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‘For homosexual groups to suggest that the Catholic Church believes otherwise is disingenuous, dishonest, and an insult to the intelligence of Catholic voters in Maine’

“For decades gay and lesbian groups have attacked the Catholic Church for refusing to accept their skewed views on human sexuality and marriage. Having lost that battle, they have now launched this desperate and despicable attempt to curry favor with Catholics by pretending that the Catholic faith supports their radical agenda. … Everybody knows the Catholic Church is opposed to counterfeit marriages . . . . For homosexual groups to suggest that the Catholic Church believes otherwise is disingenuous, dishonest, and an insult to the intelligence of Catholic voters in Maine. … We call on Protect Maine Equality to stop lying about our faith and to immediately pull this ad from the airwaves and from YouTube.” —CatholicVoteAction.org President Brian Burch, demanding Protect Maine Equality pull this ad featuring a Catholic mom speaking lovingly about her gay kin

If you’re curious, this is the type of advertising Burch prefers. From an anti-abortion campaign by the Fidelis Center for Law & Policy (which operates CatholicVote.org and CatholicVoteAction.org):

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    • Mike L.

      They’re dispicable!

      I don’t understand how thay can say that the baby could be “president (could be bush!), a doctor, a teacher…” yet they dont go on and say but the baby could be a murderer, an “abortionist”(got ya there catholics), a child molester(or catholics preist), a gay(scary) etc total bull.

      I’m not so happy that some women have to get abortions, but I’m against taking that right away from them!

      Oct 14, 2009 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter

      But they still agree we should go to war , discriminate against others, promote the separation of church and state be dissolved into a Catholic Theocracy. (Then we could have a religious war in this country too!) Wow , a wonderful teaching.

      Oct 14, 2009 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      Good Catholics. Bad Catholics. Gee, how do we tell which are which?

      Oct 14, 2009 at 11:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      These lying bastards have the chutzpah to say that we are disingenuous, dishonest, and an insult to the intelligence (what intelligence) of Catholics?

      Have they not checked out their own disingenuousness, dishonesty and the insulting the intelligence of the LGBT community?

      Just more “victim” speak from the church.

      Oct 14, 2009 at 12:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mike K

      The Catholic church has already proven that it’s a danger to children, (they tend to want to fuck them).

      Oct 14, 2009 at 10:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve

      The election is not about what the Catholic church believes. It is about what actual people believe. Many people do not agree with everything that their church teaches. Many Catholics, in particular, are not willing to hate their own family members, friends, and neighbors.

      The proper question for the clergy to be asking is, “How can we best minister to these people?” Just preaching that these people are inherently evil, certainly is not the right answer. Most Catholics know that, if they think about it. Getting them to think about it is the key.

      Toward that end, the campaign seems to be working. As soon as people realize that some of their family members, friends, and neighbors are gay, they begin to think. For religious people, the question we would like them to think about is, “How can we best minister to our family, friends and neighbors, who happen to be gay?”

      Oct 15, 2009 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinci Chris

      I was raised Catholic and my mom and step dad are some of the most devout Catholics I know. Regardless, they support me 100%, believe I deserve an equal chance at marriage and have even started an LGBTQ support group at their (you guessed it) Catholic church.

      CatholicVoteAction.org does not speak for all Catholics. Just the ones that can’t think for themselves.

      Oct 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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