Now with the chance that gay marriage might actually come to New York State, blowhard Archibishop Timothy Dolan has taken to his blog. The Gospel In The Digital Age (Hahahahaha) used a shovel to pile on such a load of bullshit that I literally had to laugh out loud. Because he tries to paint the picture that the Catholic Church LOVES Homosexuals and equates those of us who are fighting for gay marriage against THEIR bigotry and homophobia, to that of the Westboro Baptist
To be more precise, this group (WBC) was yelling at us because, they objected, the Catholic Church was so friendly, welcoming, and defensive of gay (they used other foul words) people. They waved placards explicitly quoting and condemning #2358 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which affirms the dignity of those with same-sex attraction, and warns against any form of prejudice, hatred, or unjust discrimination against them, and insists that homosexual acts, not persons, are not in conformity with God’s design.
Never have I faced such a vitriolic crowd, blasting the Church for simply following the teaching of Jesus by loving and respecting people regardless of anything, including their sexual orientation.
Yes he really wrote “the Catholic Church, which affirms the dignity of those with same-sex attraction, and warns against any form of prejudice, hatred, or unjust discrimination against them”
Later Dolan goes on to writes…
I’ve been recalling that episode often of late, because now I hear Catholics, — and, I am quick to add, Jews, other Christians, Muslims, and men and women of no faith at all — who have thoughtfully expressed grave disapproval of the current rush to redefine marriage, branded as bigots and bullies who hate gays.
To tamper with that definition, or to engage in some Orwellian social engineering about the nature and purpose of marriage, is perilous to all of us. If the definition of marriage is continually being altered, could it not in the future be morphed again to include multiple spouses or even family members.
Sadly, as we see in countries where such a redefinition has occurred, “tolerance” is hardly the result, as those who hold to the given definition of marriage now become harassed and penalized.
If big, intrusive government can re-define the most basic, accepted, revealed truth that marriage simply means one man + one woman + (hopefully) children, in a loving family, then, I’m afraid, Orwell’s works will no longer be on the fiction shelf.
Not only is Archbishop Timothy Dolan really bad at subtly working in the same old homophobic talking points like that “gay marriage will lead to polygamy and incestuous marriages”. He is obviously on CRACK and knows nothing of the history of marriage.
Marriage HAS been redefined throughout the ages, constantly. And as a matter of fact it it wasn’t until 1563 that marriages had to be performed in the presence of a priest, the church and at least two witnesses. Marriage took on a new role of saving men and women from being sinful, and of procreation. NOT from the beginning of time as Dolan says. .
Utter bullshit, the lopt of it. So now on top of homophobe and bigot we add the word liar to Archibishop Timothy Dolan’s resume. And not out of intolerance. But out of truth. And if ANYONE would know about being big and intrusive it would be an Archbishop and the Catholic church. That organization has had centuries of practice, of intruding into government and peoples lives.