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Neither Friend of Court or Culture: Obama Asks Supreme Court to Undermine Marriage Comments

On February 28, 2013, the Department of Justice of the Obama  Administration filed what is called a Friend of the Court or Amicus Brief in the case styled Hollingsworth v Perry.It should have come as no surprise to those who have been actually watching Barack Obama and his administration - and not simply buying into the sophistry which they offer with such regularity. Continue Reading

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  1. Bruce
    2 years ago

    "they intend to make what can never be a [Catholic] marriage - a homosexual or lesbian partnership - to be a marriage, by a pronouncement of a Court or a legislature."

    Why do you ignore the fact that other religions disagree? No one is trying to force gay Catholics to marry. Why are you trying to impose your religion on others? This seems much like those defending the laws prohibiting mixed-race marriages because it was God's will.

    Furthermore when you equate your beliefs with "Culture" you ignore the fact that the culture has moved away from the Catholic dogma, not just in this but in the large majority of Catholic women who use birth control and don't believe that sex is only about procreation or that marriage is only about sex.

  2. Peter
    2 years ago

    After years of Catholic school growing up, the church's shift towards a political focus regarding these issues is what has driven me away and cause me to question my future association with Catholicism. I wish the Catholic Church would return its focus and its efforts to social justice, and not expend so much time, money, and effort trying to regulate the secular aspects of marriage.

  3. pj
    2 years ago

    How does allowing gays to marry undermine traditional marriage? How does allowing gays to marry prevent heterosexuals from getting married? How does allowing gays affect heterosexual marriages?
    Absolutely no affect at all. In fact the only real tangible effect may be one that affects those companies that provide services to weddings by providing more opportunities for more work since there would be more possible weddings to provide for.

    One final fact, there are people who do not believe in god, heaven or hell, and yet the religious would discriminate against those by insisting that everyone follows the rules of the religious. We are in a country that allows freedom of religion meaning one can choose to follow or not follow and in that then is freedom from religion intrusion as well.

  4. Thomas
    2 years ago

    As this article proves once more, sadly: The Christian persecution complex knows no limits. I say this as a Christian who is very much aware that there is real persecution out there. This is not it. Shame.

  5. Joe C
    2 years ago

    Grace is absolutely right. If the Catholic Church wants to be a political lobbying group that's fine, but they certainly should lose their tax exemption as a religious organization.

  6. Richard Leng
    2 years ago

    You lost me at "the President based his renunciation of the Institution of marriage.." I don't see anywhere in the briefs that the Department of Justice advocated "renunciation of the Institution of marriage." In fact the Administration advocates extending the "Institution of marriage." I think what you mean is "the Institution of marriage as defined by the Catholic church." In the past the Catholic church has also defined the "institution of marriage as the exclusive province of the Catholic church to regulate. Times have changed in the last 1000 years. The Catholic church has a right to its own opinion, but it doesn't have the right to dictate its opinion to others.

  7. Fran Allery
    2 years ago

    And I thought God created us all. I don't think he wanted some people treated lesser.

    2 years ago

    Your church has proven itself to have no standing when it comes to matters of sexual morality, respect for others, or even equality. The fact that this writer is forced to stoop to age-old propaganda techniques and logical violations to make a point proves it. No one has ever demonstrated that allowing the nice couple down the street to marry will undermine anyone's marriage. Time to grow up and join the 21st century, or face 'open hostility' from those who value humanity.

  9. Thomas Paine
    2 years ago

    Why did Google News have this article as a headline? I thought it only compiled articles from credible news sites? Instead, this is just some moronic christian who thinks his religion trademarked marriage. Get over your self, and stop asking the rest of us to submit to your religion. It has no place in our government. Now stop hiding your hate behind a magic man in the sky.

  10. Avery St. Clair
    2 years ago

    What a sour, sad position you have taken. And it's mistaken at every turn. "Renunciation of the institution of marriage"? Far from it. Marriage is, now more than at some other times in history, a contract of love, trust and commitment. The president and most Americans believe that straight people aren't exclusively capable of that commitment. Religion is a separate matter. Non-religious straights who marry don't alarm you. Reconsider your narrow, hide-bound morality, face up to its basis in fear, and join the rest of the world in understanding the true nature of love and of humanity.

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