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D.C.-Area Bishop: No Govít Has Authority to Alter Design of Marriage
Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2014 - 1:16 PM | Michael W. Chapman

Posted on 02/20/2014 12:18:52 AM PST by Olog-hai

Because marriage between one man and one woman was established by nature itself, neither the government, the courts, nor the Democratic attorney general of Virginia have the “right or legitimate authority to alter the original design of marriage,” said the two Catholic bishops for Virginia, who added that the Catholic Church cannot violate its own teachings and “will continue to defend marriage as a union between a man and a woman.”

Bishop Paul S. Loverde, head of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, for northern Virginia, and Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo, head of the Diocese of Richmond, made their statement on the issue in a commentary published in the Virginian Pilot on Feb. 2 and distributed to Catholic parishes throughout the Commonwealth. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: antichristian; bishoploverde; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 02/20/2014 12:18:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
iirc ... The Defense of Marriage Act is the Law of the Land for this Nation. The obama administration is violating the Law by not enforcing this Law.
2 posted on 02/20/2014 12:31:19 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Olog-hai
neither the government, the courts, nor the Democratic attorney general of Virginia have the “right or legitimate authority to alter the original design of marriage,”

Exactly right. Even if decent people lose nationwide on this, I will never recognize gay "marriage" as anything other than a sham. It is in no way connected to holy matrimony, and it never will be.

3 posted on 02/20/2014 12:42:49 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Olog-hai

Stupid, IMMORAL people that voted for McAuliffe did this.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 1:35:41 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Olog-hai

The State has replaced, or supplements, God as man’s savior, in the eyes of the Left, Right, Church, and atheists. For these Statists, blessings like Marriage apparently need the State for validation.

If you disagree, ask yourself if you could stand for government getting out of Marriage altogether, other than enforcing contracts. What if employers and businesses could be free to decide how to treat hetero-, homo-, or whatever contracts?


5 posted on 02/20/2014 2:30:26 AM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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To: no-to-illegals

>?iirc ... The Defense of Marriage Act is the Law of the Land for this Nation. The obama administration is violating the Law by not enforcing this Law.

what else should you expect from a gay president? Of course Moochelle will never leave a guy that’s loaded with enough money to be laid ened to end to the moon and back...


6 posted on 02/20/2014 2:32:45 AM PST by jsanders2001
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I guess I’m old (only nine years though at FR) ... I actually remember when our President upheld the Laws of America and our Constitution.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 2:35:43 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Olog-hai
For the life of me, I can't find a source establishing government's role or right in assigning definitions to words.

Defining a union between members of the same sex a marriage is like declaring the tomato to be a vegetable just because it is displayed in the vegetable section of the produce department.

Why do we, society as a whole, allow this small community of deviates to control us as one would a bull with a ring through its nose???

8 posted on 02/20/2014 3:35:58 AM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Olog-hai
Because marriage between one man and one woman was established by nature itself…

Well, not exactly established by nature….. Genesis 2: 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam[f] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

9 posted on 02/20/2014 4:32:18 AM PST by hecticskeptic
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