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Homosexual protesters call cardinal ‘arch bigot’ for opposing same-sex ‘marriage’
Life Site News ^ | February 14, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON

Posted on 02/15/2012 1:45:49 PM PST by NYer

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, February 13, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As parishioners gathered for Sunday Mass, a radical group of homosexual activists protested outside Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral, calling Francis Cardinal George the city’s “arch-bigot” for defending marriage.

Carrying placards and spouting slogans on the sidewalk as worshipers entered the sanctuary, members of the Gay Liberation Network instructed Catholics to “give up hate for Lent.”

David E. Smith, executive director of the Illinois Family Institute told LifeSiteNews.com the Gay Liberation Network is “a tiny group of radical activists who are trying to intimidate and name-call religious leaders like Cardinal George to try to coerce them into silence for standing up for God’s institution of marriage.”

The protests have been an annual event since at least 2005, he said. Last year, the group swarmed the cathedral as police did nothing. In 2005, the Gay Liberation Network protested Chicago’s famous Moody Church because its pastor, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, had written a book called The Truth about Same Sex Marriage. GLN called the 100-year-old institution, founded by famed evangelist Dwight L. Moody, “a house of hate.” Marchers then protested outside Cardinal George’s residence.

The war of words has heated up and tensions have mounted as the group has steadily increased its criticism of the Catholic Church. In late December Cardinal George told reporters, “You don’t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.” Cardinal George promptly apologized to the protesters for his remarks. GLN co-founder Andy Thayer did not accept, calling the cardinal’s remorse “totally inadequate.”

A series of political battles around the country have brought the protests to a fever pitch. “We’ve seen how homosexual special rights – whether they be marriage, civil unions, hate crimes laws, or non-discrimination laws – are coming into conflict with religious freedom, religious liberty,” Smith told LifeSiteNews. “Unfortunately, it looks like religious liberty is losing a lot of these battles.”

Pro-family activists see the GLN’s use of ad hominem attacks as an admission of weakness. “They do not have a reasonable, intelligent defense about why they’re seeking to redefine an age-old institution,” Smith said. “If ‘love’ is the only basis by which we’re going to recognize marriage, then we need to open it up to a whole lot more than just two people or two people of the same sex.”

“I think it’s highly ironic that the purveyors of tolerance and love and acceptance are the first to call names…and fail to recognize the deeply held religious beliefs of the faiths, in Chicagoland or throughout the state,” he added.

Fr. Tom Loya of the Illinois-based Tabor Life Institute, which is dedicated to Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body,” told LifeSiteNews.com the catcalls should not discourage pro-family activists. “They’re going to do that anyway, and it just exposes how their position is based on illusion and anger.”

Such attacks undermine the same-sex marriage advocates’ arguments, he said. “Shouldn’t they practice that same sensitivity and not label someone else?”

Fr. Loya, who is a Byzantine Catholic priest and the host of the nationally syndicated “Light of the East” radio program, told LifeSiteNews that defending marriage should be a primary concern for traditional Christians. “There are three ‘sacraments’ of initiation into the culture of death: contraception, abortion, and same-sex attraction. What these three things have in common is that they are non-life-giving,” he said. “Our civilization today has made the first two the law of the land.”

Defend Marriage Illinois is attempting to collect 500,000 signatures to put the definition of marriage before voters in the Land of Lincoln. They have until April 23 to submit their petitions.

Fr. Tom Loya said far from bigotry, opponents of same-sex marriage are motivated by “compassion. I cannot stress that word enough.”

“To do anything that affirms anyone in an illusion is not compassionate. It’s actually self-serving under the guise of compassion,” he said. “We don’t want to go through the real effort of suffering with them to bring them to the truth, help them know that no whatever your condition in life, however ordered or disordered aspects of your life are, those who are truly compassionate are willing to walk with that person” and help him or her “negotiate through this struggle.”

“To help a person really understand whats going on inside them…takes real compassion,” Fr. Loya told LifeSiteNews. “That is proof of the fact that we and we alone truly love these people, are truly compassionate.”


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To: jdsteel
Keep it up, gays & libs. Let everyone know who you are, what you want and how you really feel.

When the Prop 8 thing was going strong, the news film of these gay activists knocking to the ground an old lady with a cross was the final straw for me having any tolerance for these people.

I used to not think about homosexuals at all. They did their thing, I did my thing -- they really never much crossed my mind. Then, they decided to get radical, they are always in my face, they are intruding onto my institutions. Well, now I have to think about them, and guess what? I don't like them.

They demand not just tolerance, but acceptance and even celebration. Sorry, no dice. When you show tolerance for others, then you can ask for tolerance for yourself. You call a Catholic Bishop a bigot for supporting traditional marriage. You are the intolerant bigots.

21 posted on 02/15/2012 2:47:43 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Ever wonder why all lesbians are PRO-ABORTION. Anyone ever ran across a conservative lesbian that went to church. And if they despise men so bad, why in all lesbian (and homo relationships), there is always one that plays the masculine role and one that plays the feminine role. Alot of times the masculine lesbian will look and act exactly like a man while the other one likes to dress up and look like your average woman. In other cases both of them will look like a man, from wearing men’s clothes to always having short cropped hair like most men. If lesbians hate men, why do most want to act like a man? Inquiring minds want to know. Had a friend once that ran an adult book store. It also carried adult “toys”. He told me 99% of the toys, especially the strap on dildos are purchased by lesbian couples. So in addition to wanting to look like a man, they also want to be a man in the bed, and yes that means having the male part to have sex with the female in the relationship. If homosexuality is not a mental disorder I don’t know what in the hell is.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 2:54:09 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: NYer

The problem is that the gen pub has been trained to equate homosexuality with high fashion, interior decorating and flamboyance.

Print up a bunch of gay porn to poster size, blur out the ‘point of contact’ so as to not be ;legally obscene in public’ and march those posters up and down the line of protestors so that people are reminded what homosexuality actually is.

Let them defend ‘the truth’ of their ‘homosexuality’ as it really is, not as the MSM promotes it.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 2:57:00 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: NYer

Homosexual protesters call cardinal ‘arch bigot’ for opposing same-sex ‘marriage’

Actually they are calling GOD a bigot.
But hey if you have already chosen to live in sin as a pervert then calling God out isn’t that big a stretch......


24 posted on 02/15/2012 2:57:41 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: ex-snook
I avoid use of the word gay in ref to homos. There is nothing festive about sodomy.
25 posted on 02/15/2012 3:02:41 PM PST by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: NKP_Vet
Of course its psychopathology!
We know from the Human Genome project that there is NO gay gene. I spite of the Gay Mafia's effort to stack the deck of that research group with “gay” scientists. And think about why would there be a gay gene? What would drive the development of a genetic-based behavior characteristic that encourage an organism not to reproduce?
26 posted on 02/15/2012 3:18:16 PM PST by Reily
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I like Norm's method. Take the fight to them. I am a bit sickened by this apology by Cardinal George, as homo activists are already (and have been for years) so much worse than the KKK that they make the KKK look like sorta all right guys:

In late December Cardinal George told reporters, “You don’t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.” Cardinal George promptly apologized to the protesters for his remarks. GLN co-founder Andy Thayer did not accept, calling the cardinal’s remorse “totally inadequate.”

If the Catholic Church or anyone at all wants to win the fight against the queer agenda, they're going to have to fight hard and stop acting like nancy boys. Being compassionate doesn't have to mean being a weak wimp. Especially when the ones you're compassionate towards mean to destroy you and everyone like you.

27 posted on 02/15/2012 3:27:45 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: NYer

God bless Cardinal George!


28 posted on 02/15/2012 3:31:46 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: little jeremiah

Tust as a bit of background:

I was raised RC. I still believe in the teachings of the church (though I’m ‘practicing’ in the faithfully attending mass sense)...but the leadership went off the rails a while back.

Turning the other cheek does not mean ‘help promote homosexuality through meekly accommodating their assaults on God. Nor does God maintain armies of Angels to do lunch with the devil and his minions.

In short, if the leadership of the RC church...and of all other christian faiths want to cave in and kiss homosexual buttox, that doesn’t mean we the faithful have to follow them into hell.

You accommodate and accept evil or you oppose it. period. And by playing tiddlywinks with the homo-groups, they are accommodating it. If not, they need to explain WHY NOT.


29 posted on 02/15/2012 3:41:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: Norm Lenhart

ARGH!!! EDIT: “Not practicing”


30 posted on 02/15/2012 3:43:05 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I agree 100%. I am not Catholic nor was I raised so, but I am in 100% agreement with their principles of morality. And Protestants were, until infiltrated by leftist/hedonism, starting in, IIRC, the 1930s, when the first Protestant denomination succumbed to the idea that contraception was a-okay.


31 posted on 02/15/2012 4:06:45 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: LibertarianLiz

They don’t just want tolerance; they want benefits and legal standing to sue and force others to behave as they want them to.


32 posted on 02/15/2012 5:45:37 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: NYer

I notice the protestors are all dressed in black. Dark colors to match their dark souls?


33 posted on 02/15/2012 6:04:58 PM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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