Catholic Church in Argentina Launches Offensive Against Gay Marriage

Monday, July 12, 2010

The queer-hating Catholic Church in Argentina has stepped up its offensive against gay marriage in the South American nation. Using Sunday Mass to rally the faithful to protest before Congress on the eve of a decisive Senate vote.

Argentina, where 91 percent of the population says it is Catholic, could become the first nation in the region to pass a law legalizing marriage between same-sex couples if the Senate adopts the bill before it on Wednesday.

During Sunday Mass, church officials read a message from Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio in which he urged the faithful to protest Tuesday in front of Congress. The Bishops of La Pampa, a central province, published a document in which they defended a family model “with a mom and a dad, naturally endowed with the remarkable wealth of fertility.”

Not to be upstaged by the Catholics, the Mormons sent a letter Sunday in sacrament meetings throughout Argentina, reaffirming its doctrine of marriage being between a man and a woman.

In a single-paragraph letter dated July 6 and read Sunday to Argentine congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church’s First Presidency said the doctrine is “absolutely clear: that marriage is between a man and a woman and is ordained of God.”

No word yet if NOM’s Maggie Gallagher plans to travel to Buenos Aires to join the planned religious protests in front of the Congress building on Wednesday.

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16 Responses to Catholic Church in Argentina Launches Offensive Against Gay Marriage

  1. feminazi says:

    Wherever the Catholic church goes, trouble follows for gay and lesbian people. Clearly, the church sees gay and lesbians as less than human. How ironic coming from an organized religion who engage in a policy to hide pedophile priests from the devout and who has to pay out $1 billion in damages claims to victims.

  2. Tiny Dancer says:

    The Church of St. Peter only enjoys moral authority to people stuck in the 12th century.

    Fortunately, their numbers are shrinking each day.

  3. Big Hank says:

    When you think of all the groups who need help:

    – the elderly
    – the sick
    – victims of domestic violence
    – the disabled
    – refugees

    And the yet consistently, both the Mormons and the Catholics prefer to victimize gay people. Even gay people in Argentina!

  4. Joe in Colorado says:

    The Vatican’s hold on the flock has been weakening for decades. Donations are down, as is attendance. If one positive thing has come from the pedophile priest scandal it is this; many Catholics have lost faith in their Pope and their church.

  5. bradfrmphnx says:

    The only place Catholicism is growing is in 3rd world countries. And even there it has practically stalled. The Vatican has massive stores of wealth, but its influence over its flock are dwindling. Like sand through the hourglass, the days of the Vatican are counting down. I see a time in the future when the great hand of time will come slamming down on a religion that has persecuted its followers more than any other since the beginning of mankind. I don’t know of one single entity that has done more harm to man, while cloaking itself with the promise of eternal glory, than the Catholic religion.

  6. ZarathustraMike says:

    Hey Vatican…. your ‘moral authority’ went out the window when toy started diddling little boy’s asses! Now just STFU!

  7. Rachel says:

    Separation of “church and state” is al that protects us from the religious tyranny of organized religion. Just look at Islamic nations like Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen, as examples of what happens when clerics are in positions of government. The Founding Fathers got it right 240 years ago.

  8. ZarathustraMike says:

    Hey Poop…..Men who wear dresses shouldn’t throw stones……… And besides, aren’t at least half of all priests queers to begin with????

  9. Brigadoon says:

    Maggie Gallagher? Last time I saw her in a photo she was as big as a hog. In fact, she looked like a hog. If I were her, I would stay out of Argentina. They eat a lot of meat there and the Argentines might mistake her for dinner. Oink, oink.

  10. DMason says:

    The world would be a better place without organized religion. Honestly, organized religion is worse than crack cocaine and sniffing glue all rolled into one.

  11. RJ says:

    It’s about time the Vatican’s power waned throughout the world. Such an archaic institution is going to have a hard time in light of information exchange and the global community.

    We already see support for LGBT rights among American Catholics increasing. It won’t be much different in other nations outside of their Italian stronghold.

  12. Prairiedog says:

    Statistically speaking, 50% of opposite-sex marriages end in divorce by the 5th year. Not good odds.

    If the Catholics and Mormons were really concerned with the institution of marriage and its survival, they would concentrate on what causes men and women to part ways in such great numbers. And please don’t say it’s gay marriage.

  13. Walk on Socks says:

    Brigadoon,

    Hahahahahahahaha! ^5^! Good one.

  14. lea-lea says:

    I was raised Catholic but until they clean up the global pedophile priest problem, stop harassing gays, end discrimination against nuns, I refuse to set foot in another Catholic church.

    Let alone go to Mass.

  15. Conejo1982 says:

    Maggie Gallagher? Last time I saw her in a photo she was as big as a hog. In fact, she looked like a hog. If I were her, I would stay out of Argentina. They eat a lot of meat there and the Argentines might mistake her for dinner.

    Brigadoon, LOL! :-)

  16. Mets Fan says:

    Organized religion needs an enemy to rally their flock against.

    In the modern world, there’s no “Diablo” to serve this purpose so they use gays and lesbians and the threat gay marriage represents to them.

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