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Australia: Where did she learn language like that?

April 1, 2012

…not at a Catholic school, obviously.

via Catholics – tell your bigoted bishops to ‘Shut the Fuck Up’ « Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear

This week, bishops from the Victorian Catholic Church distributed 80,000 copies of a pastoral letter, condemning same-sex marriage. I have never read such a load of bigoted, small-minded, passive-aggressive drivel in all my life.

The letter reveals the Catholic Church in all its hatefulness, pettiness, out-dated, wrong-headed, unsupported thinking and purely evil desire to control the lives, not only of its followers, but all of us.

Who the hell are these bishops that they think they have a right to demand our government continue to discriminate against a group of Australians who desire nothing more than to be able to marry the person they love in a civil ceremony?

With this letter, the Victorian bishops have brought their church even further into disrepute. Australian Catholics should be ashamed to be associated with this cabal of pre-historic homophobes….

Go on, read the whole thing. It’s worth it. And as a bonus — learn a new word!

…Ipsedixetism is a dogmatic statement which assumes that no supporting evidence is needed. It assumes that the assertion will be taken ‘on faith’. It doesn’t mean a statement is true, it means the propagandist assumes that if they say it, nobody will bother checking the evidence. But, not being under the thumb of the Catholic bishops, I have checked the evidence and it shows that children do best in stable, peaceful families among people who love and nurture them. There is no credible evidence that children ‘do best’ when nurtured by a mother and a father. In fact the scholarship shows that children brought up by same-sex couples do every bit as well as children raised by heterosexual couples. There is one quite notable difference though: children raised by same-sex couples tend to be more tolerant of difference. Perhaps the Catholic Church would be a respected and thriving institution today if more of its leaders had been raised by gay couples.

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  1. It was a Presbyterian and Methodist Ladies’ College actually. 😉

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