These two paragraphs at the American Papist

Posted: June 22, 2010 by datechguy in catholic
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from this post reflect the question of “Why I’m no longer a democrat?” better than anything else. First the bigotry against us:

But here’s what I really meant: because I am a faithful Catholic, who believes what the Church teaches (and has taught for over two thousand years) – many people today consider me to be a bigot, and would consider my children to be bigots if they grew up to inherit my (Catholic) views on the nature of human sexuality and the meaning of marriage. I wrote nothing mean or hateful in my original post, yet the vast majority of negative comments I have received are obviously hateful (foul language, intimations about my personal morality, family history, etc).

And the actions of those who oppose us:

Second, if the arguments for state-sanctioned homosexual unions are so crystal clear – why the violence, and why the anger directed at anyone who dares to support arguments against the proposition? This is not an example of me being thin-skinned (over five years of blogging my Catholic convictions has toughened me up plenty); rather, the verbal and public abuse that has become acceptable against proponents of traditional marriage is shameful. Even Newsweek published a story last week about this growing, troubling phenomenon

Yup that makes nails it. As long as the Democratic party makes it clear that believing Roman Catholics are not welcome, them I’m not interested.

Comments
  1. Roxeanne de Luca says:

    Not to blame the victim, but Christians have done an absolutely terrible job of explaining why they oppose gay marriage, and an even worse job of explaining why a secular legal system should adopt that view.

    Also, in the “bringing woe upon your own head” vein, Christians have not really been that vocal about reinstituting a fault-based divorce system; can we then really blame people when they look around, think that marriage is a mess, and ask why we care about gay marriage?

    Maybe, once upon a time, “The Bible says so” was accepted, without question, as a reason to do something. My pragmatic side would just like to point out that, whether or not the situation is a desirable one, it no longer exists, and we cannot pretend that it does. In the Darwinian system of ideas, we can evolve or die. (My suggestion, of course, is to evolve our approach, not change our principles.)

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