NC Bishops Disappointed With President Obama's Take On Proposed Marriage Amendment

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's two Roman Catholic bishops say they're disappointed with President Obama's opposition to a constitutional amendment on the May ballot that makes clear gay marriage is unlawful in the state.

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Raleigh diocese and Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte said in a prepared statement it was regrettable the president characterized the proposed amendment as a question of discrimination late last week.

The church leaders said Tuesday that Catholics support marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and that children have the right to a father and a mother in their lives as they grow. They pointed out the Catholic Church recognizes the personal dignity and equal worth of everyone.

The bishops urged others voters to support the May 8 amendment.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM
    Didn't Obama have a male lover? I read on the internet that he did at one point. Google and see for yourself.
  • by k on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:03 AM
    You know what im sick of people who are gay getting pit down like they have a disease!!!! They are real people just like people who are straight!!! Ive had enough people that are straight are not the only decent people in this world!!!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:26 AM in reply to k
      Yes, Homosexuals do have a mental disease, better known as being invaded by demon spirits.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM in reply to
        Should they be exercised by a priest?
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:46 AM in reply to k
      Well, if you are sick of it, google "treatment for gays". If you want them to have a normal life, there is help out there rather than them living with the disease. We have been sold that this is normal, however, its a disease no different than drug addition, just ask a smoker how hard it is for them. If you care, you will help them.
  • by k on Mar 23, 2012 at 03:27 AM
    You know what im sick of people who are gay getting pit down like they have a disease!!!! They are real people just like people who are straight!!! Ive had enough people that are straight are not the only decent people in this world!!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 23, 2012 at 05:47 AM in reply to k
      I am too. Tell them there is treatment available for them now before it is too late; http://www.casapalmera.com/articles/drug-treatment-for-gays-and-lesbians/
  • by supporttheamendment on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:33 PM
    Being someone who had there child taking out of there home cause the mother decided to walk out on me for a woman, I completely support the ban on gay marriages and hope NC never accepts it.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:21 AM in reply to supporttheamendment
      She would have left you any way.....
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        by Jimmy Jack on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM in reply to
        That's the truth. That's also bad parenting and it happens all the time be it a heterosexual or homosexual affair.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 06:12 AM in reply to supporttheamendment
      Maybe she realised you were a bigot and new for the childs future it was best to sever ties with you.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Mar 22, 2012 at 03:51 AM
    Why are the Bishops upset? Im sure most of them are in some dark back room corner molesting some small child after service anyway.
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      by Latrellious Quintasha on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM in reply to Lavon
      Your comments are invalid....That means they dont count/matter
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        by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:27 PM in reply to Latrellious Quintasha
        So it's perfectly fine for the Church to defend and hide child molesters and keep justice from being served?
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        by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM in reply to Latrellious Quintasha
        How is a verifiable scandal invalid? Your mind has created a self-serving bias and it appears you are in denial.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 at 03:30 AM
    I'm not disappointed cause I expect no less from Obumer....he's after all the minority votes he can get. Never mind that it isn't any of his business and he has more important things to focus on. I won't name them all since the list is too long but I'll start with UNEMPLOYMENT RATES!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM in reply to
      Try blaming the subprime mortgage market. I don't like Obama either but let's not be naive.
  • by The Truth on Mar 22, 2012 at 01:46 AM
    God made Adam & Eve....NOT Adam & Steve
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      by anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 at 07:10 AM in reply to The Truth
      God made Adam & Steve, too.
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        by The Truth on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM in reply to anonymous
        This comment has been deleted.
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          by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:31 PM in reply to The Truth
          I'll take that bet, considering that AIDs isn't just a magically created disease that can be magically spread. So yeah I'll take that bet. Also, I doubt you know this, but women are pole smokers too. I'll also bet that with such a small gene-pool you'll have tons of deformed children or children who have severe disabilities. That should be fun to deal with. Meanwhile the other 50 homosexuals will be partying it up. While you all starve to death because you're too stupid to exercise population control. Have fun.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:46 AM in reply to anonymous
        Well, let Adam and Steve know there is help for them; http://www.southcoastrecovery.com/gay_lesbian_treatment.html
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          by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:48 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Something funny about that site, I don't see any actual scientific studies about the effects of the treatment or if it actually works. Can you cite me a peer reviewed study as to effects?
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 23, 2012 at 05:45 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Well Anon poster, google "treatment for gays", there are 212 million hits....you ask the question, you do hte research. I do know of a guy that was successfully treated, however, he has aids now.
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          by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          You an find anything on the Internet. Literally anything.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:27 PM in reply to The Truth
      Then you're the byproduct of incest and rape.
  • by Grace Location: Mill Creek on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM
    How can one judge another's worth. I have read post in here by Christian's that make me want to cry. Jesus Christ died a painful death for whosoever that would confess with their mouth that He is their Savior. He told us to go and tell the good news. When are ppl going look beyond the flesh and see the spirit. God said in the old testment that it was wrong for men to be lovers of themself, not to lay with animals.. ect... GOD saw that man just could not bridge the cap that was made between GOD and MAN, So HE came down as the final lamb that was slain... He does not see the flesh only the spirit. He can't not look upon sin,,, In saying all this I so glad I serve a GOD that loves unconditionaly and HE ways are not our ways... Get over yourself and quit condemning ppl to Hell for a lifestyle perference. He looks at the heart.. He said in Heaven there is neither Male nor Female... We all have choices to make on this Journey and your choice is yours to stand before GOD. Do not take the rights of two people that fall in love away from them based on your bias... Also who on here has no sin in their life.. Preach , Grace and Jesus Christ.. HE DID IT and IT was Finished. I serve a just GOD and He just don't like you ppl not loving. GO in your closet and come out with your sins.. lol. YOU JUST Don't get IT. HE DID IT<< YOU didn't...
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      by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM in reply to Grace
      Jesus said to confess your sins, and also to go and sin no more. The government should not be in the business of promoting sin via homosexual marriage.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:50 PM in reply to
        They're in the business of allowing divorce, which is a sin. They're in the business of allowing greed, which is a sin. They're in the business of death, another sin. They're in the business of all manners of sin, so why is homosexual marriage the only one that matters?
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM
    I am done with you homophobies. I am going to play a game now with my wife. O, wait , what would that make me. I a woman, she a woman. Guess we both wives. Wife (1) and wife (2). Neither submissive to the other. O, life is great.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 09:28 PM
    Amen
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