Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cruisin' the News

Two quick updates from my Saturday News Cruise:

Catholics cannot accept gay marriage

FREIBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Saturday the Catholic Church could not accept gay marriage ...
Just like they already don't "accept" divorce. Fine. We've got a First Amendment that protects their right to believe whatever they want to about marriage. We also have a First Amendment that protects us from them -- or anybody else -- writing their theology into our Constitution.
Obama speaks out for global LGBT rights at U.N.

"No country should deny people their rights, the freedom of speech and freedom of religion, but also no country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere."
Seriously, people. Do you get what a big freakin' deal this is? What a beacon of hope these words are to voiceless LGBT people in ... oh, let's just pick Uganda or Nigeria ... whose very lives are in danger if they dare to tell the truth about who they are? I'm sick of hearing about what this president hasn't done ... let's give credit where credit is due for what he HAS done.

And this is HUGE!


Jim said...

He has my vote, and he did not last time. So, yes, credit where earned.


JCF said...

At least in this country, the RCC far since gave up on trying to ban legal divorce.

If they simply adopted the same policy towards SSM...

[If you've read Archbishop Dolan's recent screed, "civil SSM = discrimination against (anti-gay) religion". TOTAL BS.]