Quote of the Day

[Trigger warning for homophobia; Christian supremacy.]

"Our beliefs should not be viewed as discrimination against homosexual people."—Archbishop of New York Timothy Michael Dolan, in a piece titled "The True Meaning of Marriage" which, naturally, excludes from its definition same-sex couples. But those beliefs should not be viewed as discrimination! Because he says so!

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The definition of "discrimination" is not the only thing about which Archbishop Dolan is a little confused. He also appears to need some assistance understanding the concept of representative democracy:
Last time I consulted an atlas, it is clear we are living in New York, in the United States of America – not in China or North Korea. In those countries, government presumes daily to "redefine" rights, relationships, values, and natural law. There, communiqués from the government can dictate the size of families, who lives and who dies, and what the very definition of "family" and "marriage" means.

But, please, not here! Our country's founding principles speak of rights given by God, not invented by government, and certain noble values – life, home, family, marriage, children, faith – that are protected, not re-defined, by a state presuming omnipotence.
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