstrations:

Brownunivbanner"It just highlighted the fact that those who preach tolerance -- who subscribe to the culture of death, the homosexual lifestyle -- when it comes to God's law and natural law, they behave in an intolerant fashion even to the point of violence," says Ritchie.
Promoters of 'tolerance' exhibit opposite during rally [ONN]

So basically TFP wants to show up on America's street corners telling gay people they are part of a "culture of death" and flouting "God's flaw," with everyone else forced to either shut up and take it or be painted as intolerant? Oh yeah, that logic's totally gonna hold water. That is, if by "hold water," you mean "leak like a wooden pipe amid a nest of particularly hungry beavers."

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