Monday, March 12, 2012

IN THE NEWS- Good Grief! More grief over marriage

It's off to a flying start on a Monday - after a great weekend, I have to rant.
I (Rob) want to know when churches are going to stop attacking gay marriage. They've got so many problems in their own institutions that they sweep under the rug, and use money and media to bully.
 - Now, the Pope, a U.S. Cardinal, and a British Cardinal are all attacking gay  marriage, and trying to influence the law and block equality to prevent gay marriages.
MY MESSAGE TO THEM: Get OUT of politics. Get OUT of Civil rights. STOP being bigots.
Leave MY right to security and happiness alone!
 :Please address and clean up all the corruption, pedophiles, and other problems in your own backyard. Please do something positive!

I find it appalling that these men deny themselves intimate loving relationships, yet lobby and campaign to block gay citizens from having them. 
Articles below.
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Pope denounces U.S. political push to legalize gay marriage VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Friday denounced the "powerful political and cultural currents" seeking to legalize gay marriage in the United States, where Maryland has just become the eighth state to allow it.
IN THE U.S.: NEW CARDINAL LEADING OPPOSITION TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY
 Dolan fought against gay marriage before it became legal in New York state last June, and in September he sent a letter to President Barack Obama criticizing his administration's decision not to support a federal ban on gay marriage. One leading opponent of gay marriage in the United States is New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who was elevated to cardinal last month.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/09/us-pope-gays-idUSBRE8280TQ20120309?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews


British Cardinal Compares Gay Marriage to Legalizing Slavery (What a moron!)
Cardinal Keith O’Brien, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and Britain’s most senior Catholic, has hit out at the British Government’s plans to legalize marriage equality, saying in an opinion piece for The Telegraph that Britain cannot afford to “indulge” this “madness.” It is O’Brien’s statement that legalizing gay marriage is, in human rights terms, the same as legalizing slavery that has caused the most controversy however.  Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/british-cardinal-compares-gay-marriage-to-legalizing-slavery.html#ixzz1oZWe9EtW
**COUNTER TO THAT STORY, ALSO IN ENGLAND: 
Let Gays into ‘Christian Marriage’ Says St Paul’s New Dean
The new dean of London’s St Paul’s Cathedral has said that the Church of England should embrace civil gay marriage.Rev Dr David Ison, bucking the recent trend of aggressive attacks over the plans from Church leaders in the UK, said the church should welcome gay people and allow them to participate in what he termed “the virtues of marriage” that are quite separate from the legal aspects. He went on to distinguish that the Church should be thinking of allowing same-sex couples to partake in ”Christian marriage,” rather than talking about homosexual and heterosexual marriages.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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