Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vermont "Gets It" -- Catholic Bishop, Not So Much

Up in its little corner of the US Northeast, tiny Vermont "gets it".

The Catholic bishop of Burlington doesn't.

I'm talking about the legislation that is about to become law in Vermont which would allow so-called "same sex marriages".

Here's what the good bishop had to say about the whole thing in his testimony before the Vermont legislature prior to their vote:

The union of husband and wife is a distinct vocation and using the law to alter or to redefine marriage is an injustice to those who have embraced this state in life and negates its long history of benefit to society and the justified acknowledgment that it has received from the very beginning of history.
A fucking injustice! Got that? All of you gay people out there who want to get married: What the fuck are you thinking? Don't you fucking know that if you do, it will be an injustice to me and everyone else who is married to someone of the opposite sex? What is wrong with you people?

Okay, back to reality. I'm willing to bet that no one asked the good bishop for some details on exactly how this "injustice" would affect people like me. The whole "defense of marriage" thing is a fraud from the Religious Right, aided and abetted by their allies in the Catholic church (whose members, of course, from a Fundo-Xian point of view, are slaves of the Great Whore of Babylon -- but the fundos are not above using the Catholics when it serves their purposes, such as opposition to gay marriage and abortion).

Like I've said before, a REAL defense of marriage would include all of the Biblical requirements, including shit like no divorce ever, the woman (and the woman only, naturally) has to be a virgin, etc etc etc.

It's kind of too bad that I live in a liberal bastion here on the Left Coast, where both of my senators and my congressman are all strong Democrats who are on record as supporting civil rights. Otherwise I could have some fun at one of their "town meetings" asking them to support a real Defense of Marriage Act and then watch them squirm.