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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. BobnAlabama
    1 year ago

    ...and we wonder why people are leaving the church. It has become irrelevant.

  2. Bill
    1 year ago

    Homosexuality is, and always has been, aberant behavior. Aberant behaviot is harmfel to society and should not be condoned.

  3. Soul
    1 year ago

    Separation of church and state. Marriage - a civil acknowledgment supported by federal benefits. Given current and proposed laws provide churches the ability to continue practicing discrimination should they choose to do so - this article highlights the hubris of the RCC.

    This article supports the necessity to revisit all RCC's tax-exempt status.

  4. Patrick
    1 year ago

    This is a great article. It lays out the problems we face in fighting the so called “gay marriage” issue. What I believe the solution to be is an amendment to the Constitution which would define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. There is no need for our society to place the validation of marriage on a union of two sexual deviants. If Catholics and other Christians in America would unite in that effort, we could get it done.

  5. Michael
    1 year ago

    If the Catholic church wants into politics, then the American taxpayer has a right to dip into the Catholic Church's pocketbook! Choose: one or the other.

  6. Mark Hoffman
    1 year ago

    You disagree with Obama -- and the majority of Americans, including Catholic laypeople. You simply don't have a rational argument in opposition. You can believe whatever you want in your Church, but America is for all people.

  7. Robert
    1 year ago

    Religious marriage and secular marriage are two entirely different institutions. It's unfortunate they bear the same name, but it is what it is. The Catholic Church has every right to define marriage between a man and a woman. The federal government, on the other hand, is bound by the constitution not to discriminate.

    What I don't see anywhere in this article is a valid defense of how anti-homosexual marriage laws aren't discriminatory. How would the Catholic Church feel if the government passed a law barring people of different religious from marrying? That would obviously be illegal. The same principle holds here -- with the exception that there's far more evidence to suggest that homosexuality is biologically intrinsic (whereas religion is not).

    It's possible all of this legal activity was a carefully crafted plot as suggested by this article. If that's the case, so what? Every civil liberties campaign has been a "plot." Every legislative effort is a "plot." As far as I'm concerned, a plot is nothing more than a good plan. Problems only arise when the planning process isn't open to public scrutiny, but there's no room to say that this battle of the culture wars hasn't been public...

  8. Mikki Scorpion
    1 year ago

    Legal recognition of same-sex marriage is going to happen. It is happening. Culturally, same-sex marriage is already being viewed with unprecedented widespread popular support across the nation. It is time for detractors to stop writing articles condemning the protection of the legal rights of marriage in same-sex families, and to start writing articles that ask what the future is for their views in a world where their narrow definition of marriage is not the legal definition of marriage. It can't be that hard; family is still a strong value and rallying cry across America, whether same-sex marriage is protected or not. And Obama is absolutely a friend of culture.

  9. Bryan
    1 year ago

    What a bloated, sanctimonious piece of fear-mongering. When it comes to asserting the morality of "Natural Law," institutions that harbor sexual predators shouldn't have a voice.

  10. AZ Christian
    1 year ago

    I wish all people, Christians especially, would read this article and take a stand for that which is moral and instituted by God.

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