Skip to comments.Kerry Scolds Vatican Over Gay Marriage
Posted on 10/31/2004 5:53:56 AM PST by Diago
Subj: Kerry Scolds Vatican Over Gay Marriage
Date: 10/31/2004 8:37:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: "Fr. Peter West"
Kerry Scolds Vatican Over Gay Marriage
BOSTON - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry scolded the Vatican Friday for saying Catholic politicians like himself have a "moral duty" to oppose laws granting legal rights to gay couples.
"I believe in the church and I care about it enormously," said the Massachusetts senator. "But I think that it's important to not have the church instructing politicians. That is an inappropriate crossing of the line in America."
The Vatican had urged Catholics and non-Catholics Thursday to unite in campaigning against gay marriages and gay adoptions. The 12-page document, issued by the church, presents a battle plan for politicians confronted with legislation legalizing same-sex unions and rails against gay adoption.
The document calls on Catholic politicians to vote against laws granting legal recognition to homosexual unions and to work to repeal those already on the books.
"To vote in favor of a law so harmful to the common good is gravely immoral," it said, although it didn't specify penalties for Catholics who do.
Kerry opposes gay marriage, saying it is a right reserved in America for men and women, but he has said gay couples should have the same legal rights as husbands and wives.
When it returns from its August recess, the Senate will begin hearings to determine whether new laws are necessary to strengthen the federal definition of marriage as a man and a woman, a Republican senator said Friday.
In 1996, President Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal recognition of same-sex marriages and allowed states to ignore same-sex unions licensed elsewhere.
President Bush said at a White House news conference Wednesday that he believes "a marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we ought to codify that one way or the other."
Bush spokesman Scott McClellan said the next day that the White House was studying possible responses if pending lawsuits in Massachusetts and New Jersey result in legalization of gay marriage.
Some Republicans in Congress also are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriages.
On a positive note, the Bush camp has been sending out some superb direct mail pieces on the cultural issues. If people are reading their direct mail, Bush may be able to eke out Ohio. If they are throwing it in the trash while being mezmerized by not stop "Bush exported jobs" TV ads, Bush will lose Northeastern Ohio by over 200,000 votes, and Kerry will eke out Ohio.
This arrogant moron scolds the Vatican? If Christ himself appeared to Kerry, Kerry would be taking him to task...
The Church has every right to speak out on any moral issue she chooses. Kerry is simply incoherent with his position that he can allow his faith to affect his position in some areas but not others (like the protection of human life). If he truly believed what the Church teaches, he would act on those in his public life, and if that doesn't get him elected, then so be it. Better not to compromise one's soul for the sake of public office.
I will sum it up in layman's terms about kerry. Kerry is a mofo liar, who is probably a closet fag himself. This lifestyle seems to be en vouge for the democratic party and their candidates. Words of truth to skeeery and fellow kommies, "President Bush will bury them on Nov 2, 2004." It's a great day to be alive and a American. Bush/Cheney 2004
It's important not to have the Church instructing politicians? What the he!! else does the Church do but instruct? And to whom is it important? JFnK so he can be the Altar Boy who supports partial birth abortion.
"But I think that it's important to not have the church instructing politicians. That is an inappropriate crossing of the line in America."
then why was he stumping in all those churches? flip, flop
Kerry is the Churchurian candidate.
As he would scold any institution or person who has principles and sticks to them.
Kerry's campaign must have been ruffled because GW picks a stand (the right one) on an issue and sticks to it. Kerry is just getting it hillariously backwards, picking a wrong stand and sticking to it.
HOMOSEXUALITY IS A CHOICE. IF YOU BELEIVE OTHERWISE, THEN SLEEPING WITH LITTLE CHILDREN IS NOT A CHOICE EITHER.
KERRY NEEDS TO GET OVER HIS POLITICALLY CORRECT BRAINWASHING.
TO ACCEPT KERRY'S VIEW THEN GOD AND NATURE MADE A MISTAKE. NATURE REQUIRES REPRODUCTION FOR SURVIVAL.
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE IN NATURE.
SO GAYS WOULD DIE OUT FOR FAILURE TO REPRODUCE.
I WILL ACCEPT KERRY'S AND LIBERAL'S PREMISE IT IS IN GENETIC WHEN:
THEY LET US TEACH IN SCHOOL THAT HOMSEXUALITY IS A FREAK OF NATURE.
Kerry proves his aversion to religion and shows his lack of intelligence!
You don't believe in the church!
You believe in the teachings of Christ or you don't!
Kerry = the Grand Inquisitor?
Look out... John Kerry is preparing to run for Pope!
American churches have been on the front lines of politics since this nation was founded, and despite the IRS they still are.
Kerry, like all liberals, doesn't like facts to get in his way.
not a smart thing to do the Sunday before election day, to be scolding the Vatican with millions of Catholic votes watching and at stake!
Kerry is the type of Catholic that Pope John Paul II warned about and scolded in the 80's that believes in a Left-wing/Liberation Theology.
That's hilarious. As if John Kerry has a clue about what is appropriate. Why is it not appropriate for any group to speak out on moral issues? John Kerry takes advice from Communists and Socialists from all around the world, and even when there is an overt attempt by them to sway the election, Kerry says nothing. Kerry is a hypocrite, he's an actor, he's a fraud. Kerry is not religious. If he was he would not be able to justify the murder of a baby that is already 80% delivered. He would be honest and admit that that procedure called "partial birth abortion" has nothing to do with saving the life of a mother. It just happens to be the cleanest way to kill the baby without worry of leaving parts behind. John Kerry is a fraud. I invite John Kerry to come off of the stage, take off the mask, and show the real self.
Bingo! Kerry is bi-polar.
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