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06/24/2011

Archbishop Dolan: Marriage fight not about gay rights, *is* 'the same principle' as incest

by Jeremy Hooper

And now, New York's most prominent Catholic voice will prove how out of touch he is with his own church members' support for marriage equality, what this civil marriage conversation means to gay people and their civil rights, and the (non-)relationship between homosexuality and brother/sister sex:

"I’m particularly upset that they seem to have been successful in reducing this to a matter of gay rights, where it has nothing to do with it. After Sunday Mass, one of the reporters said, 'I talked to two of your people coming in who said you were Screen Shot 2011-06-24 At 4.01.58 Pm
going to speak out against this legislation to redefine marriage, and they said they were against that. Do you know that some of your people aren’t behind you?' I said, 'If you ask people if they are for fair treatment of gays, which you probably did, they’re going to say ‘Yes.’ If you ask people if they’re [for] a radical redefinition of marriage, they’re going to say ‘No.’ Tell me how you phrase the question.”

Because it’s just like the pro-abortionists, who have been very slick in reducing this to a question of “pro-choice”; they’ve reduced it to a question of gay rights. I said to the press last week, “This isn’t gay rights; it has nothing to do with it. If a [heterosexual] wanted the state Legislature to accommodate his desire to have his relationship with two women declared a marriage, we’d be against it. We’re not talking about anti-anybody; we’re talking about pro-marriage. You don’t redefine marriage — a given — just to accommodate people’s lifestyle.” But we have been less than effective in winning that battle.
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"You think it’s going to stop with this? You think now bigamists are going to want their rights to marry? You think somebody that wants to marry his sister is going to now say 'I have a right'? I mean, it’s the same principle, isn’t it?"
-Archbishop Dolan, speaking to the National Catholic Register

It's other-worlds, really, the way these folks make the matter of *our families* all about them. Not to mention the way they can throw everything but the kitchen sink at us (and would throw that to, if they thought they could find a gay who wanted to marry the drain), and yet not have any of it stick to the Teflon coating afforded to them by their personal faith views/roles

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