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England's Anti-Gay Catholic Leaders Need To Lay Off The Sci-Fi

Longley

There's some more dystopian doom and gloom about marriage equality coming from the Catholic Church in England. Days after Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols called conservative plans to legalize same-sex nuptials an "Orwellian plot," Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham Bernard Longley is claiming that men marrying men and women marrying women will lead to unforeseen consequences because children of the future won't have both a mom and a dad because the nuclear family will be obsolete and forgotten. Or something.

"Government policy cannot foresee the full consequences, for the children involved or for wider society, of being brought up by two mothers without a father's influence or by two fathers without a mother's influence," he says in a letter to be read during Feast of the Holy Family services across Birmingham tomorrow.

"We first learn about diversity and acquire a respect for difference through the complementarity of our parents," says the stressed out Archbishop, according to The Telegraph. "The complementary love of father and mother is a precious gift that we should wish for every child."

Because in Longley and company's vision of the future, gay marriage has become the norm and straight people are no longer raising children and up is down and black is white and aliens are running the world's governments. It's even crazier and more nightmarish than anything Orwell could dream up and, like Orwell's work, complete fiction.

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  1. "The complementary love of father and mother is a precious gift that we should wish for every child."

    That would be why the Catholic Church in Spain spent so many decades selling (supposedly deceased) infants of young single mothers to childless couples.

    The Catholic Church: so sure of what happened 2000 years ago, so forgetful of what it's been up to last week.

    Posted by: MikeW | Dec 29, 2012 1:33:01 PM


  2. Pernicious hypocrite = catholic priest. Give me reason not religion.

    Posted by: Lifesart | Dec 29, 2012 1:45:47 PM


  3. I would have been far better off without my abuser father. How stupid to think that everything is perfect because a man and woman remain married.

    Posted by: Phil | Dec 29, 2012 1:48:28 PM


  4. ...and the next thing you know grown men will be wearing fuchsia gowns with matching hats and gigantic costume jewelry. RUN!

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Dec 29, 2012 1:56:32 PM


  5. Dear Bernard Longley:

    a) Tell that to Zach Wahls.

    b) Take off that neon pink housedress.

    Posted by: JOE 2 | Dec 29, 2012 1:58:44 PM


  6. "Govt can't foresee the consequences......"

    NO, but we can all see the consequences of little kids being brought up in dysfunctional deprived homes, where the churches should be devoting their nosey interest and should be denouncing cutbacks in assistance.
    Instead the churches are still obsessed with sex, and with homo-sex in particular.
    The overriding interest of these churches is not the welfare of single sex families; they have no interest in families, hence their ignoring poverty damaged families.
    The churches are just obsessed with the same hang up over and over- homosexuals and what they do.
    This is not really surprising from a bunch of frightened repressed wankers. We only catch their true cowardice when we find them out child molesting and sexually abusing minors.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 29, 2012 2:07:47 PM


  7. PS :
    That is one scarey photo.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 29, 2012 2:09:45 PM


  8. When same gender marriage/relationships become accepted/commonplace/legal, it facilitates a more relaxed attitude about sex. Using fear, guilt and shame about sex is the most powerful tool the Catholic Church has in their arsenal to control their followers --well, that and the threat of burning in hell for all of eternity. When all these tools are rendered ineffective, so goes their power to control people and keep then handing over their $$$.

    Posted by: castaway | Dec 29, 2012 2:20:37 PM


  9. The Catholic Church has little political influence in England, so this is mostly sour grapes I suppose. Their policy has been for Catholic families to be as large as possible to increase the number of Catholics as quickly as possible. SSM would be a setback on that score, but it's unlikely that these couples would be Catholic anyway. It's also not clear from their statement how they have a solution. From their argument about children, they would seem to be fine if the gay couples were barred from having or adopting kids. However, I really doubt they would support gay marriage even with that stipulation, so their argument is a complete time waster.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 29, 2012 2:35:11 PM


  10. A white-haired, puffy-faced, celebate fat man in a fuscia gown with matching hat, a Catholic, espousing presumed rules of private comportment and Universal law has nothing to say to me.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Dec 29, 2012 2:36:25 PM


  11. For the millionth time, the Catholic church violently objects to gay marriage by going on and on about same sex parenting, which is a totally different issue and has been legal for a very long time. And he makes it seem like foreseeing the consequences of same sex parenting is an impossibility, like predicting next week's mega lottery numbers. Actually, it's quite easy since we've had it for decades. Just look around you and you'll see that life goes on exactly as before for the broader population, and of course much improved for those directly involved.

    Posted by: Brian | Dec 29, 2012 2:43:12 PM


  12. For the millionth time, the Catholic church violently objects to gay marriage by going on and on about same sex parenting, which is a totally different issue and has been legal for a very long time. And he makes it seem like foreseeing the consequences of same sex parenting is an impossibility, like predicting next week's mega lottery numbers. Actually, it's quite easy since we've had it for decades. Just look around you and you'll see that life goes on exactly as before for the broader population, and of course much improved for those directly involved.

    Posted by: Brian | Dec 29, 2012 2:44:00 PM


  13. "Complementarianism" is just a nicer word for patriarchy btw.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 29, 2012 2:44:19 PM


  14. As a Gay man, I think obscene amounts of money have been wasted trying to fight for/against obtaining the "word" marriage. Money that could have served the starving, homeless and jobless.

    I don't need the word "marriage" it is for the religious. Nor do I NEED my commitment services to be sanctioned in a church. Many churches have slowly declined into condemning, discriminating, and crucifying institutions. I would not seek love and compassion there, nor want my commitment of love to be blessed by those who denied my existence.

    There are so many faiths who are trusting in God's plan for creating Gay people. I will support them with my money and my life.

    W.hat one sows, so shall they reap

    Posted by: GaybyGod | Dec 29, 2012 2:49:35 PM


  15. See the little girl in the light gray sweater? See the look on her face? I'm thinking exactly what she's thinking about this guy: Are you for real?

    A man who isn't married, isn't a father. A man who believes there was an Adam and an Eve in a garden with a talking snake. A man who believes Jonah lived in a whale's belly for three days. A man who is part of an organization that covered up the greatest and most invasive sexual molestation ring in the world. A man who dresses like a recently divorced septuagenarian from Miami. A man who works for an organization that has so much dysfunctional hatred in it's recent message.

    And they wonder why no one really listens.

    Congratulations, Catholic Church. You have met the enemy and it is you.

    Posted by: Bart | Dec 29, 2012 2:49:38 PM


  16. Isn't all single parenting "same sex parenting" ?
    So what's eating Gilbert Grape in the pic. above ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 29, 2012 2:49:41 PM


  17. MikeW; You are totally right, and the last cases are for the end of the 80's beginning of the 90's, practically yesterday.
    And they did it, totally for money, lying to the mothers and to the adoptive families.
    They have no shame

    Posted by: jjose712 | Dec 29, 2012 2:50:31 PM


  18. OMG! It's Tinky Winky!

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Dec 29, 2012 2:53:26 PM


  19. So basically, the Catholic Church is passing off fables as reality and lies as truth.

    There's an Orwellian plot going on all right, but with Big Brother replaced by the Vatican.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Dec 29, 2012 2:55:36 PM


  20. Papist Swine!

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Dec 29, 2012 3:01:33 PM


  21. he is holding that cross in front of him like he is trying to scare off vampires. a man in apurple dress with matching hat how much more of a drag queen can you be.i thought england only had one queen see how wrong you can be

    Posted by: walter | Dec 29, 2012 3:14:52 PM


  22. This from a guy in a purple dress. Get a grip RCC.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Dec 29, 2012 3:19:05 PM


  23. Gay Pride Marchers should incorporate those purple dresses in our future parades.

    Posted by: MalaysianHo | Dec 29, 2012 4:18:55 PM


  24. BART - that was brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. Thank you.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Dec 29, 2012 6:15:31 PM


  25. First of all, this is udder idiocy. But I suppose I might be more inclined to listen to this fool's message were it not coming from an organization dedicated to the protection of child predators. The Catholic church has lost the high road on the "save the children" message.

    Posted by: Johnathon Abrielle | Dec 29, 2012 8:04:06 PM


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