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Cardinal: Same-sex marriage is just as immoral as slavery

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Supporters of gay marriage reacted with dismay yesterday after Britain's most senior Roman Catholic clergyman said plans to allow same-sex marriages were as morally questionable as reintroducing slavery.
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Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the head of Catholics in Scotland, described gay marriage as a "grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right" and said the Government's plan to reform marriage laws was "madness".
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In a stinging response to the Government's assurances that no church would be compelled to conduct gay marriages, he wrote: "No government has the moral authority to dismantle the universally understood meaning of marriage.
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"Imagine for a moment that the Government had decided to legalise slavery but assured us that 'no one will be forced to keep a slave'. Would such worthless assurances calm our fury? Would they justify dismantling a fundamental human right? Or would they simply amount to weasel words masking a great wrong?" The strength of the Cardinal's intervention caused outrage among gay-rights activists and supporters of same-sex marriages.
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Ben Summerskill, from the gay-rights campaign group Stonewall, described the Cardinal's language as "insensitive beyond words".
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"The increasingly shrill tone of what Cardinal Keith O'Brien is saying suggests that he believes he is losing the argument," he told The Independent. "I'm surprised that the Cardinal is now portraying himself as being in the vanguard of protecting children. There are hundreds of thousands of children who were abused by his church, a fact that was hidden for decades by institutional cover-up. And now he feels it necessary to rush to 'protect' the small number of children who might grow up with lesbian and gay parents in long-term, stable and loving relationships."
Margot James, the first openly lesbian Conservative MP, accused Cardinal O'Brien of "scaremongering" and using "apocalyptic language". She told The Andrew Marr Show: "It is a completely unacceptable way for a prelate to talk. The Government is not trying to force Catholic churches to perform gay marriages at all. It is a purely civil matter."
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Later this month, the Government will launch its public consultation on gay marriage. Cardinal O'Brien's statement was published in The Sunday Telegraph.

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  • Heathen 2012/03/05 04:29:23
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    Heathen
    +8
    This is why the separation of church and state matters big time....

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  • Random 2012/09/13 14:17:43
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    Random
    Yeah, no. If you're going to compare two things, they have to, you know, actually have something in common. Douches.
    Until the Catholic Church cleans up it's house, they should be banned from speaking about anything to do with morality.
    All that Removeth the log from thine own eye and stuff.
  • Clay Slayer 2012/05/02 13:37:27
    Religious organizations Rather Confuse the Sheep with screaming Gay marriage ...
    Clay Slayer
    What is needed is a reverse Inquisition.. you know, hunt down all the Leaders of the Catholic church and do unto them........
  • reaper 2012/05/02 03:34:04
    the Bible not only says that slavery is A-OK, beating your slaves is as well!...
    reaper
  • aherbert 2012/05/02 02:48:34
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    aherbert
  • Morgan 2012/05/02 02:46:35 (edited)
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    Morgan
    +1
    I'm sorry they're related...how?
  • BlytheSpirit~bn0 2012/03/30 05:48:16
    the Bible not only says that slavery is A-OK, beating your slaves is as well!...
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +2
    Seems to me that the Catholic Church is as immoral as slavery.
  • Ozymandias 2012/03/30 01:59:10
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Ozymandias 2012/03/30 02:08:31
  • Massaro1150 2012/03/30 01:01:07
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    Massaro1150
    +1
    Wow u opened up a can of worms.I don't think the church has a choice in it's stance. Once a law is put into effect it pretty much stays one--they don't bend much. It's like it stood still in time-Slavery was what happened then and most of the slaves were not from Africa-they were bought and sold at markets--Jesus Christ did not come to change how man lived those days, he came to change views of who God was and took a following for teaching purposes. But nothing has caught up to modern day man--I don't think that will change any time soon.
  • Rubyking 2012/03/30 00:34:22
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    Rubyking
    teehee
  • Tim 2012/03/29 23:32:30
    Religious organizations Rather Confuse the Sheep with screaming Gay marriage ...
    Tim
    +1
    What can you expect of someone with no practical experience of the real world. The man is a moron, ignore his rantings.
  • Pat 2012/03/29 23:30:54
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    Pat
    And this is why I am now agnostic.
  • Yoko 2012/03/19 10:40:55
    Religious organizations Rather Confuse the Sheep with screaming Gay marriage ...
    Yoko
    +2
    - America, WTF! Your the only non-third world county that hasn't legalized same sex marriage -

    - If marriage was a christian sanction, than only christians would be able to marry -

    Blessings to all and,
    May all be well with you ^_^
  • BlytheS... Yoko 2012/03/30 05:50:46
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +1
    Blessings to you as well, Eivah for those wise words.
  • Yoko BlytheS... 2012/03/30 06:34:33
    Yoko
    +1
    thank you ^_^ i do try ^_^
  • Heat Her 2012/03/06 16:33:33
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    Heat Her
    +1
    "plans to allow same-sex marriages were as morally questionable as reintroducing slavery"
    Yet I heard there are talks about re-opening the witch hunts in Africa
  • Clay Sl... Heat Her 2012/05/02 13:44:22
    Clay Slayer
    As you speak, Child witches are being hunted down and Killed In Africa, by the "Good Christians"
  • Heat Her Clay Sl... 2012/05/03 12:47:58
    Heat Her
    Sickening isn't it?
  • wolfshadow 2012/03/06 05:07:11 (edited)
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    wolfshadow
    +2
    Just because he has to stop having sex with boys doesn't mean the rest of us should give it up!

    Oh yeah.... message for the idiot...


  • Metaldane 2012/03/05 23:06:40
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    Metaldane
    +4
    Yea I'll take the churches opinion on whats evil when they stop raping kids and apologize for everything they've done to every group they've ever come in contact with like thats gonna happen
  • Heathen Metaldane 2012/03/06 05:11:15
    Heathen
    Nothing the church does is wrong silly boy!
    funny pope picture
  • Metaldane Heathen 2012/03/06 14:49:28
    Metaldane
    before he was just creepy looking now he scares the crap out me lolz
  • Heathen Metaldane 2012/03/07 03:47:44
    Heathen
    He does look a bit creepy doesn't he? Maybe the Pope should get plastic surgery.
  • Metaldane Heathen 2012/03/07 04:59:36
    Metaldane
    +1
    Lolz yea maybe aim for something a little less like a comic book evil villain
  • Heathen Metaldane 2012/03/07 05:01:05
    Heathen
    That or make the Amazing Adventures with the Pope(And not in the bedroom, or confession booth or wherever the Catholic priests do naughty things with children)
  • Metaldane Heathen 2012/03/07 05:16:07
    Metaldane
    Lol yea I'd say that takes churches out of the equation guess we could put him in a public park
  • Heathen Metaldane 2012/03/07 05:17:49
  • Metaldane Heathen 2012/03/07 15:57:59
    Metaldane
    Or have his own little city lol really shows his humbleness right
  • Heathen Metaldane 2012/03/08 03:53:03
    Heathen
    It's obviously what Jesus had in mind!
  • misterz 2012/03/05 20:26:44
    the Bible not only says that slavery is A-OK, beating your slaves is as well!...
    misterz
    Once again, another village missing its idiot. Cahtolics and Nazis
  • Joanie 2012/03/05 18:23:44
    the Bible not only says that slavery is A-OK, beating your slaves is as well!...
    Joanie
    I wish I could give this posting more than one rave! Excellent!
  • santanasmooth 2012/03/05 11:14:15
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    santanasmooth
    They have no moral standing, the Catholic church is a joke.
  • Radical Ed 2012/03/05 10:13:20
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    Radical Ed
    +1
    Says the organisation promoting a book that endorses slavery.
  • caroline 2012/03/05 08:26:44
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    caroline
    +2
    And that is why the catholic church is a laughing stock!
  • GOD 2012/03/05 07:31:49
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    GOD
  • sjalan 2012/03/05 06:45:28
    Religious organizations Rather Confuse the Sheep with screaming Gay marriage ...
    sjalan
    +2
    I've said this before, the heirarchy of the RCC has a screw loose and it is going to come back and haunt them in the near future.
  • justnotsaying (: 2012/03/05 05:48:47
    Religious organizations Rather Confuse the Sheep with screaming Gay marriage ...
    justnotsaying (:
    +3
    That's his opinion, which I'm sure same-sex couples don't care about, and will not stop them from getting married.
  • Jack the Dude 2012/03/05 05:20:31
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    Jack the Dude
    +1
    The Cardinal also said, "Im a dummy and I know it"
  • DefendnProtect 2012/03/05 05:09:02
    funny coming from an instiution that is up to its neck in child molestation c...
    DefendnProtect
    +1
    Actually I think it´s not funny, but rather criminal.

  • David Hussey 2012/03/05 04:54:36
    Religious organizations Rather Confuse the Sheep with screaming Gay marriage ...
    David Hussey
    +2
    Yes Cardinal, we get it. In your eyes the only appropriate sexual relationship is between a priest and his alter boys.

    If there is an institution which lacks any semblance of a moral high ground from which to preach it is the Catholic Church

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