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Archbishop Cardinal Francis George says of gay marriage: 'society will be the worse for it'

25 September 2012 | By Greg Hernandez

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George used an event celebrating the 50 year anniversaries of 400 couples over the weekend to express his opposition to same-sex marriage.

He did not mention gay marriage directly but instead said the institution of marriage is something that 'comes to us from God' not from the church or from the government.

Same-sex civil partnerships are legal in Illinois and Gov. Pat Quinn is pushing for gay marriage to become legal.

George addressed this during his remarks Holy Name Cathedral saying: 'There must surely be ways in our civil society, where we can honor friendships, where we can respect other people, without destroying the nature of marriage. It is very important, for your whole lives, give witness to what marriage truly means. And while civil laws might change – if they do – then society will be the worse for it.'

Late last year, there were calls for George's resignation when he compared LGBT activists in Chicago to the Ku Klux Klan when objecting to Chicago's Gay Pride Parade route going by one of the city's oldest Roman Catholic churches while services were taking place.


im gay and dont think gay marraige should be legalised.


Hayden, Thank you for your response. And you have a right to your opinion.
That being said, this isn't about religion, in so far as much, as it is a question of Everyone being equal under the law. That means that no one is a 2nd class citizen which is exactly you have, when, under the law you have one set of laws for one group of citizens and then another set of laws that prohibit those same rights under the law to another group because they are different. By different I mean that no one should be discriminated against, because of religion or lack there of, or because of the color of their skin, their national creed, their gender identity by which I mean being inclusive and not exclusive for any body for a day (Some day in the future) where their is no labels, such as people being straight, gay, bisexual, lesbian, trans-mertro-onmi-or pan sexual, I know it's a bit confusing all the more reason to get rid of labels. Because as you well, know the world loves boxes, where they can define who and what you are, and in doing so they also tack along, how much of a member are you of society, and the contributions you can, may or may not make to society. I want to congratulate on your status update that you are with someone that you love. It is a lovely feeling that you belong to some one and are not alone. And maybe more importantly that you found someone who cares about you as much as you care about them.

The Golden Girls on Marriage Equality A youtube video
Uploaded by Permaglo on Jun 9, 2009

Sophia Petrillo puts the need and desire for marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in a very astute yet simple way.


"8": A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality
Streamed live on Mar 3, 2012 by AmericanEqualRights

Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, "8" is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial's historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.


Better understanding of the issues and those who oppose us, how they lie about everything to try to bend things in a manner that makes everyone with a different sexual orientation, seem like a threat to them, and their children and society at large, which is the basis of discrimination.

People fear that which they are ignorant of, fear most, which are things which they can not, choose not to understand.

When everyone is equal, they can be no basis for bullying, thugs bashing GLBTQ people.

Only with understanding comes enlightenment, and with that understanding comes patience and tolerance.

This is a point which you make quite plain in your profile: You stated "we are all seperate,but 2gether,lets try harder to live in peace." Your words verbatim.

It is not my my intention to use your own words against you, but I wish to use your words to see why Marriage equality matters. And why it must become a reality for everyone person who wishes to, marry the person they love, and that no one can or should deny them that common civil right.

civil rightsplural of civ·il rights
The rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.

But this is what can and may happen if we are not equal members of society.

Published on Sep 10, 2012 by TheYoungTurks

"...last week Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out in favor of gay marriage. That raised the ire of Maryland politician Emmet C. Burns, who wrote a strongly-worded letter to the owner of the Baltimore Ravens, insisting that Ayanbadejo be prohibited from speaking his views. That didn't sit well with Kluwe, so he posted an open letter to Burns...".* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur break it down on The Young Turks. http://youtu.be/aEwgd0EYd60

"Gay Rights Are Human Rights" Speech by Secretary Clinton




-Gay is a Sin. Its Immoral. Its Wrong-


In America, there is suppose to be a separation of Church and State.

The Constitution of the United States Audiobook


This is better then the above.

Constitution Lecture 9: Separation of Church and State


Please do not click on the links if you do not have a DSL or faster connection because they will or may not work on a dial up connection.

You are loved you are special and uniquely different then everyone else and you have the right to be yourself.

Since you are young, you may not know how far gays have come:

So do you really want society to think of and treat us like this?

Boys Beware (Classic homophobic film) Anti-Homosexual Propaganda



Is this really what a "Christian" is?

Westboro Baptist Protest March 13, 2012


No one can read a book that is close, nor can teach anybody anything unless they, themselves are willing and want to learn what ever the subject matter may be.

In Closing this we can not forget comes from a intolerant society and world.

In some countries gays are put to death just because they are gay.

Iran (My Thoughts on this SERIOUS TOPIC) 2 IRAN GAY TEENS HANGED IN PUBLIC http://youtu.be/Drxit6-U_z0

Sad execution of gay men in Iran:


Bullying/Gay Teen Suicides Tribute — 2010


I wish you peace and love and a really long life.


fair enough..but i still think mans "laws" in some cases are wayward,including in other countries where gays are killed,mans laws are all over the place,all different.others can have thier own opinions,good,im one of them who say NO to gay marraige,just doesnt seem right.


Idk if Mr. Hayden Ford is gay or not. But it seems to me that if he were, he wouldnt want to be treated differently than others. There are ppl on here that aren't gay but want gays to hear their views. Not say he's one of them. Ijs
I'm interested in knowing why he thinks gay marriage is so wrong? I just don't know why anyone would want to be discriminated against. Even if he didn't exercise his right. Why would he not want his rights? Hmm


i am gay,and i feel in my heart that 2men/women getting married is just not the way for the human race to go..we all have our own opinions and thats cool,we are all different,its just my opinion,no big deal,if every person on this earth wanted thier rights to have what they want..well...then this world would surely go kookoos..lol.and being gay doesnt mean i have to agree with all other gays and to what they want.have a great day.

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