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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 06:02 PM
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Catholic bishop criticizes R.I. attorney general on gay marriage
February 22, 2007

PROVIDENCE, R.I. --Harsh words today from Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin, who's criticizing Rhode Island's top lawyer for backing gay marriage.

Earlier this week, Attorney General Patrick Lynch issued a non-binding opinion saying that he saw nothing in Rhode Island law preventing the state from recognizing the unions of same-sex couples married in Massachusetts.

In a written statement, Tobin says Lynch's thinking has been influenced by the -- quote -- "relentless gay agenda."

The Catholic Bishop of Providence says it's ironic Lynch's decision was announced on Ash Wednesday, which starts a traditional period of repentance and prayer. Tobin calls the decision another reason to pray for forgiveness.

A spokesman for Lynch did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 06:05 PM
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1. It would be nice if Lynch, or someone else in government
told the Catholic Church to stay out of public policy.
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 06:14 PM
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2. The relentless gay agenda: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Musty old clerics with musty old minds... :puke:

Is love and commitment, family and security, really so terrible?

"As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys."

-- William Blake


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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 06:16 PM
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3. The Catholic Church needs to stay out of politics.
The same goes with all religion. You want to politic, then pay taxes, you child molesters!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-22-07 07:07 PM
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4. relentless?
Edited on Thu Feb-22-07 07:27 PM by xchrom
excuse me -- i'm christian and all -- but what do you call the christian agenda -- other than relentless?
especially over the last few hundred years -- it covered for slavery, mysogeny{Still does}, war, etc.

take the log from your own eye, bishop...
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