Washington’s Catholic Bishops Promote the Lie That the Freedom to Marry Law Confers No New Legal Rights

By: Sunday October 7, 2012 1:00 pm

“Registered domestic partners in Washington State already have legal equality with married couples, and they possess all the legal rights and benefits of marriage.” This is the outright lie being promoted by the Roman Catholic bishops of Washington state and Preserve Marriage Washington, opponents of Referendum 74.

 

Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain Drops the Pretense, Calls for Special Rights for Heterosexuals

By: Friday March 9, 2012 6:00 am

Opponents of lifting bans on access to civil marriage licenses for same-sex couples frequently claim that lifting those bans somehow amounts to “special rights” for same-sex couples.

Childrens Crusade and Food Truck Catering Service

By: Tuesday February 7, 2012 6:20 am

The Catholic Church is very unhappy that the Obama Administration is going to shove birth control down their throat by making them provide contraception benefits in their health plans for their employees, most of whom are already using it and then conveniently forgetting to mention it in confession. And when the Catholic Church gets fighting mad they turn to rageaholic Bill Donohue of the Catholic League.

Someone Has a Golden Plank in His Eye

By: Monday December 26, 2011 8:00 am

During the Christmas mass, the Pope urged the faithful to see through the superficial glitter of the season. At the same time, he wants to continue the Roman Catholic Church’s anti-gay pogrom, but you wouldn’t expect him to sell a ring or a scepter to pay for the discredited ex-gay “therapy”, the ballot attacks on marriage equality and the forthcoming anti-choice and anti-equality campaign dressed up in a cloak of “religious liberty”, now would you?

Catholic Church Making Deal with the Devil to Stop Marriage Equality in Minnesota?

By: Monday October 31, 2011 6:15 am

Minnesota Archbishop Nienstedt directed Catholic priests to help organize political efforts to pass a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Now it appears the Church has formed an alliance with both the National Organization of Marriage and the Minnesota Family Council, a group known for its dishonest, hateful scare tactics against gays.

Late Night FDL: Religions Do the Right Thing in Alabama. And then There’s Michele Bachmann’s Faith

By: Tuesday August 2, 2011 8:00 pm

Gods bless the churches in Alabama where leaders of Episcopal, Methodist and Roman Catholic churches, representing 338,000 Alabama residents, filed suit Monday to block enforcement of the state’s new immigration law, claiming it prevents free exercise of religion. The Southern Poverty Law Center has also filed a suit opposing the law.

Will Obama Sacrifice His Catholic Supporters to Get a Debt Ceiling Deal with the GOP?

By: Saturday July 9, 2011 9:00 am

As Obama buys into the deficit hysteria of the GOP, he is endangering not only the social safety net on which millions depend, but also his own particular job. One aspect of the 2012 election calculus that I don’t think Team Obama realizes is that a deal like this will throw away any hope he has of holding onto the Catholic voters that supported him in 2008.

In states like Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri, Ohio, and Florida, Catholics are a sizable chunk of the electorate, and Obama cannot afford to alienate them. If he caves to the GOP on the debt ceiling negotiations and sacrifices Social Security and Medicare to protect the tax gimmicks so beloved by the MOTUs and banksters, these voters will not be happy.

Just let those states sink in: Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri, Ohio, and Florida. Obama’s not going to win them without significant Catholic support, and cutting the social safety net is NOT going to help get those votes.

Bishops vs Catholic Healthcare West, and Why We All Should Worry

By: Wednesday December 22, 2010 7:15 pm

Another Roman Catholic bishop — Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix — has revoked the right of a hospital to call itself Catholic over a dispute as to whether a life-saving procedure that results in the end of a pregnancy can ever be acceptable.

Thankfully, the professionals of St. Joseph’s Hospital stood up to the bishop. But this won’t be the last time a hospital is threatened by the hierarchy of the Catholic church, and that should worry everyone, regardless of your beliefs.

Who’s Who and What’s Up with the Manhattan Declaration

By: Saturday November 21, 2009 9:00 am

The signers of the Manhattan Declaration are an interesting bunch. Whether they are Roman Catholics, evangelicals, or Anglicans, they share a strong bent for purity, both inside and outside the church. We’re going to be hearing from them for a while.

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