Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gay marriage now gets support from majority of MICHIGAN residents - MSU survey – 11/19/12

          LANSING, MI -- Only eight years removed from approving an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman, a majority of Michigan residents now support gay marriage, according to the results of a recent survey by Michigan State University…
          …Religion: Fifty-eight percent of self-identified Catholics said they support gay marriage, compared to 48 percent of Protestants. Meanwhile, 78 percent of those without religious affiliation offered support… Read complete report:

Michigan's changing view of gay marriage – 11/21/12

Gay-Marriage receives strong support by Chicago Mayor Emanuel – 11/19/12
          …support, strong support has come from Illinois, where Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a decided and unexpected push to the effort when he mentioned it as the third item on his list of legislative priorities in the state capitol of Springfield last Tuesday, when he was questioned by reporters whether he would circumvent Gov. Pat Quinn with deals, now that there is a veto-proof Democratic majority in both houses of the state legislature.
          After prioritizing “retirement security and pension reform”, Emanuel noted: “I will continue to advocate that we also pass marriage equality and end the discrimination on the books.”…
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TRENDING: 10-year-old with same-sex parents finds pen pal in President Obama – 11/20/12

For Gay Catholics, an Alternative to the Collection Plate – 11/20/12
          …Indeed, gift cards, which cannot be redeemed for cash, allow us to reaffirm our commitment to the clergy. Over the past several years, Catholic priests have had their image sullied in the public square, largely because of misguided bishops who chose to protect the church's reputation instead of removing child abusers from the ranks. The entire profession suffered as a result…
          …This non-cash tithing could result in an economic revival for Catholic parishes all over the country. It need not preclude cash gifts for specific Catholic charities and causes, like the St. Vincent de Paul Society or foreign missions. It would simply keep the anti-marriage equality movement from using faithful congregants as a major source of revenue. In this way, mainstream Catholics -the majority of whom support marriage equality for same-sex couples - can send an unmistakable message to Catholic bishops: We support our congregations and the clergy who serve them, but we also believe that love, happiness, and equal rights for everyone are part of God's plan. Read complete report:

A solution to the marriage muddle? – 11/19/12
…Accepting gay and lesbian marriage will undercut traditional marriage and further promote relativism and the secularization of society. It happens that there is no proof whatsoever that gay marriages sabotage heterosexual unions. In fact, the evidence indicates that heterosexual unions are more than adept at sabotaging themselves...

GAY MARRIAGE Nov. 2012 - The Vatican's Dead End – 11/16/12 - "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" - Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s 30 years Child Sexual Abuse Cover-Ups – 11/16/12

MEA MAXIMA CULPA: Silence in the House of God - 2012 - an ARROGANT, UNFEELING institution - authority as ABSOLUTE - CANON LAW - HUSH UP - EXCOMMUNICATE the truth - BENEDICT XVI is the Single Most Knowledgeable Figure on the Church's History of Sexual Abuse – far too little done for victims or to bring violators to justice – 9/13/12

Obama: ‘I Think Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able to Get Married’ – ABC News - May 9, 2012
In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this decision, based on conversations with his staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and his wife and daughters… Read more:

Michelle Obama – “Kids who now feel like, for the FIRST TIME, if they're gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, that they feel like they have a place.” 9/26/12
First Lady Talks LGBT Youth: “We’re Here for Our Kids”
“I'm probably more hopeful than I've ever been because I can see the changes and I can see it in our kids,” she said. “I get to see so many great signs of this country's growth. Kids who now feel like, for the first time, if they're gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, that they feel like they have a place. … One kid came up to me yesterday on the photo line and he said, I would have committed suicide if it wasn't for what your husband did.” … Read more & view video
President Obama - Election Night - ...We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt; that isn’t weakened by inequality; that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet... November 07, 2012 - 12:38 A.M. CST

Gay Vote Proved a Boon for Obama – 11/15/12

President OBAMA Gay Marriage Endorsement - Is 'Political Bravery'- RACHEL MADDOW & “…I think of all the GAY KIDS out there who now know they have their president on their side…” by ANDREW SULLIVAN - NPR – May 9 & 10, 2012

51% of AFRICAN AMERICANS nationwide endorsed the right of gays and lesbians to marry…slightly higher than the support level among all voters - The Pew Research Center said a Nov. 6 exit poll found – 11/17/12

GAY RIGHTS – US President Obama Appreciates Fr. Marty Kurylowicz’s Perspective on Gay (LGBT) Rights | US Catholic Clergy Supportive of GAY RIGHTS – Are Attacked, Silenced and Removed for the past 30 years by Ratzinger / Benedict XVI  - 1983 Archbishop Hunthausen of Seattle
Gay (LGBT) Rights - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz’s Perspective - Begins with Children & LOVE, being one with another human being.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION is less about sex and more about LOVE, being one with another human being. Attachment Theory - - LOVE & RELIGION - - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - 4/30/09 - “Nothing in life is more precious than the intimate relationships we have with love ones. Healthy love relationships delight us give us confidence to take on challenges and support us in difficult times…”

Gay Marriage - A WELL-INFORMED CONSCIENCE --- Protects Religious Freedom – but not TYRANNY in Religion --- Kids Are Being Hurt!!! - US Presidential Elections - 2012 --- President Obama Gay Marriage Endorsement May 2012 - Is 'Political Bravery’

Gay Marriage - Amistad Africans – Supreme Court Trial 1841 - President John Quincy Adam - The DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE …‘ALL MEN…CREATED EQUAL,’ ‘INALIENABLE RIGHTS,’ ‘LIFE,’ ‘LIBERTY,’ & The AMERICAN REVOLUTION ---- US Presidential Elections - 2012 --- President Obama Gay Marriage Endorsement May 2012 - Is 'Political Bravery' Photo

GAY MARRIAGE – Homosexuality for Catholics or anyone? "WHY IT IS A 'GIFT' FROM GOD!!!" And when we accept and value this gift from God – we are able to experience love like never before, and we are able to love. | PART 7

GAY MARRIAGE – UNIDENTIFIED - Internalized Homophobia - Benedict XVI, Hierarchy & Blind Followers - GAY-BASHERS UK & US | UK Blair & Cameron Legalization of Gay Marriage | Kids Are Being Hurt!!! | PART 8

Injustice anywhere is a
threat to
Justice everywhere
Martin Luther King

The Nobel Peace Prize 1964
Martin Luther King Jr.

What you cannot do is accept injustice.
From Hitler – or anyone.
You must make the injustice visible
– be prepared to die like a
 soldier to do so.
Mahatma Gandhi

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” 

…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!


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