Washington DC Archbishop Enters Antigay Marriage Debate

Friday, September 4, 2009

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The Catholic church is up to it’s old queer-hating tricks again. This time, Washington DC Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl has increased the church’s involvement in opposition to marriage equality in the nation’s capital.

Wuerl addressed 300 Catholic priests in the area, reminding them in a letter about the church’s antigay marriage stance. He also gave interviews to several news sources to further vocalize the church’s view in the debate.

Wuerl has joined forces with Baptists, mainly African-American preachers, in pressuring D.C. officials to allow public voting on the legalization of same-sex marriage.

David A. Catania, the openly gay city council member who introduced the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in D.C. this fall, is undaunted by the Catholic Church’s participation in the debate:

“We have a long tradition in this city of evolving toward equality and a better, more expansive view of human rights, and in 2009 this includes marriage equality for same-sex couples. I respect the bishop for his view…but we live in a representative democracy where there is a separation of church and state. We do not live in a theocracy.”

Wuerl’s involvement in the debate began the same day that eight opponents of marriage equality approached the D.C. Board of Elections & Ethics to hold an initiative in 2010 defining marriage as being between a man and a woman. The initiative states that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in the District of Columbia.”

Recently, the viciously homophobic Catholic Church has successfully joined with the Mormons to help repeal gay marriage equality in California and is the driving force to repeal gay marriage equality in Maine.

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4 Responses to Washington DC Archbishop Enters Antigay Marriage Debate

  1. Estacada says:

    As long as organized religion enjoys the financial benefits of tax exemption, they will be free to engage in political and social activities.

    Why? Because they can and their Bible makes them infallible.

  2. lea-lea says:

    I love your “Blow Me” Jesus fish. A classic!

    It’s very worrisome to me to see the over-bearing role organized religion has on social and human rights issues like gay marriage.

    The irony isn’t lost on me either that the Catholic church attempted to cover-up a global child sex abuse network lasting decades and targeting hundreds, possibly thousands of underage teen boys.

    Archbishop Wuerl needs to STFU before he gets a fist in his face.

  3. bradfrmphnx says:

    There are approximately 68 million Roman Catholics in the United States.

    Six Supreme Court Justices are Catholics. Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Roberts, Alito, and Sotomayor.

    The Catholic Church has 625 hospitals with a combined revenue of $30,000,000,000.00. Yes, that’s 30 billion dollars. Which coincedentally makes it the largest non-profit group in the United States.

    That’s a lot of brain washed people, with a lot of money, with the court on their side, making decisions for us.

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