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02/13/2013

Catholic Conference of Illinois' Bob Gilligan: Gays can 'control and contain' their 'behavior' (just like cigarette smoking)

by Jeremy Hooper

It's always maddening when someone reduces our sexual orientations to "behaviors" like cigarette smoking or "attributes" like impatience. But when it's a man who lobbies on behalf of his church against gay people's legal right to marry, it is downright enraging to hear him also use marriage, the one thing he is doggedly working to deny, as the one acceptable vehicle for stewarding these "behaviors."

Listen to this brief clip:


[SOURCE: Issues, Etc.]

Ooh, ooh—I have a few! Faith overreaches. Civil discrimination. The smug voicing of condemnatory ideas that fly in the face of credible science. Directly comparing millions of people's capacities for love with others' addiction to tobacco. All things that can be controlled and contained, Mr. Gilligan!

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