Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

How expected that the day before the Con Con the 4 male Massachusetts Catholic Bishops send a letter to the State Legislators:

The bishops say that by sanctioning same-sex weddings, the state has taken away the rights of children by "redefining marriage in a way that is indifferent to the absence of mother or father." The letter asks that lawmakers approve the proposed ban so that Massachusetts voters can decide the issue in November 2008.

"Marriage is a fundamental social institution," the letter says. "Its definition and meaning are critical concerns for all in society. Because it involves issues of utmost social importance, extending far beyond questions strictly legal, the marriage debate should not be reserved only to lawyers and lawmakers. Every citizen has a stake in the outcome, because every citizen has a stake in the well-being of the family."


So once again, these men, who do not pay taxes like other businessmen (let's be real, the Church is a business) want a say in how the government is run.

I love the fact that they claim that "The State is taking away the rights of children" because of a law (and is false) when the Catholic Church actually aided and abetted the sexual abuse of children. Their continued actions ripped the innocence from THOUSANDS children through sexual abuse.

I don't ever recall the 4 Massachusetts Bishops ever sending a letter to the Massachusetts legislators apologizing for the HUGE child abuse scandal nor a letter to the people of Massachusetts for that matter.

Finally, how do the people, who for years attended their neighbor church only to find that the Bishops closed them down and sold them off, feel about the Massachusetts Bishops telling the legislators to let the people vote on a topic that has nothing to do with them, while the church goers were ripped from their home and beloved parishes with no say whatsoever?

7 comments:

Mass Marrier said...

Just so, Bud. Thanks for the insights.

I remain stunned that VOM and the church politicians want to legislate religion into our civil contract statutes. We managed quite well for nearly 400 years from colonial times without that. As for hypocrisy, they want to interject their church into everyone's business, but would scream if they were taxed or even forbidden from blatant discrimination they are allowed in employment.

Anonymous said...

Don't ever forget it's the Republican party pushing this. From Citizens for Limited Taxation to MassRessistance, the state's major hate groups have one thing in common: they're ALL proud Republicans.

Sharoney said...

The bishops say that by sanctioning same-sex weddings, the state has taken away the rights of children by "redefining marriage in a way that is indifferent to the absence of mother or father."

This from an institution that is willing to grant annullments to couples with children who have been married for decades (especially if they make a hefty donation to the Diocese), and which does not enforce its own canon law against couples who get a civil divorce.

More hypocrisy.

aj said...

GOOD LUCK tomorrow Boston!! I'm with ya! I'll be working in RI so I can't make it...I've sent a ton of emails! LOVE and DIGNITY are on our side!
Best
AJ

Scott said...

Bottom line...the church sucks and they are only interested in staying in power to promote their hate while filling their bank accounts at the expense of normal loving people who believe in a high power.

A Gay Repub said...

>>major hate groups have one thing in common: they're ALL proud Republicans.<<

They're all Republicans.

But not all Republicans are hate groups.

i.e...All Fruits have seeds. Not everything with a seed is a fruit.

bostonph said...

But not all Republicans are hate groups.

Yes, a lot of credit and thanks must be given to the brave Repubs who are now being vilified as RINOs over on RMG:

http://redmassgroup.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=330

That said, as long you keep letting hacks like Peter Porcupine, EaBo Clipper, and the Margoolis brothers be your Web presence and as long as you keep refusing to distance yourself from MassResistance and MFI, the Mass GOP is going to be seen as the party of homophobia.