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Modern day crusades And in response to the vatican's comment about polygamous couples -- if that is what the people of a country want, then let them make it so. In wake of the child molestation cover-ups, the church has not only lost it's moral authority, but its compass as well.
And they wonder why their membership numbers are decreasing.........
Oddly there is a deeper and longer Biblical history of support for polygamy. Industrialization and gender equality has brought about a social consciousness that polygamy doesn't serve all parties equally, and many countries that have practiced it for as long as they have had recorded history are now changing and abandoning the practice. We are no longer tribal, we view wealth in different ways and we certainly value power and success in more ways than the number of wives a man has. If there is a valid reason to allow polygamy they are certainly welcome to state it, and push for it, but I find it very strange to see it as a progression from same sex marriage. No country that has legal polygamy has any gay rights, no country that has gay rights has legal polygamy. Religiously speaking they are at polar ends.
Why NOT polygamy, Vatican? All your most celebrated heroes were polygamists: Jacob, Abraham, Solomon, David. Even--if you want to be metaphysical about it--Mary.
Hey Vatican - You do not need to allow gay marriage in your church. Some of us just want a law to allow it in the state. You folks can still keep "those people" out of your church and the more accepting churches can allow it. Lets move forward with the law soon. BTW - I am a straight right winger but I like to live and let live.
Polygamy seemed common in the old testament.
Thank you Vatican for standing up for your values and the values of a God fearing society. The posters want to believe they know better. The citizens of the Roman empire thought the same. Where are they now?
The Vatican has no authority to speak about ANY moral issues, considering its continued coverup of child sexual assaults. Confess and repent, Pope Benedict, and then maybe we can talk.
So, when the plan of exclusion isn't working with the voting public, the catholic church resorts to scare tactics outside of the current concern of acceptance for gay people's rights and brings up polygamy! Nice to see with this week's elections, many parishioners within the church are breaking with the church's plan and respecting everyone's opportunity to be treated with equality!
I want to go to Mass tomorrow, just to see Nienstedt glower at the flock who shot him down. Priceless!!
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