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Archbishop: If Marriage Equality Law Passes NY Will Be Like North Korea

by David Badash on June 15, 2011

in Bigotry Watch,Politics,Religion

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New York Archbishop Tim Dolan suggests that if  lawmakers pass the marriage equality bill Governor Cuomo unveiled Tuesday, New York will be like communist China or North Korea, where “government presumes daily to ‘redefine’ rights, relationships, values, and natural law.”

READ: Rubén Díaz Falsifies NY Archbishop’s Comments To Attack Gay Community

“Last time I consulted an atlas, it is clear we are living in New York, in the United States of America – not in China or North Korea,” Dolan writes. “In those countries, government presumes daily to ‘redefine’ rights, relationships, values, and natural law.  There, communiqués from the government can dictate the size of families, who lives and who dies, and what the very definition of ‘family’ and ‘marriage’ means.”

Of course, if there’s one thing the Church — and its top leadership — is good at, it is in instilling fear. Just ask any of the victims of pedophile priests.

“But, please, not here!  Our country’s founding principles speak of rights given by God, not invented by government, and certain noble values – life, home, family, marriage, children, faith – that are protected, not re-defined, by a state presuming omnipotence,” Dolan states, not recognizing the fact that same-sex couples are citizens of the same country he is, and equal in all measures — except under current law.

 


Dolan has referred to same-sex marriage as a “detriment to civilization.” He has also said he will challenge any suggestion that Catholics are unenlightened because they oppose marriage equality.


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“Please, not here!  We cherish true freedom, not as the license to do whatever we want, but the liberty to do what we ought; we acknowledge that not every desire, urge, want, or chic cause is automatically a “right.”  And, what about other rights, like that of a child to be raised in a family with a mom and a dad?”

I’ve checked again and again and again. I see no where in the constitution that it states children have the right “to be raised in a family with a mom and a dad.” I do believe children should be raised in a loving home.

“Our beliefs should not be viewed as discrimination against homosexual people,” Dolan, in an epic twisting of truth, writes. “The Church affirms the basic human rights of gay men and women, and the state has rightly changed many laws to offer these men and women hospital visitation rights, bereavement leave, death benefits, insurance benefits, and the like.”

The Supreme Court has determined that marriage is a basic human right. Case closed.

“The Church affirms the basic human rights of gay men and women?” The Church, at least, the Vatican, affirms the basic human rights of gay men and women to be its slaves, to be sexless, loveless, partial humans.

“This is not about denying rights,” Dolan says, again, in an epic truth-twisting. The right to marry is perhaps one of the most basic rights any human deserves. Anything less is what would happen “in China or North Korea,” where “government presumes daily to ‘redefine’ rights, relationships, values, and natural law.”

58% of New Yorkers want marriage equality for all New Yorkers. Why don’t you, Your Excellency?

New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last November, over the expected front-​runner, a bishop considered more liberal. Dolan, an ardent anti-​gay conservative, was appointed to head the New York Archdiocese just one year earlier.

The day before Dolan began his post as New York’s Archbishop, Dolan came out swinging, ready to fight against marriage equality, saying, “You can bet I will be active and present and, I hope, articulate in this position.” Dolan has referred to same-sex marriage as a “detriment to civilization.” He has also said he will challenge any suggestion that Catholics are unenlightened because they oppose marriage equality.

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{ 8 comments }

greenm June 16, 2011 at 8:37 am

What nonsense! China? North Korea? The Archbishop should look to Canada, our closest neighbor with legal same sex marriage. Canada legalized in 2005. Has the country changed? NO The culture collapsed? NO Are families damaged? NO Are the marriage vows of opposite sex couples null and void? NO It really makes no difference so let us add legal marriage to the relationships we already have – for better or worse, til death do we part (38 year and counting).

StanJames November 9, 2013 at 3:06 am

In canda were still fightting the church on GSAs – groups intended to stop bullying and prevent teen suicides

Whats next another Iran where gay kdis are hanged

StanJames November 9, 2013 at 3:04 am

the same archbishop who shieled vile predators, quitely paid off bad priests to resign and is paying for abortion coverage of some contract laborers
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Cardinal-Dolan-a

One owuld think he would have been excommunicated and dragged to the police in a striaght jacket.

doesnt work that way when your the big cheese in town. Dont rats love to eat cheese?

StanJames November 9, 2013 at 3:04 am

the same archbishop who shieled vile predators, quitely paid off bad priests to resign and is paying for abortion coverage of some contract laborers
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Cardinal-Dolan-a

One owuld think he would have been excommunicated and dragged to the police in a striaght jacket.

doesnt work that way when your the big cheese in town. Dont rats love to eat cheese?

StanJames November 9, 2013 at 3:04 am

the same archbishop who shieled vile predators, quitely paid off bad priests to resign and is paying for abortion coverage of some contract laborers
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Cardinal-Dolan-a

One owuld think he would have been excommunicated and dragged to the police in a striaght jacket.

doesnt work that way when your the big cheese in town. Dont rats love to eat cheese?

StanJames November 9, 2013 at 3:04 am

the same archbishop who shieled vile predators, quitely paid off bad priests to resign and is paying for abortion coverage of some contract laborers
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Cardinal-Dolan-a

One owuld think he would have been excommunicated and dragged to the police in a striaght jacket.

doesnt work that way when your the big cheese in town. Dont rats love to eat cheese?

StanJames November 9, 2013 at 3:04 am

the same archbishop who shieled vile predators, quitely paid off bad priests to resign and is paying for abortion coverage of some contract laborers
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Cardinal-Dolan-a

One owuld think he would have been excommunicated and dragged to the police in a striaght jacket.

doesnt work that way when your the big cheese in town. Dont rats love to eat cheese?

StanJames November 9, 2013 at 3:04 am

the same archbishop who shieled vile predators, quitely paid off bad priests to resign and is paying for abortion coverage of some contract laborers
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Cardinal-Dolan-a

One owuld think he would have been excommunicated and dragged to the police in a striaght jacket.

doesnt work that way when your the big cheese in town. Dont rats love to eat cheese?

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