Skip to comments.Archbishop urges calm as gay marriages begin
Posted on 05/14/2004 4:53:12 PM PDT by AskStPhilomena
Archbishop Sean O'Malley of Boston, in a statement released yesterday, appeared to anticipate violence by those opposed to the onset on Monday of gay marriages in Massachusetts.
The archbishop called on Catholics to avoid "anger against or vilification of people, especially our homosexual brothers and sisters."...
The prelate's comments came the day an open letter also calling for restraint from violence was released by a group of about 100 Catholics, including members of the Boston Priests Forum and some who had opposed the Church's stance on gay marriage. Some pro-marriage activists said on Thursday they resented the implication that they are prone to violence, and compared it to the implicit assumption that pro-life activists-- most of whom are peaceful and prayerful demonstrators-- are also implicitly susceptible to hateful action. One Boston Catholic supporter of traditional marriage said he took offense at being "smeared by my own side."
Those who oppose the Church's teachings on marriage welcomed the archbishop's statement. "I think it's terrific that Archbishop O'Malley added his voice to ... calls for calm," said Marianne Duddy, spokesman for the pro-homosexual group Dignity Boston.
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For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice: Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made. His eternal power also and divinity: so that they are inexcusable. Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God or given thanks: but became vain in their thoughts. And their foolish heart was darkened. For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts and of creeping things. Wherefore, God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness: to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause, God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts, one towards another: men with men, working that which is filthy and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient. Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness: full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity: whisperers, Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Foolish, dissolute: without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death: and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them. (Romans 1:18-32)
Looks like St. Paul "vilifies" them to me...
At the annual "Fang" awards for excellence in lupine predation on the Catholic faithful, O'Malley is a shoo-in for "best make-up."
That sheep costume of his was very convincing.