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AG Coakley backs gay couple's lawsuit against church
Telegram and Gazette ^ | 4/14/14 | Scott J. Croteau

Posted on 03/15/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT by BlatherNaut

WORCESTER — Attorney General Martha Coakley is supporting a gay couple's legal battle against the Diocese of Worcester after the pair was allegedly denied the right to buy a church-owned mansion in Northbridge.

Two Sutton men, James E. Fairbanks and Alain J. Beret, a married gay couple, filed a civil suit in Worcester Superior Court in 2012 against the diocese and its real estate agent after their offer to buy the Oakhurst Conference and Retreat Center, a 44-bedroom mansion in the Whitinsville section of Northbridge, was rejected by the Diocese of Worcester.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegram.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; worcesterdiocese

1 posted on 03/15/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut
"a married gay couple"

Uh, wait a minute...

2 posted on 03/15/2014 7:19:43 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: BlatherNaut

Let the silent agenda against the gays begin Atlas Shrugged style. Time to give them a taste of their own medicine.


3 posted on 03/15/2014 7:21:26 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: BlatherNaut

A private seller can refuse to sell to anyone.


4 posted on 03/15/2014 7:21:47 AM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: BlatherNaut
"formerly known as the House of Affirmation, a treatment center for pedophile priests that closed in the 1980s.

That, I suppose, would explain the presence of the second story fire escape.

5 posted on 03/15/2014 7:23:32 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SgtHooper

Not in Marxist-chusetts.


6 posted on 03/15/2014 7:23:36 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: BlatherNaut

If I recall Church property when put on sale usually has a stipulation that it can not be used for profane purposes.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 7:24:37 AM PDT by mware
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To: SgtHooper
A private seller can refuse to sell to anyone.

That was then, this is now.

8 posted on 03/15/2014 7:25:03 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SgtHooper

I think the rule is...they can refuse an offer unless the asked for amount is offered.


9 posted on 03/15/2014 7:27:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BlatherNaut
"the men are gay and might hold same-sex weddings on the property."

Hmm. In a former treatment facility for pedophile priests.

That would certainly constitute an example of creative repurposing.

10 posted on 03/15/2014 7:27:27 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SgtHooper

We hire whomever we want. By these liberal pukes “logic”, then they can sue me for not hiring them.


11 posted on 03/15/2014 7:28:19 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: mware

It was a posh treatment center for pedophile priest. I can imagine them lining the hallways, eyeballing each other, whispering, you’re too old, where’s the pool boys.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 7:34:18 AM PDT by healy61
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To: max americana

I’d take a look see at that Real Estate Broker....and see what the relationship is with those soooooo happy dudes.


13 posted on 03/15/2014 7:35:17 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: healy61

I’m starting to wonder if the two dudes were priests at one time?????????


14 posted on 03/15/2014 7:36:54 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

http://www.wbur.org/2012/09/10/couple-worcester-diocese-suit


15 posted on 03/15/2014 7:44:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BlatherNaut
Interesting....the last article I posted said the two dudes studied for the priesthood once.

I think there's much more to this than meets the eye.

Isn't setting someone up a crime?? I have a feeling it is....in this case in particular.

16 posted on 03/15/2014 7:46:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BlatherNaut

asking price:

$1,000,000,000,000,000,000.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 7:47:07 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: BlatherNaut
That realtor had no business sending the email to the gay dudes. He's working for the seller and that's privileged information.

Beret...one of the gays....is/was an attorney.

This was like such a set up.

18 posted on 03/15/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BlatherNaut

They ought to make it illegal to sell to anyone except gays. That’ll learn ‘em.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 7:59:39 AM PDT by stevem
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To: BlatherNaut

Considering its history as a “treatment” center for pedophile priests just how sacred is its memory to Catholics? Simple solution is if the money offered pans out, make the center profane again (I forget the word for turning sacred buildings back into profane buildings)and make sure it is known that it no longer has any church association.

I would write otherwise if this had been a church or even a parochial school or house for religious. But a use that could very well have been run by a secular organization? Not the hill to die on. Use the money for the sale to help poor parish members who need help with Catholic school tuition or paying the high fuel bills or other worthy requests.


20 posted on 03/15/2014 8:03:52 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: BlatherNaut

There is no freedom of religion according to the left. None.

Obama, as I’ve said before HATES:

Christianity, the Constitution, and capitalism.

Hates ‘em.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 8:17:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BlatherNaut

1st amendment Freedom of Assembly means that the people are free to peaceably assemble and also free to not assemble. That includes doing business. These anti-discrimination laws are unconstitutional.


22 posted on 03/15/2014 8:30:33 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: jsanders2001
Let the silent agenda against the gays begin Atlas Shrugged style.

Atlas Shrugged begins with the words "Who is John Galt?"... And the Atlas Shrugged hero, John Galt, is not romantically involved with any female in the book.

Meanwhile, at the end of Atlas Shrugged, John Galt's "Gulch" population is exclusively male ... before Dagny's arrival.

Go figure.

23 posted on 03/15/2014 9:03:42 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (My top choice for the 2014 elections has Sarah Palin going into the Senate...)
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To: OldNavyVet

If you look at a photo of Ayn Rand it becomes readily apparent why she didn’t write romance novels...; )


24 posted on 03/15/2014 9:33:27 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
From Ayn Rand ...

"Romanticism is the conceptual school of art. It deals, not with the random trivia of the day, but with the timeless, fundamental, universal problems and values of human existence. It does not record or photograph; it creates and projects. It is concerned—in the words of Aristotle—not with things as they are, but with things as they might be and ought to be."

Have a great day.

25 posted on 03/15/2014 2:04:48 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (My top choice for the 2014 elections has Sarah Palin going into the Senate...)
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