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Chris Matthews Sneers: 'If You're Really Anti-Gay, You Become Catholic Now'
NewsBusters.org ^ | 02/20 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 02/21/2012 7:49:12 AM PST by Pyro7480

Chris Matthews appeared at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C., Monday, for a President's Day panel and sneered that Catholics are attracting bigots. While talking about Richard Nixon, the so-called Southern Strategy and racism, the Hardball host berated, "If you're really anti-gay, you become a Catholic now."

At a question and answer session after the event, I confronted him about the quote and asked him if he wished to "expand or apologize."  He spat back, "I'm saying that some people who are bigoted against gay people have changed religions. Yes. You got it right." [MP3 audio here.]

Matthews added, "I think there are people who have chosen to convert to the Catholic faith because they don't like the liberal positions taken by their sectarian groups. That's a fact. So, you can write that down. No, you can write that down."

At the start of the exchange, I identified myself as with the Media Research Center. Matthews prompted me to explain what the organization does. I did and he visibly sighed and looked irritated.

The liberal Washington crowd repeatedly laughed at the mention of media bias....

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KEYWORDS: catholic; homosexuals; matthews; msnbc
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1 posted on 02/21/2012 7:49:23 AM PST by Pyro7480
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

Catholic ping!


2 posted on 02/21/2012 7:51:30 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Pyro7480

As if being “pro-gay” is the norm, and anyone who opposes the gay agenda is abnormal.

What do you “become” “if you’re really Pro-Gay”, Chrissy?

Anti-Catholic? Anti-Christian?

Perhaps that’s the real agenda behind being “pro-gay”?

I assert that it is. It’s a fact. “You can write that down”.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 7:53:45 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Pyro7480

What he’s really mad about is people leaving their liberal denominations for a denomination they percieve as more in line with the Bible. It’s a matter of Christian integrity not bigotry.


4 posted on 02/21/2012 7:53:45 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Pyro7480

Hey, I’m against people driving drunk, too.

Does that make me a bigot?

After all, there is medical evidence to show that alcoholics have a genetic predisposition. Unlike the homosexuals.

And even if a medical reason were found, it does not give them an excuse for their behavior any more than it does for the alcoholic to go through life drunk and disorderly.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 7:54:36 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: circlecity

I’m going to restate my above post by rephrasing the title quote:

“If you’re really anti-Christian, you become pro-gay now”


6 posted on 02/21/2012 7:56:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Pyro7480

Chris Matthews was replaced by an orange traffic cone. The traffic cone was smarter and nicer to people.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 7:58:07 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Pyro7480
No, actually I believe if your REALLY anti-gay you become Muslim. Most Christians including Catholics may believe homosexuality is a sin, but they stick to the notion of live and let live; love the sinner, hate the sin. About the worst the will do is pray for a homosexual.

However, the Koran and Sharia law require the death penalty for being openly homosexual and most Muslim countries enforce it.

8 posted on 02/21/2012 7:59:35 AM PST by apillar
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To: Pyro7480

Why “now”? Has the Church’s teaching on homosexuality changed lately?


9 posted on 02/21/2012 8:01:09 AM PST by DManA
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To: Pyro7480

Chris Matthews, you should book the Coloseum and get the lions ready for the neo-Catholic feast!

Also, might as well get the showers (gas chambers) repainted and fire up the crematorea so you can kill 2 birds with one stone.


10 posted on 02/21/2012 8:01:22 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Pyro7480

You can always tell when Chrissie is lying because her leg tingles.


11 posted on 02/21/2012 8:01:38 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Should a constitution protect government from the individual, or the individual from government?)
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To: Pyro7480

The College of the Holy Cross must be so proud of him.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 8:02:04 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Pyro7480

There is no objective way to identify a “gay” person, except by the act of sodomy.

AFAIK, God is pretty much against it, which puts the Catholic Church on the right side, regarding the morality of this behavior.

Of course, God and His Church urge repentance, which results in forgiveness.


13 posted on 02/21/2012 8:03:57 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Pyro7480
This is the line that bothers me more:

The liberal Washington crowd repeatedly laughed at the mention of media bias....

14 posted on 02/21/2012 8:04:35 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: Pyro7480
The ignorance of Chris Matthews is really quite staggering. If he took the effort to see what the church really is and does he might be able enlighten some of that darkness in that brain of his.. That illumination is probably what he fears about the church, and so he and fans will cling to their fear and darkness.
15 posted on 02/21/2012 8:06:04 AM PST by oyez
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To: Pyro7480

His ignorance is breathtaking.


16 posted on 02/21/2012 8:08:04 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Pyro7480

Anti-gay means that you find it abhorrant, immoral and a mortal sin for a man to shove his penis into another man’s anus.

I honestly believe that AIDS is contracted by this satan’s excuse for love-making when one of the partners in this evil and untidy practice ingests fecal matter as he shoves his mouth where the sun never shines!

Sex between those of the same sex is as evil as a man having sex with an animal. In the case of homosexuality both partners are animals.

There is nothing right with homosexual behavior. Their attempts to spread it around and make it legitimate can never work. Practioners are anti-Christian and anti-Jew.

The one religion where homosexuality and pedophilia blossoms is Islam.


17 posted on 02/21/2012 8:11:41 AM PST by IbJensen ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right")
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To: apillar

Excellent...and Amen!


18 posted on 02/21/2012 8:12:25 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Pyro7480
Chris Matthews Sneers: 'If You're Really Anti-Gay, You Become Catholic Now'

Makes you wonder if Mr. Tingles is a closeted queen?

19 posted on 02/21/2012 8:12:32 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: dragonblustar
Makes you wonder if Mr. Tingles is a closeted queen?

I had no idea he was closeted!


20 posted on 02/21/2012 8:15:31 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The College of the Holy Cross must be so proud of him.

Sad thing is...they probably are!

21 posted on 02/21/2012 8:16:45 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Pyro7480
Good grief.

Well, I guess it's a helpful change in “branding” that the liberals are blasting the Roman Catholic Church for being anti-gay rather than blasting it for trying (with considerable success) to address the pedophile priest problem. It's not a bad thing to be accused of faithfulness to the historic Christian position on a currently controversial issue.

Welcome to the attacks, Catholics... on this issue, we're in the same fight. Go google "First Orthodox Presbyterian Church of San Francisco" and you'll see the stuff my Calvinist tradition has been facing for several decades since First OPC successfully won a court battle allowing the church to fire a practicing homosexual organist.

22 posted on 02/21/2012 8:19:23 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Pyro7480
Ah. More hate from the host of the lowest rated show on the lowest rated news outlet.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 8:26:47 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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24 posted on 02/21/2012 8:26:47 AM PST by narses
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25 posted on 02/21/2012 8:26:50 AM PST by narses
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To: Pyro7480

Another Catholic whose actions show the weakness of the church. He should be “asked” to leave.


26 posted on 02/21/2012 8:28:27 AM PST by Terry Mross (Difference between a conservative / liberal-obvious. Difference between a rep and a dem? None)
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To: circlecity

let’s advertise it! ‘If you’re a liberal and a Catholic, think again, you can’t be both — give up one!’


27 posted on 02/21/2012 8:40:12 AM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: blueunicorn6

Chris Matthews is, and always will be, a buffoon. Who in the name of hell listens to this guy? How does he stay on the radio or TV or wherever he spouts is BS? I put him in the same category as Biden, Pelosi, Reid, Jackson, Sharpton, Waters, and the rest of those blooming idiots.


28 posted on 02/21/2012 8:42:04 AM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
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To: Terry Mross

Tingles is a fraud. He referred to Senator Larry Craig as a pervert after Craig’s toe tapping incident. Of course Craig was a Republican. Maybe Tingles was referring to Craig’s political affiliation rather than his sexual preferences.


29 posted on 02/21/2012 8:42:46 AM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: Pyro7480

There a re 70 million Catholics in the US.

That’s a lot of people to call racists.


30 posted on 02/21/2012 8:47:08 AM PST by y6162
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To: ThomasMore
Sad thing is...[Holy Cross] probably [is proud of Chris Matthews]

... and ashamed of Clarence Thomas.

31 posted on 02/21/2012 8:47:17 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Pyro7480
"If you're really anti-gay, you become a Catholic now."

Unless you join the priesthood because libs think they are all...

32 posted on 02/21/2012 8:58:15 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: dead

33 posted on 02/21/2012 8:59:14 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: oyez
If he took the effort to see what the church really is and does he might be able enlighten some of that darkness in that brain of his.

"Few Americans hate the Catholic Church, but millions hate what they think is the Catholic Church." --Bishop Fulton Sheen.

34 posted on 02/21/2012 9:05:27 AM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Pyro7480
Since I'm really pro-gay, I'm a traditional Christian. I can't imagine anything kinder than helping people to find their path to God, or anything crueler than leading people down a path away from God. Part of being honestly and compassionately pro-gay is to help people with that temptation to understand God's will for their lives, just as kindness to those tempted to commit adultery includes helping them to see that God wants them to find happiness in other ways. It's a shame Chris Matthews is such a bigot (and probably a gay one, given his reaction to Obama) that he hates Catholics without bothering to discover what they really stand for.

Liberal perversions of Christianity seem to be saying, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth ... but that doesn't mean it's okay for Him to tell us what to do". Or perhaps, "I will follow You wherever You lead ... but only if you lead along the path I was going to follow anyways".

35 posted on 02/21/2012 9:12:37 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: y6162

What he means by calling someone a “bigot” is

“Shut up”, he explained.


36 posted on 02/21/2012 9:14:49 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
What do you “become” “if you’re really Pro-Gay”, Chrissy? Anti-Catholic? Anti-Christian? Perhaps that’s the real agenda behind being “pro-gay”?

Bingo! That has been my conclusion as well.

37 posted on 02/21/2012 9:19:58 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Pyro7480

The Church is growing stronger every day, but not because anti-gay people are joining it, as Chris Matthews believes — in fact, Church attendance has been declining for decades — but because pro-gay liberals like Chris have been leaving it.

For two thousand years, the Church has had to use the tortuous, time-consuming practice of excommunication to rid itself of apostates so that it could remain true to its principles. Now, anti-Christian cultural warriors like Chris Matthews have been doing such dirty work for them. Those who remain in the Church are more and more true believers. Which is why Cardinal Dolan’s recent call to action to preserve religious freedom was met with such an overwhelmingly strong response from the faithful that President Obama had to rush to propose an ‘’accommodation’’ however flawed.

As long as Chris and his anti-Christian comrades-in-arms continue their assault on everything sacred, religion will continue to thrive.


38 posted on 02/21/2012 9:58:11 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: Pyro7480

Wow I thought if you were really a bigot you became a democrat and then professed not to be one while working hard to keep the undesirables down? Who knew? I mean it was FDR (D) who appointed Hugo Black to the Supreme Court, the slave owners were democrats, and the democrats also crafted all of the Jim Crow laws.


39 posted on 02/21/2012 10:05:19 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Pyro7480

Libtards can’t stand the thought that religious faith and authority is a better preventative of moral anarchy than statism and control of behavior by big government.


40 posted on 02/21/2012 10:07:52 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Pyro7480
Chris Matthews Sneers: 'If You're Really Anti-Gay, You Become Catholic Now'

Say something about Muslims and Gays, Chrissy.

Please.

41 posted on 02/21/2012 11:02:08 AM PST by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: dead

LOL!


42 posted on 02/21/2012 7:21:27 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: narses

“Matthews added, ‘I think there are people who have chosen to convert to the Catholic faith because they don’t like the liberal positions taken by their sectarian groups. That’s a fact. So, you can write that down. No, you can write that down.’ “

Out of curiosity, Tingles’ suspension begins when, exactly ?


43 posted on 02/21/2012 7:31:11 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: narses

“Matthews added, ‘I think there are people who have chosen to convert to the Catholic faith because they don’t like the liberal positions taken by their sectarian groups. That’s a fact. So, you can write that down. No, you can write that down.’ “

Out of curiosity, Tingles’ suspension begins when, exactly ?


44 posted on 02/21/2012 7:31:29 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: Pyro7480

Like the attack on Santy, his assertion is undoubtedly true, in some cases. The more general case, that people join because their denoms don’t uphold conservative values, is abundantly true in my case. But then I got Confirmed in the Catholic Community in the Montrose (St. Anne’s) - gayest Catholic church I’ve ever seen. So go figure.


45 posted on 02/24/2012 11:27:53 AM PST by ichabod1
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