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D.C. Archbishop Donald Wuerl: I’m Staying Out Of DADT, But Not Gay Soldiers’ Sex Lives

Don Wuerl

Though Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archibishop of Washington D.C., has weighed in on such meaty matters such as how legalizing same-sex marriage means the Catholic Church can no longer aid foster children, he’s not going to use Jesus’ resources to condemn the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Hooray?

It must be a Christmas miracle: The Catholic Church is staying out of politics! The newly inducted Cardinal Wuerl said on yesterday’s Fox News Sunday the issue of gay servicemembers “is a question that has to be worked out politically. And there isn’t a specific Catholic Church position, but whatever happens, it has to be seen in terms of the church’s teaching position. And that is, human sexuality is something that is supposed to be exercised responsibly and within the context of marriage.”

Oh good, because I was worried he was going to pass up an opportunity to defend the institution of inevitable divorce: “What the church is concerned about and what it brings to this debate, this discussion, are two realities. One, the understanding the long, long teaching of the church that every human being is worthy of respect. Then you also have to take the rest of the Gospel message, the rest of Jesus’s message that human sexuality has a purpose. And this is not for simply personal satisfaction. Human sexuality has to be seen in the context of the great gift of love, marriage, family.”

Which means that so long as gay servicemembers go unmarried (to the opposite sex), putting their lives on the line for their country is still committing a sin.

    • Brian Miller

      Meh… does anybody really care what these guys think about anything these days?

      They should put more effort and resources into compensating the millions of children they raped over the last several years, and less into preaching about “morality.”

      Dec 27, 2010 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE

      Honestly, Catholic priests should be allowed to speak on subjects they know and understand: masturbation and diddling kids.

      Marriage? None of them know ANYTHING about being in a relationship. So really, they should just shut their yaps about it.

      That’s like taking painting lessons from a blind person, or singing lessons from a deaf person, or studying international policy with Sarah Palin.

      Dec 27, 2010 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez

      @Brian Miller: The answer is yes. The Catholic “Church” is quickly becoming the largest nation in the world (since they consider their members part of their nation). They have a great deal of sway.

      This statement is actually an advance for the Catholic church. Sad but true. It doesn’t contain any mention of hell fire and brim stone and how gays are sodomites.

      Dec 27, 2010 at 9:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      The DC head of NAMBLA is uninterested in DADT. Makes sense. Altar boys await.

      Dec 27, 2010 at 9:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken

      Too bad this bitch didn’t stay in Rome.

      Dec 27, 2010 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lost in LA

      We need to protest at Catholic churches. This crap will continue until we interfere with their business. It got DADT repealed, let’s end religion next.

      Get Angry. Get Equal.

      Dec 27, 2010 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny

      Wanted to hit the “translate” button at the bottom of the article to see if somehow the internet could make some sense of this ancient BS, the decided it wasn’t worth the effort.

      Dec 27, 2010 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveC

      Has Archbishop Donald Wuerl ever raped a child, I wonder?

      Has Archbishop Donald Wuerl ever protected a child rapist, I wonder?

      Dec 27, 2010 at 8:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      The advice of dysfunctional virgins means nothing to me.

      Dec 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      @EWE – It’s very unlikely that any archbishop is a virgin.

      Dec 27, 2010 at 10:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      @justiceontherocks: Is that a rumor or do you have first hand knowledge of your assertion? LOL

      Dec 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B

      The cardinal/archbishop claimed that “human sexuality is something that is supposed to be exercised responsibly and within the context of marriage.” Did it occur to him that this is an argument for same-sex marriage given that abstinence, like godliness, is nearly impossible (as their own priests have shown time and time again).

      Dec 28, 2010 at 12:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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