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Catholic church oppose gay marriage

Catholic church oppose gay marriage

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Ari

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12,679 posts

125 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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So to be clear, according to the Catholic church it's ok for men to bugger choirboys, just do long as they don't marry them.

Eric Mc

88,601 posts

175 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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There's a surprise?

MonkeyMatt

5,607 posts

117 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Cults can say what they want and get away with it!

Marf

22,907 posts

151 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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They really should direct their ire at the straight people who keep making gay babies.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

165 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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I do think it is weird.

If it is because of the biblical passages, then why ignore the others? Why don't they condone killing children for being disrespectful, etc?

If it is because families should have a mum and a dad, and for making babies, then do they disagree with sterile adults marrying?

They just like to interfere. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Eric Mc

88,601 posts

175 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Catholics don't read tghe bible so it can't be anything from that source.

Pints

18,060 posts

104 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Eric Mc said:
Catholics don't read tghe bible so it can't be anything from that source.
Pretty much this. And yet there will be those (probably in the majority) who will tar Christians with the same brush.

BTW do you have a source for this, OP?

Zaxxon

4,057 posts

70 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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BBC News website

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

165 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17249099

He says it will be a shame on Britain, and a grotesque subversion. He also seems to link gay marriage with adoption, for some reason.

smileymikey

1,073 posts

136 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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They are just looking out for us. Priests know from experience that gay sex is much more exciting if you keep it as "our little secret" wink

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

127 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Yet more nonsense from delusional nut jobs.

If they or any other cult wish to tell their members, that they shouldn’t do something, fine. It is after all part of their cult . . . however to try and impose their ideas onto people who don’t share their iron age belief system should be outlawed, as it has no place in any progressive and arguably enlightened society.

jeff m2

1,735 posts

61 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Of course they would, they wouldn't their priests leaving to get married.

cymtriks

4,362 posts

155 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Ari said:
So to be clear, according to the Catholic church it's ok for men to bugger choirboys, just do long as they don't marry them.
What a silly statement.

When have they ever said that groping a choir boy is OK?

Marriage is intended, by their rules which perfectly reasonably apply to marriages performed in their churches, to be between men and women.

Assuming that you don't have a problem with your freedom of speech, and you doing what you want on your own property, why do you have a problem with him saying he doesn't want gays getting married in his church?

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

165 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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cymtriks said:
What a silly statement.

When have they ever said that groping a choir boy is OK?

Marriage is intended, by their rules which perfectly reasonably apply to marriages performed in their churches, to be between men and women.

Assuming that you don't have a problem with your freedom of speech, and you doing what you want on your own property, why do you have a problem with him saying he doesn't want gays getting married in his church?
You mean there was no cover up so as to keep their 'reputation'? They may not think it was "OK", but their response to the abuse was atrocious.

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

127 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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cymtriks said:
Assuming that you don't have a problem with your freedom of speech, and you doing what you want on your own property, why do you have a problem with him saying he doesn't want gays getting married in his church?
It is the churches prerogative to decide who does or doesn’t get married in their churches, in the same way that they can tell their subordinates in their cult, what they should or should not do . . . . . .however when we have people like this sitting in the House of Lords, then the subject becomes a little less clear cut and a tad morally offensive

B Huey

4,881 posts

109 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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AndrewW-G said:
It is the churches prerogative to decide who does or doesn’t get married in their churches, in the same way that they can tell their subordinates in their cult, what they should or should not do . . . . . .however when we have people like this sitting in the House of Lords, then the subject becomes a little less clear cut and a tad morally offensive
The sooner people like this have no say in our affairs the better.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

165 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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B Huey said:
The sooner people like this have no say in our affairs the better.
And this is why we have active secularists.

Eric Mc

88,601 posts

175 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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AndrewW-G said:
cymtriks said:
Assuming that you don't have a problem with your freedom of speech, and you doing what you want on your own property, why do you have a problem with him saying he doesn't want gays getting married in his church?
It is the churches prerogative to decide who does or doesn’t get married in their churches, in the same way that they can tell their subordinates in their cult, what they should or should not do . . . . . .however when we have people like this sitting in the House of Lords, then the subject becomes a little less clear cut and a tad morally offensive
Are there Catholic Bishops in teh House of Lords - or are they banned?

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

165 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Eric Mc said:
Are there Catholic Bishops in teh House of Lords - or are they banned?
The Lords Spiritual. 26 of them sit in the house of Lords. No RC bishops though.
However...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cam...

Edited by TheHeretic on Sunday 4th March 13:54

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

165 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Guam said:
^^^^^^

This I dont understan what any ones problem is, their belief structure in their churches, their rules surely?
Isnt that why Registry offices exist?

So you can dispense with the Religous stuff and just get the job done?
Go to a registry office end of problem!
No-one has an issue with the church not allowing gay marriage, it is their little club. The issue is when they start prattling on about what the country should do.

PS, a religious marriage isn't legally binding. What is is the thing you sign out back, which is essentially what the registry office stuff is. Marriage is a legal issue, not a religious one. If the church tries to change public legislation based on their bronze age opinions, then people will tell them where to get off.