Catholics to get DVDs opposing gay marriage

  • Article by: MARY JANE SMETANKA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 21, 2010 - 11:40 PM

Critics say the mailing, from state bishops, is aimed at November voters.

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danyell13Sep. 21, 10 9:38 PM

Really? I am Catholic and they want to actually tell me to vote on ONE issue? When our country was founded on freedom of religion and separation of church and state? People need to readjust their priorities. This really, really disappoints me. Really.

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nickofmnSep. 21, 10 9:43 PM

Do you really want to drag God's name down into the dirt and muck of politics? It only drives away parishoners.

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bellamn16Sep. 21, 10 9:45 PM

...I thought there was a line that churches weren't supposed to cross??? This is an excellent example of why the Catholic church loses 75+% of its young-adult (and typically more tolerant) population...and it's one of the reasons why I stopped regularly attending church. I just don't understand how a religion that was built on love thy neighbor can act this way about a portion of our human population.

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beaglemomSep. 21, 10 9:47 PM

Just as I have had to oppose some of the strong stands of my own political party (which I stay with because I share 90% of the party beliefs) members or the church either need to oppose the things they object to, remain in frustrated silence or do as my husband did and leave a church that he felt was secretive and inflexible and did not reflect a loving God. If we are all sinners, is it really fair to choose which sins we approve and disapprove of?

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DacotaSep. 21, 10 9:48 PM

Just another in a long line of examples of how a bunch of fat, robed old men think they're above the rest of mankind in the "name of God." They think the whole world is stupid and doesn't see right through the crumbling Catholic Church.

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cheiron55401Sep. 21, 10 9:52 PM

The Catholics should clean up their own tarnished image before telling the world to clean theirs up.

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bobazarSep. 21, 10 9:53 PM

Maybe someone can send the archdiocese a DVD about priests and children? just a thought...

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dukie05Sep. 21, 10 9:59 PM

Gay and lesbians can start their own religion and stop trying to impose their beliefs on others.l

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abyz4321Sep. 21, 10 9:59 PM

would get me back in church again....I think at least murder is still a sin

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europeaSep. 21, 10 9:59 PM

I've had the pleasure of living next door to a lesbian couple raising two sons. One is Mommy and the other is Momma. These two young men are happy, well adjusted kids with really incredible talents. They play football and hockey, and they like girls, though most of their buddies are boys. They don't seem to have any trouble modeling typical boy behavior. They have uncles and neighbors and other adult males around all the time. My personal experience has put the lie to these silly claims about the required membership of a nuclear family. Good parents can be of the same gender, and bad parents can be of opposite genders. If the Catholic Bishops don't want to perform gay marriage ceremonies, nobody in America will ever force them too, no matter what these foolish DVD's might be telling you. That's written in the First Amendment. It seems that all the Bishops really want to protect is their supposed right to demonize categories of non-Catholics. In that specific regard, I don't see much difference between their claims and the religious position of the Taliban-- is one of degree rather than kind. I have to question why these Bishops are so intent on lying to their own flock: and why so many Catholics are content to ignore their Bishops in obvious acts of passive aggression. It really doesn't seem like a healthy relationship to me.

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