Maryland Cardinal Mandates That Marriage Discrimination Letter Be Read Aloud at Mass

From Huffington Post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-becker/cardinal-edwin-obrien-gay-marriage-letter_b_1459965.html


04/30/2012

Is it just me, or are these news items becoming a daily occurrence?

Here’s the latest, courtesy of popular LGBT blog Joe.My.God: The office of Baltimore Cardinal Edwin O’Brien required that a pro-marriage-discrimination letter authored by the cardinal himself be read aloud at Mass this past weekend as part of a petition drive to collect the signatures needed to ensure that a statewide referendum to overturn Maryland’s new marriage equality law makes it onto the ballot in November.

The cardinal addressed Catholics directly in the letter: “Today after Mass, you will have the opportunity to sign this petition, and I strongly encourage you to do so.” Later, he falls back on the anti-LGBT fear mongering that seems to have become a number-one priority for Catholic leaders, saying that the “Church’s understanding about marriage” is being “deeply threatened” by the specter of marriage equality. (Funny, I thought the only thing being threatened by marriage equality was the ability of churches to write their religious dogmas into civil law, but I must have missed something…)

Complete article at:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-becker/cardinal-edwin-obrien-gay-marriage-letter_b_1459965.html

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