Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

6/19/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Crticizes those who defend marriage as between one man and one woman cratic dinner

President Barack Obama congratulated himself and his administration over progress he says he has made for what is now called the LGBT Agenda. Among his accomplishments,  the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and his administrations failure to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. Some of what President Obama seems to pride himself on advancing has implications way beyond what he indicates in his actions and his rhetoric. One of those implications is the potential to create an even more hostile environment for Catholics, other Christians and other people of faith in commerce -and in service relationships- with the Federal Government.

Obama spoke out during a Democratic dinner in New York.

Obama spoke out during a Democratic dinner in New York.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/19/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: US, News, Politics


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - During a speech on June 17 to the Democratic National Convention's LGBT (Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual and Transgender) Gala in New York, President Obama asked the audience to compare the treatment of gays and lesbians a decade ago, to their treatment today.

His implication was obvious. He prides himself on what he has done to advance what those gathered consider to be the LGBT agenda.

A single donation can help fight world hunger!

Obama talked about the 19 states-and Washington D.C.-which have given same sex relationships the legally equivalent status of a marriage. He mentioned the US Supreme Court striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, which codified that marriage is solely between one and an one woman. Although it was a Federal Law, the Obama Justice Department refused to defend the Law.

The President discussed lifting the ban which prevented HIV positive people from entering the country and making it illegal to deny health care.

"The conventional wisdom says that all this change is due to young people growing up with different attitudes than their parents and their grandparents had. And anybody who has kids knows that there is some truth to that. The basic attitude is, I'm sorry, what is it that you're talking about here? What's the big deal?" Obama said.

"But what's been remarkable is the way Americans of all age groups are increasingly embracing marriage equality. They understand love is love. And for many people whose minds have changed, it was love that did it-love for the child or the grandchild, or the friend or the co-worker who sat down one day and held their hands and took a deep breath and said, I'm gay."

This speech came one day after Obama said he would sign an executive order, barring federal contractors from discrimination based on what is called "sexual orientation". In effect, the Executive order places "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in the category of a suspect class under Federal Law.

The effect of this unilateral executive action has many Christian and other faith-based contractors deeply concerned. Its interpretation could have very serious implications.

For example, though the Catholic Church is clear that all men and women should be treated with human dignity, it makes a clear distinction between sexual orientation and homosexual practice. The openly homosexual or lesbian lifestyle is morally disordered.

What will be the result if a Catholic or other Christian contractor, whether a for profit business or a not for profit association or ministry, has a prohibition on active homosexual or lesbian practice? What about a business or ministry which insists upon the unchangeable teaching of the Christian church concerning marriage as solely between one man and one woman? Will they be able to transact business with the Federal Government?

In addition, the new phrase, "sexual identity" is very different than the word gender. It is already illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender. Men and women must be treated equally.

The phrase "gender identity" is a term now used to support the notion, advanced by some in the LGBT community, that a person being a male or a female are not givens. Rather, one simply can decide whether they are male or female - and can actually change that determination at will. Of course, that has other serious dangers for any Christian business or institution engaged in any business with the Federal Government. 

Some of what President Obama seems to pride himself on advancing has implications way beyond what he indicates in his actions and his rhetoric. One of those implications is the potential to create an even more hostile environment for Catholics, other Christians and other people of faith in commerce -and in service relationships- with the Federal Government.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2016
Universal:
Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find-even within the huge cities of the world-opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.



Comments


More U.S.

Pokemon Go player with CCW halts attempted robbery Watch

Image of A Pokemon Go player has halted a robbery.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A Pokemon Go player with a concealed weapons permit stopped a robbery in Las Vegas. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Good for one Pokemon Go player who stopped a robbery thanks to the Second Amendment, which allows Americans to protect themselves. A group of six ... continue reading


'I was thinking as long as I have my hands up ... they're not going to shoot me.' Police fire shots at unarmed black therapist as he lies on the ground asking not to be shot Watch

Image of Officer shoots unarmed black man then cuffed him (WSVN).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey was attempting to calm his autistic patient, who had run away from a group home, when officers arrived on the scene and shot him. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to WSVN, officers in North Miami responded to a report of ... continue reading


DEADLY heatwave settles over U.S., here's what you need to know to stay safe Watch

Image of Most of the U.S. under alert.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The worst heatwave in years is here and it will scorch the entire country from Central California to the Great Lakes, to New England. The heat will be dangerous and persistent. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Ask people what the most deadly weather phenomenon is ... continue reading


Texas female teacher slammed to ground - White officer claims blacks have 'violent tendencies' Watch

Image of Breaion King was slammed to the ground for not moving her legs.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A disturbing video was recently released over a year after a white Texas officer slams a black second-grade teacher to the pavement. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The video was recorded on the officer Brian Richtor's dash cam. He pulled second-grade teacher ... continue reading


'Here the church is their family and they know they are loved': The Church reaches out to Hispanics Watch

Image of Over half of Catholic millennials in the United States are Hispanic.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Louisiana's Diocese of Shreveport has hired its first diocesan for Hispanic youths. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Hispanics compose over half the United States' Catholics yet several states offer little to no Spanish-language or Latino-centered church groups.The ... continue reading


Deacon Fournier on the Parable of the Sower, the Seed and the Soil Watch

Image of The meaning of the agrarian parables that Jesus used has become increasingly clear as I watch those fields become green every Spring. Of course, preceding all of this, there were barren looking fields, seemingly lifeless, that is before the seed was sown. Preparing the ground for the seed involves hard work, cooperative weather and the goodness of the God who created this beautiful and fruitful world.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The Living Word has been sown within us. We must assist in cultivating the ground of our hearts in order to be more fully transformed by grace and reflect the Image and Likeness of God. We are called to grow in holiness and allow the Risen Life of Jesus Christ to ... continue reading


305k believers gather in Washington DC to pray Jesus 'resets the generation' Watch

Image of Tim Tebow makes appearance and speech (YouTube).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Hundreds of thousands of Christians met at the National Mall in Washington D.C. this weekend to join together in an event aimed at resetting the generation. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to its website, Together Reset believes there is power in ... continue reading


Who Are the Mother and Brothers of Jesus? We Are! Watch

Image of Through our Baptism, we are all invited into the very family of God. We are the mother and brother and sister of Jesus

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Through our Baptism, we are all invited into the very family of God. When we choose to be obedient to the will and the Word of God; we enter into an eternal relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We actually become a part of the "family" of God; ... continue reading


God's Not Dead 2 Billboard deemed too 'provocative' while atheism ads go unnoticed Watch

Image of Atheist group spreads hate unchallenged.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Notorious atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has purchased billboard space near Cleveland airport to greet the Republican National Committee (RNC). Meanwhile, a pro-religion message has been disqualified. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Religious ... continue reading


Baton Rouge Shooting: New information revealed about war veteran gunman Watch

Image of Shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Reuters).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Six people were shot Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Three of the victims were police officers, each of whom were killed, and three were civilians, all of whom survived the shooting. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Sunday morning, 29-year-old Marine Corps ... continue reading


All U.S. News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • Prayer for a Blessing on the New Year HD Video
  • PLEASE PRAY! Catholic priest savagely beheaded by ISIS terrorists ...
  • I am Ready for Love HD Video
  • Pokemon Go player with CCW halts attempted robbery
  • Daily Readings for Wednesday, July 27, 2016
  • St. Pantaleon: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, July 27, 2016
  • Pope Francis 'implores God's peace for the world' after horrific ...

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
10 A disaster for me, mother, that you bore me to be a man of strife and ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 59:2-3, 4, 10-11, 17, 18
2 rescue me from evil-doers, from men of violence save me.3 ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:44-46
44 'The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 27th, 2016 Image

St. Pantaleon
July 27: St Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black ... Read More