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Note that homophobia is deemed to be a type of child "abuse"; emotional child abuse.
1 posted on 03/18/2011 8:25:56 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

So, if we disagree with them, we’re phobic?

Associating mental diseases with a difference of opinion is what Stalin did.


2 posted on 03/18/2011 8:28:45 PM PDT by Loud Mime (If it is too stupid to be said, people will listen to it, if sung - - Voltaire)
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To: marshmallow
The cleric as role model, as seen by children and young people is significant. This needs to be fully recognised and appreciated by the Church in Wales. Inappropriate and unacceptable conduct such as discriminatory behaviour involving aggression, bullying or attitudes such as homophobia should not be tolerated and can in some instances be emotionally abusive. This should be a professional development issue and where necessary, subject to disciplinary procedures.

I agree that clerics should not discriminate against anyone -- this is Biblical. But the Bible also gives rules for dealing with someone who is in the congregation and refuses to live as they should. HOWEVER, the cleric still has the responsibility to preach what is taught in the Bible, regardless of how it is received.

3 posted on 03/18/2011 8:43:21 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: marshmallow

Not a fear, just disdain.

HomoPhobic? Not even close.

PervertDisgust.


4 posted on 03/18/2011 8:46:29 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: marshmallow

The Anglican Church is losing members at a record pace. Many in England are converting to Catholicism and joining the new ordinate.


9 posted on 03/18/2011 9:22:57 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: marshmallow
"Homophobia" is a nonsensical, leftist-invented word that should have been nipped in the bud when it first reared its ugly head. Now it's taken on a life of its own.

One, I have never met or even heard of anyone who had a fear of homos. Not one, ever. Disgust, yes, but that's hardly the same as fear.

Two, parsing that word literally means a "fear of sameness". Does this imply then, that those who insist on 'diversity' must then be 'homophobic'?

17 posted on 03/18/2011 9:52:36 PM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: marshmallow

Satan is claiming victories he has not won, through his mouthpiece, the newspaper. The juxtaposition of unrelated paragraphs creates a false context, making it seem like the report is saying something it is not saying.

Paragraph 22 does NOT establish that disapproval of homosexuality is a form of child abuse, theological, emotional or otherwise.

Paragraph 29, which suggests that “homophobic attitudes” may be a form of “emotional abuse” refers to bullying by others. The role of the priest as a role model, divorced from Paragraph 22, appears related to his role in correcting the abuse of others. Properly read, then, Paragraph 29 calls for proper intercession by the priest to prevent bullying and emotional abuse among children, such as homophobic bullying. It does NOT establish that recognizing the sinfulness of fornication, such as homosexual sex, constitutes homophobia.


19 posted on 03/19/2011 6:10:12 PM PDT by dangus
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