1. says

    “Objective truth” — I find it strange that a group that bases its entire world view on subjective interpretations of subjective phenomena (i.e., religious experience) is so fond of that phrase.

    Excuse me, Mr. Archbishop? I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

  2. Hey Darlin' says

    We can look at Russia and see the attempted manipulation of it’s citizens with anti-gay bigotry, but it is also happening at home.

  3. says

    *yawn* Yes, yes, a demon is making me lust for d*ck, blah, blah, blah…

    At least I have an excuse for f*ck*ng men – what’s your excuse for molesting little boys or turning a blind eye to it?

  4. Geoff says

    Anyone who believes in a creature with horns, a pitch-fork and long barbed tail is mentally-ill. Period. The children!!!

  5. HadenoughBS says

    Ah, yes, the good ol’ days of the Dark Ages still ring true for Papist Archbishop Nienstedt and his Father of Lies theory on the evils of homosexuality. I know we can be a horny bunch but, jeez, man, seeing us all as Satan is a bit much.

  6. BobN says

    They should take some of those quotation marks they use around the word gay and stick them around “objective truth”.

  7. AdamK says

    After babbling on and on about his crap cherry-picked statistics and insisting that children have to be raised by their biological parents, he prays to the “holy family” as a role model. But Joseph wasn’t Jesus’s biological father, according to their own myth. So where does that leave his appeal to “reason” and “common sense”? What a fool.

  8. Mary says

    AdamK, it is true that Joseph was not Jesus’s biological Father. But then Jesus, being the only human being who was both human and divine (according to Christian theology) was unique. His circumstances were unique because both he and his mission were unique. He was also single and childless for just this reason. By pointing out the unique circumstances surrounding Jesus’s life you are not catching Christians in any hypocrisy or inconsistency.

  9. Leroy Laflamme says

    Is the Church not aware that sodomy is a hugely popular heterosexual activity – probably now more than ever before, & especially among the younger generation? Surely there are statistics? The Father of Lies has been verrrry busy ‘threatening the stability of our generation’.

  10. Gregory In Seattle says

    Gee, a high ranking, allegedly celibate and presumed pedophile protecting member of the Roman Catholic clergy denounces gays. Imagine my surprise.

  11. Rob says

    Hmmmm. Sir, is Satan also behind the systemic raping of little children by your institutions employees, who you protect.

  12. Ernest1960 says

    Well, then, Satan conducted a very nice, albeit brief ceremony for me and my husband last January. We couldn’t be happier with him.

  13. Mary says

    I really don’t understand the obsession that Towleroaders have with denying tax exemption to churches. Gay rights in general, and especially gay marriage, is continuing to gain support. Why not just leave churches alone? There is nothing they can do to stop gay rights from advancing. The extra money the government gets from taxing churches will not benefit gays in any way. But removing tax exemption will create millions of enemies for the LGBT community. Don’t you have enough problems to deal with?

  14. George Deeming says

    When the Roman catholic church or indeed any church insists on meddling in secular or political affairs and things that have nothing to do with their institutions then they should be taxed and penalized with the full extent of the law for falsehoods, lies, deliberate distortions, partial truths, calumny, bigotry & deliberate misrepresentation of facts in order to persecute & incite violence from their church members towards GLBT peoples. MARRIAGE is a CIVIL right and churches need have nothing to do with it.

  15. Rev. Dave L. says

    Unfortunately while these individuals may have good intentions let us remember that the road to Hell is paved with such ‘good intentions’! Family IS an evolving concept not written in stone and what the archbishop fails to consider is what may be a different but more ideal situation than merely the traditional constructs of marriage.What would be better? an abusive ‘nuclear’ heterosexual family situation or a loving homosexual family environment..the answer is the latter.People are people,gays love equally as strong as heterosexuals.Sadly many narrow minded people of faith think all we are capable of is lust.A case in point when the love of my life dumped me I was devestated the pain was unbareable.My mother said to me at one point ”Why are you upset.Snap out of it afterall,it’s not like gay people can really love”.Though she has grown a bit since then I never forgot that.Religion must adapt if it to survive,the best way is to put mercy ahead of dogma,to understand ,to accept and maybe put into real action the words that Christ said instead of letting fear and ignorance and rules changed little in 1500 years to inhibit the light of reason to shine in.Religion is a tool to connect with God,not a club to beat one’s fellow man with.Those that do so,well,I would not want to be in their shoes.