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Catholic League's Donohue: Church 'Will Never' Endorse Gay Marriage

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 05:59 PM
By Bill Hoffmann
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The remarks Pope Francis made about accepting gays this week should not be seen as a liberalization of Roman Catholic Church values, according to Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

"In terms of substance, there's nothing startling about it … The Catholic Church has always taught that homosexuals and heterosexuals are equal in the eyes of God and in the eyes of the Catholic Church," Donohue told David Nelson, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newmax TV.

"They possess equal human dignity and it is wrong to bash people whether they're gay or straight."

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On Monday, Francis jolted reporters when he said of homosexuals, "If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them? … They shouldn’t be marginalized."

Donohue said both gays and straights run into problems with the church’s teachings when it comes to their sexual practices.

“The Catholic Church has always taught that one's sexual orientation is morally irrelevant. Now, if you're straight and you're having an adulterous affair, that's a problem. If you're a homosexual and you're sexually active, that's a problem," he said.

"But the status of being a homosexual or the status of being heterosexual is basically a nonstarter. It means nothing."

Donohue said the Catholic Church will never endorse same-sex marriage, despite it gaining acceptance in a number of states.

"That will never happen . . . There’s only two people in the history of the world who could ever create a family and that's one man and one woman. The purpose of marriage is procreation, period," he said.

"You can't name for me a single religion in the history of the world, any major religion, certainly, which has ever said that it's okay for two men to get married. This idea is one of the most bizarre ideas in history."

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Coop said...

Donohoe's statements have always irked me... I think he has some delusions about being in charge.

I won't repeat my feelings on the church recognizing my marriage. In short: it doesn't have to.

Richard said...

Donohue spends his off hours writing speeches for Rick Santorum. :)

JustinO'Shea said...

Does Ricky still have a job anywhere. . .?
No one is buying his speeches. even if that squeaky conservative is writing them.
I cannot imagine a self-respecting Catholic buying into his tripe. . . I'd say his is rancid christianity. . .. at best.
He and that Michele woman from MN, is it?, would make a strange team. LoL

Gary Kelly said...

For 12 years I was the carer for a bloke who is mentally challenged. When ever I questioned his reason for doing a certain thing a certain way, or behaving in a certain way, his answer was always the same, "I've always done it this way."

J said...

These characters are destroying the Republican Party, and they will destroy the Christian religions.

JustinO'Shea said...

Which characters?
You are the expert. . in piquing curiosity! Who? Qui?
Comment? ;-)

J said...

They are the Christian fundamentalists who put their "social issues" legislative agenda above the fiscal conservatism and small government philosophy that has been the core of Republican values for the past century, and they are the rigid, doctrinaire churchmen who champion every divisive interpretation of scripture over the message of forgiveness and acceptance in the Sermon on the Mount. Fortunately they are becoming irrelevant primitives to the majority of high minded people. Now if only the Muslim world will trend the same way.

JustinO'Shea said...

Good clear reply, J. Thanks. I like this. ;-)