Mexico's Cardinal Rivera

“It is necessary to constitutionally defend the family”

SOUNDBITES — “This perverse example cannot spread. It is necessary to constitutionally defend the family. [The gay marriage law] is unjust, inadmissible and condemnable.” —Mexico City’s Cardinal Norberto Rivera, at a final 2009 Sunday sermon, calling on parishioners to battle back against The Gays getting married (via)

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  • terrwill

    Pheww! I thought the bestest Gay year ever was already ruined!!, you know a year where we didn’t hear about losing rights to get married, or having those rights prohibited by new legislation, or having a scumbag from a church full of kiddie diddlers once again have the brass balls to condenm ANYTHING Gay. Then I saw this was said LAST year. We are STILL having the best Gay year ever!! : P

  • Brian Miller

    It is necessary to defend the *children* — from the Catholic Church, which is the largest child rape ring in the world. Let’s amend the constitution to ban it and keep our kids safe.

  • Taylor Siluwé

    I was wondering when Warren’s minions would get Mexico City’s clergy all a-twitter. That didn’t take long at all. Because we all know the greatest problem Mexico faces is gay couples forming perfect unions. How would that make all the philandering hetero husbands look?

    I wonder if the Cardinal spends much time blasting the murderous drug cartels?

  • B

    No. 3 · Taylor Siluwé wrote, “I wonder if the Cardinal spends much time blasting the murderous drug cartels?”

    Why should he (if the people running the cartels are devout Catholics making large contributions to the church)? Read which points out that Mafia don John Gotti made lots of contributions to churches in
    his neighborhood. The Roman Catholic Church didn’t want to give him a proper funeral, but then, people 6 feet under generally don’t contribute anything financially. Couldn’t find anything about them refunding whatever he donated. :-)

  • rudy

    As I have friends and relatives who are still believers and think this organization can be “reformed,” it pains me to have to conclude that it is hopeless. This organization is utterly sick and dishonest and belongs in the dustbin of history.

  • AxelDC

    If marriage is such an inherently weak institution, is it really worth preserving?

  • schlukitz

    No. 5 · AxelDC

    If marriage is such an inherently weak institution, is it really worth preserving?

    That’s a great question which deserves an equally great answer.

  • terrwill

    No. 7 · schlukitz: Of course preserving “traditional marriage” is WORTH preserving. It is the greatest fund raising tool the frightwing lunatics,the churches, and Maggot Gallagher have in their aresnal to date. Utter the words “we need help to support the defense of traditional marriage” and the funds come pouring in like a winning slot machine in Vegas…………

  • Steve

    Cardinal Rivera does not seem to have read his own book. It says something like, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” There are variants of that sentence, depending on which translation you are reading, but they all say essentially the same thing.

    Harming other peoples families does absolutely nothing to help or defend your own. If you want to defend or strengthen “the family” as an abstract institution, you have to defend and strengthen all families. Attacking some families actually weakens the institution.

  • Taylor Siluwé

    @ no. 9 – Steve


    I don’t think anyone could argue with that logic. But then again, the people we’re talking about flushed logical thought when they accepted certain ancient things as the verbatim word of God.

    But your reasoning might even cut through that dense, stupefying fog around their minds.

  • schlukitz

    No. 9 · Steve

    Well said! Their logic is akin to killing you to cure you of cancer.

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