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White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a 'hate group'....

 
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White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a 'hate group'....
Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2013 / 04:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An online petition asking the White House to designate the Catholic Church as a “hate group” for its views on marriage is drawing criticism for generating unjust animosity.

The petition reveals an “underlying agenda,” which is not simply to prevent violent crimes, but to “stigmatize any disapproval of homosexuality at all and essentially to silence us,” said Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.

He explained to CNA on Jan. 3 that applying the “hate group” label to organizations that are morally opposed to redefining marriage is simply “name-calling designed to cut us out of the public debate.”

Initiated on Christmas Day, a petition on the White House website had collected 1,640 signatures by Jan. 3.

The petition – which is aiming for 25,000 signatures by Jan. 24 – argued that Pope Benedict XVI’s 2012 Christmas address to the College of Cardinals “demeaned and belittled homosexual people around the world.”

“Using hateful language and discriminatory remarks, the Pope painted a portrait in which gay people are second-class global citizens,” it charged.

“Pope Benedict said that gay people starting families are threatening to society, and that gay parents objectify and take away the dignity of children,” the petition said. “The Pope also implied that gay families are sub-human, as they are not dignified in the eyes of God.”

It called for the Obama administration to recognize the Catholic Church as a hate group, as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League.

However, Sprigg argued that the petition is “distorting” the Pope’s words, which do not actually include hateful or discriminatory language.

In his address to the cardinals, the Pope did not directly reference “gay marriage” or “homosexuality” at all. Rather, he defended the Church’s understanding of sexuality and “the true structure of the family, made up of father, mother, and child.”


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Re: White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a 'hate group'....
However Islam rejects Homosexuality and even beheads people who have been caught in Adulterous and Homosexual relationships...

However the PC Crowd would NEVER call for Islam to be called a

*Hate Group*

Hypocrisy and Liberalism are one in the same...

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Re: White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a 'hate group'....
Benedict made the comments in his annual Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy — one of his most important speeches of the year and one he dedicated this year to promoting family values. However, following the posting of the petition, Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., defended the pope. The Catholic News Agency has more:

Sprigg argued that the petition is “distorting” the Pope’s words, which do not actually include hateful or discriminatory language.
In his address to the cardinals, the Pope did not directly reference “gay marriage” or “homosexuality” at all. Rather, he defended the Church’s understanding of sexuality and “the true structure of the family, made up of father, mother, and child.”

The Holy Father refuted the modern notion of sex as “a social role that we choose for ourselves,” rather than “a given element of nature” and “bodily identity, that serves as a defining element of the human being.” [...]
Sprigg argued that the petition is misleading and “clearly has political purpose.”

Currently, the effort has 2,184 signatures. The goal, by Jan. 24, is to capture 25,000 total signatures in order to reach the 25,000 goal of receiving an official review from the Obama administration.

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Re: White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a 'hate group'....
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Yes....

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Re: White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a 'hate group'....
Another day another strike on Christians I'm ready for the fight.
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Another day another strike on Christians I'm ready for the fight.
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Yes, the spiritual fight is now underway, however they have lost before they have even begun....
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Re: White House petitioned to label Catholic Church a 'hate group'....
I know, they are all coming out now after election

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