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Top Catholics And Evangelicals: Gay Marriage Worse Than Divorce

Divorce is something that is roundly condemned in the Bible, and depending on the level of conservativeness of one's place of worship, cohabitation - that is, lovers living together without being married; though sometimes even just opposite-sex individuals sharing an apartment counts, even if the two have no romantic connection - is just as taboo. So why is it that that gay marriage has church leaders worked into a froth that exceeds the other two by leaps and bounds? 

Because gay marriage is worse, of course.

6a00d8341c730253ef01761769e740970c-800wiThat's right, even though Jesus himself has literally nothing to say about same-sex marriage but explicitly says divorce is a no-no, nearly 50 high-level Catholic and evangelical leaders (including pastor Rick Warren and former NOM Head Maggie Gallagher) signed off on a 5000-word manifesto to be released in the March edition of conservative journal First Things that says,

[W]hat the state defines as marriage no longer embodies God’s purposes in creation. An easy acceptance of divorce damages marriage; widespread cohabitation devalues marriage. But so-called same-sex marriage is a graver threat, because what is now given the name of marriage in law is a parody of marriage.

Of course, no anti-gay screed is complete without mention of the good men and women who have lost their livelihoods for standing up for what is right:

[Some people] are already being censured and others have lost their jobs because of their public commitment to marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Of course, no one has lost their jobs because of their public commitment to heterosexual marriage; they have lost their jobs for refusing to abide by the laws of the land, which in most places now mandate recognition of civil gay marriages, which is a very different thing. But what does the truth matter? It's not like the bible has any mandate against lying, right? At least, not a mandate that's any more explicit and important than the nearly 20 passages about divorce?

Other than that one.


Anti-Gay Hate Leader Tony Perkins Attends Catholic Conference On 'Traditional Marriage' - VIDEO

Tony Perkins, the president of anti-gay listed hate group Family Research Council (FRC), is to take part in a Catholic church summit on “traditional marriage” this week, reports Right Wing Watch.

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The conference comes just weeks after a meeting of Catholic bishops failed to provide clarity on the church's stance on homosexuality.

Due to start today, the "Complementarity of Man and Woman” conference - hosted by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly known as the Inquisition - will include leaders from various other faiths including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism.

Organizers aim to "examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship between the man and the woman, in order to support and reinvigorate marriage and family life for the flourishing of human society.”

Although not listed as a speaker, Perkins plans to attend the conference in Rome and expects the Catholic Church to provide “clarity” to the confusion coming out of the recent synod in relation to same-sex marriage.

Ensuring that the U.S. "export of hate" continues, Southern Baptist Convention’s Russell Moore and pastor Rick Warren are also listed as conference attendees. 

Continuing the church’s Christian message of inclusiveness and love, the conference will also include Nicholas Okoh, the Anglican Archbishop of Nigeria who has strongly voiced support for the country's severe anti-gay law.

Despite claims by some that Francis is a reforming pope with a somewhat liberal agenda, he will nonetheless address the conference and preside over its first morning session today.

Watch an official trailer for the conference, which pointedly entirely fails to recognize the existence of same-sex marriage, AFTER THE JUMP...

Last June, speaking about the Colorado bakery that was repeatedly found to have discriminated against gay customers, offensive wingnut Perkins suggested that such cases are one step further down the road to the inevitable anti-Christian Holocaust.

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Anti-Gay American Evangelicals Depicted as the Hateful Cartoon Characters They Are: VIDEO

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Political cartoonist Mark Fiore calls out anti-gay hatemongers Bryan FischerScott Lively, Tony Perkins and Rick Warren for playing ignorant after encouraging Uganda to pass its horrendous law which penalizes LGBT people with life imprisonment. 

Fiore writes:

"Since Uganda's anti-gay law was signed recently, it's been amusing (and maddening) to watch various religious right characters scurry for cover. When nobody was watching, the holier-than-thou set have been visiting Uganda preaching their extreme anti-gay views. Now that people are appalled at Uganda's life-in-prison-for-homosexuals law, the "evangelical" right-wing preachers are laying low or rewriting history."

And if you enjoy this video, you'll love Fiore's takes on Arizona’s discrimination licenseRepublicans love gay marriage and straights who have been injured by gay marriage.

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Rick Warren Blasts Concept of Tolerance, Claims Gay Marriage is Orwellian 'Doublespeak' - VIDEO

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On Piers Morgan's CNN show last night, megachurch pastor Rick Warren was again asked about his thoughts on same-sex marriage. In the ensuing discussion, Warren spoke out against tolerance, saying the concept "has been changed to mean all ideas are equally valid." 

Warren also shared his thoughts on the dystopian underpinnings behind 'redefining' marriage:

"I think historically, around the world, the vast majority of people would say marriage means one man and one woman in a commitment. Don't take a term and make it something different. Orwell talked about doublespeak, where words mean the exact opposite of what they used to mean."

Towards the end of the clip, when asked by Morgan if he could envision a time in the future where he and other Christians support full equality for LGBT citizens, Warren shot down the idea with the following answer that led to scattered applause in the audience:

"I cannot see that happening in my life. I fear the disapproval of God more than I fear your disapproval or the disapproval of society."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via The New Civil Rights Movement]

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Chelsea Clinton Grills Rick Warren on Same-Sex Marriage: VIDEO

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Marriage equality advocate Chelsea Clinton interviewed Pastor Rick Warren on Rock Center last night.

Warren accused Clinton of pursuing a "hidden agenda" when she asked Warren if there's a difference between being able to accept someone's right to marry whomever they choose to, and whether or not he would approve of their choice.

Responds Warren: "What do you expect a Christian pastor to answer? I don't believe the Bible anymore?...Gay marriage might become the rule someday. That doesn't mean it's right."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rick Warren Compares Homosexuality to Arsenic - 'Not Everything Natural is Good for Me': VIDEO

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Megachurch pastor Rick Warren appeared on Piers Morgan's CNN show last night where he was asked about his attitude toward homosexuality, which he compared to an urge like wanting to punch somebody in the face.

Also, poison:

Here’s what we know about life. I have all kinds of natural feelings in my life and it doesn’t necessarily mean that I should act on every feeling. Sometimes I get angry and I feel like punching a guy in the nose. It doesn’t mean I act on it. Sometimes I feel attracted to women who are not my wife. I don’t act on it. Just because I have a feeling doesn’t make it right. Not everything natural is good for me. Arsenic is natural.

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