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Roman Catholic wants state to enforce canons

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2012

Cardinal Edwin O'Brien of Maryland (USA)The pope’s head guy in the US state of Maryland has trouble enforcing the big guy’s rules. Cardinal Edwin O’Brien knows that Rome frowns on dudes marrying dudes. When two guys are in love, the cardinal wants them to live in sin. No marriage.

The trouble is that there are more people than Romists in Maryland. Worse for Rome is that some of these citizens are members of churches that teach love. The Roman Catholics will have none of it. Instead of throwing rice, they are trying to throw barricades and roadblocks.

It’s one thing for the Roman Catholics to refuse to welcome all their adherents to the sacraments. It’s quite another when they demand that the state government enforce Roman Catholic laws in other churches.

If the Romans want to be hatful and exclusionary and bigoted, that’s great. They can teach all their people with sternly puckered white lips until the cows come home.

This cardinal — the head guy for the Vatican in Maryland — wants “marry land” open only to Roman-approved couples.

Great legacy you’ve got working there, Edwin.

Now run along, and deal with your own flock. Because if you insist on getting into my church’s rules, it’s time to recognize your stance as that of a bully. And, sir… in the USA, bullies are taxed at a higher rate than actual church leaders.