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  • Schwarzenegger Vetoes Gay-Sponsored “Trojan Horse” Measure on Marriage

    10/07/2010 7:06:49 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies ^ | October 7, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Thursday October 7, 2010 Schwarzenegger Vetoes Gay-Sponsored “Trojan Horse” Measure on Marriage By Peter J. SmithSACRAMENTO, California, October 7, 2010 ( – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger earned muted praise from pro-family advocates last week after he vetoed a measure that one pro-family group described as a “Trojan horse” that could have helped homosexuals overturn Prop. 8 in 2012. SB 906, authored by the openly homosexual Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and supported by many homosexual groups, would have changed the Family Code to refer to “civil marriage” instead of just “marriage.” The bill also stated that no authorized religious official...
  • Letter on marriage clarifies opposition to divorce, cohabitation and same sex unions

    11/18/2009 1:41:43 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 376+ views
    cna ^ | November 18, 2009
    Baltimore, Md., Nov 18, 2009 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- On the final day of their annual meeting, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops published a  pastoral letter on marriage titled “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan,” which restates and clarifies the Church's teachings to empower those seeking to defend marriage against the cultural currents of cohabitation, contraception, divorce and same sex unions. “Thank goodness this is out there, clearly stated, with ample documentation and very reasonably put forward,” Baltimore's Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien told the Baltimore Sun. “I think it's going to be a very positive...
  • Gay Agenda Gets Violent Against Catholics

    04/30/2007 11:54:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 783+ views
    Socon or bust ^ | April 30, 2007 | Mark Shea
    VATICAN CITY — The archbishop of the Italian city of Genoa received a bullet in an envelope at his office — the latest threatening message for the prelate, who is leading a campaign against same-sex unions, Vatican Radio said Sunday.The bullet arrived Friday at the office of Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, who was recently elected to head the politically influential Italian Bishops Conference, the radio report said. It quoted a Genoa newspaper as saying the envelope also contained a photo of the archbishop with a swastika cut into it.Bodyguards stood a few yards from the altar in Genoa's cathedral Sunday as...
  • Vatican firm on gay marriage

    07/02/2006 1:50:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 621+ views ^ | July 2, 2006
    A VATICAN authority on family values spelled out the Roman Catholic Church's uncompromising opposition to same-sex marriages in a newspaper interview published today as a Catholic meeting on the family began in Spain, where such unions are legal. "There are not several models (for marriage), there is only one, which comes from God and is irreplaceable," the Colombian Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, organiser of the fifth Catholic World Meeting of Families, said. "Marriage is not a project of parliament or institutions, which are here today and gone tomorrow," said Mr Trujillo, who is also president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council...
  • Laws That Can't Be Overturned

    06/03/2006 3:29:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 1,238+ views
    Off The Record ^ | June 2006 | Diogenes
    Surprise! Massachusetts is not the most liberal state in the US, according to a survey done Actually the Boston Herald story never does tell us who did the survey. But the story does drop an important hint, after quoting one state legislator who wonders aloud how a state that recognizes same-sex marriage can fail to be America's most liberal. Therein lies the point of the study, said Jason Cianciotto of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, one of three liberal advocacy groups that compiled the rankings. [Emphasis Added] “It shows there needs to be an intersection among human...
  • Woman raised in homosexual household speaks against same-sex marriage

    08/26/2005 11:55:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies · 2,221+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 26, 2005
    Ottawa, Aug. 26, 2005 (CNA) - A Canadian woman who grew up in a homosexual household in Toronto in the 60s and 70s says same-sex marriage does not respect or protect the rights and best interests of children. Dawn Stefanowicz said as a child she was at high risk of exposure to contagious STDs due to sexual molestation, her father's high-risk sexual behaviors, and multiple partners. She shared her personal story and her position on same-sex marriage in a statement at a pro-family rally in Ottawa on Parliament Hill in April.Her father, who was molested by older males as a...
  • Church to restrict baptism of gay couples' children (Catholic Church in Canada)

    07/15/2005 9:22:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 97 replies · 1,895+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | July 15, 2005 | Tim Naumetz
    The Catholic church will not baptize the child of a same-sex couple if both parents want to sign the certificate of baptism, the Conference of Catholic Bishops said yesterday.The church's position emerged after independent Senator Marcel Prud'homme took issue with testimony from Marc Cardinal Ouellet on Wednesday at Senate committee hearings into the same-sex marriage bill.Cardinal Ouellet, who explained Roman Catholic opposition to the legislation is based partly on church doctrine against homosexual acts, said the Civil Marriage Act will present a range of difficult issues other than the question of marriage solemnization if the bill becomes law, as expected...
  • Gay rights activists reassess strategy after setbacks

    12/10/2004 10:03:08 AM PST · by NYer · 27 replies · 838+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | December 10, 2004 | Will Lester
    WASHINGTON (AP) _ The ritual was replayed from Boston to San Francisco: Exuberant gay couples sharing marriage vows and slices of wedding cake. After decades of seeking the same basic rights as most Americans, gay activists celebrated a long-sought achievement as the highest court in Massachusetts ruled that same-sex marriage was legal. In San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom performed gay marriages even though he had no similer0aourt affirmation. Gays thought barriers were finally crumbling. Then came the elections. Outraged by these images of gay couples, conservatives clamored for laws not only banning gay marriage but in some states for prohibiting...
  • Conservatives Use Gay Union as Rallying Cry

    02/07/2004 8:36:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 215+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 8, 2004 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Last spring, the Rev. Donald E. Wildmon of Tupelo, Miss., decided to hold a summit meeting of the Christian conservative movement. Mr. Wildmon felt the movement was losing the culture war, he recalled in an interview on Friday. Since plunging into political activism nearly 30 years ago, Christian conservatives had helped Republicans take control of Washington but did not have enough to show for it, Mr. Wildmon said. At the same time, the election of Republican politicians had drained some of the motivation out of its grass-roots constituents. So Mr. Wildmon, founder of the American Family Association and a crusader...

    11/20/2003 3:20:54 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 110+ views
    Pravda ^ | November 19, 2003
    A Holy gay has quarreled two peaceful churches - 11/19/2003 16:17 "The Church may not approve perversions of the human nature, which was created by God himself", says the document from the external relations department of the Moscow Patriarchate. Russian Orthodox Church voiced this rough reaction in response consecration of an open homosexual Gene Robinson as Episcopal Bishop.  This topic has been long discussed in the religious circles, and found both opponents and proponents. The head of the Anglican (Episcopal) Church of the USA, Presiding Bishop Episcope Frank Griswold said the discussion of homosexuality will not lead to a split...
  • Senator Bruno: No gay marriage bill in New York

    11/19/2003 12:52:15 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 124+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | November 19, 2003
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The Republican leader of New York's state Senate said Wednesday he is opposed to allowing homosexuals to legally marry in New York and has no plans to have his chamber approve such legislation. ``That's not on our agenda at all ... We're not focused on that,'' Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno told Albany's WROW-AM radio. ``I don't believe people of the same sex need or ought to be legalized in marriage,'' Bruno added. The Bruno opposition effectively sounds the death knell for such legislation in the immediate future. In New York, which has a strong leader...
  • B.C. court OK's gay marriage - first gay couple legally married in British Columbia

    07/09/2003 5:01:32 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 32 replies · 2,217+ views
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | July 9, 2003
    Wednesday, July 9, 2003 B.C. court OK's gay marriageLifts moratoriumBy CP VANCOUVER -- Tom Graff choked on tears yesterday as he vowed to love and cherish Antony Porcino, his partner of 11 years, "as long as we both shall live." The pair became the first gay couple to legally wed in British Columbia, barely an hour after the province's Court of Appeal lifted a one-year moratorium on same-sex marriages yesterday. WAITS ON FEDS The Appeal Court had earlier ruled in favour of same-sex marriages but imposed a ban until next July to permit the federal government to draft a new law...