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Catholic Former Lt. Gov. backs same-sex marriage
WBAL ^ | Aug 9, 2012 | news

Posted on 08/09/2012 6:28:13 AM PDT by kevcol



BALTIMORE - One of Maryland's most recognizable yet seldom-seen politicians publicly entered the same-sex marriage debate Tuesday.

Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend made a rare public appearance to rally Catholics to uphold Maryland's same-sex marriage law at the polls. She urged Catholics, who are a major voting block, to buck church policy.

"I learned from the nuns to love one another and that that was the most important commandment," she said, finding a way to reconcile her Catholic faith with her support of the idea.

The daughter of civil rights stalwart Robert Kennedy said the law does gel with her faith.

"Marriage equality is really consistent -- deeply consistent -- with what the Catholic Church over 2,000 years has tried to teach," Kennedy Townsend said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wbaltv.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: catholics; cinos; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; kathleentownsend; kennedyfamily; md2012; religiousleft
Homosexual Marriage is 0/31 when put to the ballot. 4 states (incl MD) are voting on it this Fall. I firmly believe it will be 0/35 on Nov. 7th thanks in part to 0bamao and the gay mafia shoving this perverted garbage in the face of Americans for the past year. Now that their true intentions (embrace,acceptance,power,intimidation and privilege) are clear to those who thought they just wanted "tolerance" - the tables are turning.
1 posted on 08/09/2012 6:28:27 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

“From the beginning God made the male and female”. - Jesus, the Wedding at Cana when he defined the Sacrament


2 posted on 08/09/2012 6:31:36 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: kevcol

The Kennedys have been the biggest Trojan Horse and national embarrassment to the Catholic faith and honest abiding Catholics in this country.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 6:32:16 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: massgopguy

BTW, ALL KENNEDYS SUCK!!!!!


4 posted on 08/09/2012 6:32:42 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: kevcol

If I were Satan, I’d disguise my evil intent with love and compassion. We’re going down boys and girls. We lose our morals, we lose everything.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 6:33:30 AM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: kevcol
Complete the sentence:

Turning to a Kennedy for moral/religious guidance is like ...

6 posted on 08/09/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: kevcol

Did the Pope pass away overnight and the College of Cardinals elect her?


7 posted on 08/09/2012 6:34:54 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: kevcol

The nuns that instructed the Kennedys in matters of morality must be very proud. i


8 posted on 08/09/2012 6:35:03 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: LibFreeUSA

This is the nonsense that happens when the bishops fail to do their duty.It may have been unpleasant but public heretics be they nuns, abortion loving Democrat politicians and their ilk should have been excommunicated ala Henry VIII long ago.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 6:36:27 AM PDT by allendale
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To: kevcol

Her day of judgement will be a surprise.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 6:37:25 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: kevcol

Cardinal Donna Wuerl will not be heard from, regarding this witch’s reception of Communion.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 6:38:53 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: glennaro

. . . turning to Paul Krugman for economic advice?


12 posted on 08/09/2012 6:39:17 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: kevcol

I keep hearing Catholics backing ssm but are they practicing believing Catholics. Look at the politicians that claim to be Christian that back ssm. They just arent letting religion get in their way. that tells me that they wont let religion get in the way of cuttim my throat/


13 posted on 08/09/2012 6:39:33 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: kevcol

It’s a Kennedy, what can one expect.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 6:40:01 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: LibFreeUSA

It’s time to sever the Kennedys from the Catholic Church. They are a scandal. Bishop Lori, newly appointed by Pope Benedict just might have to make it happen.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 6:40:01 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: kevcol
Another Kennedy thinking the world revolves around all things Kennedy.

And just when I think it is time for a new tagline, along comes another Kennedy spouting inane drivel.

16 posted on 08/09/2012 6:41:48 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Procyon

Liberals, regardless of their religions, are liberals first.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 6:43:07 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: LibFreeUSA

Ahh but money talks doesn’t it .


18 posted on 08/09/2012 6:43:43 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: kevcol

Liberals don’t let little things like homosexuality come between them and their God.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 6:44:44 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: kevcol
"I learned from the nuns to love one another and that that was the most important commandment,"

Ummm. Which commandment is 'love one another'? It must be the 12th, because the 11th is 'Thou shalt not whine'.
20 posted on 08/09/2012 6:46:47 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: All

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21 posted on 08/09/2012 6:46:57 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kevcol

Nothing better than a Kennedy holding forth on marriage. And especially the dumb as a box of rocks KKT. (If anyone knows of video of her half time interview during the Ravens Super Bowl appearance several years ago I’d love a link for verification of her incoherent ramblings—”It was SO exciting! First they scored a FOOTBALL and then we scored a FOOTBALL.”)


22 posted on 08/09/2012 6:50:37 AM PDT by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: kevcol

“I learned from the nuns to love one another and that that was the most important commandment,” she said...”

Hmmm....

When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees they came up to him in a body, and one of them, an expert in the Law, put this test-question: “Master, what are we to consider the Law’s greatest commandment?”

Jesus answered him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’. This is the first and great commandment. And there is a second like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself’. The whole of the Law and the Prophets depends on these two commandments.” - Matt 22

Love God first, “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind”. Only THEN is it acceptable to love your neighbor.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 6:50:58 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: txrefugee
I learned from the nuns to love one another and that that was the most important commandment,"

I learned from Nuns to watch one's thoughts and behavior for all kinds of sin, obey the Lord, and chastise the sinner, lest your and their eternal soul be in jeopardy.

24 posted on 08/09/2012 6:53:18 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: allendale
This is the nonsense that happens when the bishops fail to do their duty.

Agreed. I don't know when it started, many say Vatican II, but Catholics have gone squishy on almost everything. What happened to the bloodthirsty Crusaders who ravaged the middle east in the name of Christ? Those are the Catholics with whom I want to associate!

Excommunication needs to come back IN FORCE. Want to be a Catholic? Follow the doctrine. There's no swaying from the Bible when it comes to fealty to Christ.

25 posted on 08/09/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: kevcol

The kindest assumption would be that she is out of her mind.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 6:57:07 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us and on the whole world.)
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To: davius
"LOVE = LOVE"

--Jerry Sandusky

27 posted on 08/09/2012 7:00:10 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us and on the whole world.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Why is it that the catholic priest/bishops know full well the positions of these politicians and have proof via legislative record.....yet still administer the Holy elements to them during communion?

I’m puzzled.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 7:01:00 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: allendale
This is the nonsense that happens when the bishops fail to do their duty.

Well, you have a number of choices in the matter, Cushing, Madeiros, or Law.

All failed to do their duties, in more ways than in just failing to deal, RCC-wise, with the Kennedys.

29 posted on 08/09/2012 7:10:49 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: LibFreeUSA

Dear Kathleen Kennedy:

“Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? There shall be more hope of a fool than of him.”

Prov 26:12


30 posted on 08/09/2012 7:16:37 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: kevcol

She’s about as Catholic as the fleas on my neighbor’s dog are Catholic.


31 posted on 08/09/2012 7:30:47 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: massgopguy

Except for the Shriver part.


32 posted on 08/09/2012 7:39:09 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: servantboy777

yet still administer the Holy elements to them during communion?

First of all. The person taking communion is committing a sin (mortal at that). The Priest gives the person the freedom to commit the sin. We are a free country. Even free to commit sin.


33 posted on 08/09/2012 7:41:32 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator

Clergy is also obligated to treat the body and blood with the utmost respect.

There is a responsibility on both sides. If a priest knows full well the elements will be desecrated, he should withhold.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 8:02:45 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: kevcol

And heretics like this will remain in “good standing” with her “church.” Well, I can do without a “church” like that.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 8:33:30 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN

“Marriage equality is really consistent — deeply consistent — with what the Catholic Church over 2,000 years has tried to teach,” Kennedy Townsend said.

Now I myself am NOT Catholic, but I can still tell that
this statement is total absurdity. Whatever pronouncements that the Catholic Church has made on homosexuality over the last 2000 years, I am sure that NONE of them even mentioned the possibility of a man being wedded to another man or a woman to another woman.

If the Church condemns homosexuality and regards it as a sin, how in the world is marriage equality consistent with such teachings?


36 posted on 08/09/2012 9:41:42 AM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile never dies.'')
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To: LibFreeUSA

Thank you. Perfectly said.

Sorry to say they have made whole careers out of just basically desecrating the sacraments, mocking Holy Mother Church and profaning the faith in general as it served their purpose and their purse.

Say what you will, but Rose Kennedy was well catechized and quite devout, alone in her faith among the family, but for Eunice who also remained stubbornly prolife all her life. Both women were out of step with the times and their family. I pray for Rose and certainly Ted on occasion. A tragic family really, with influence unfortunately.


37 posted on 08/09/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: kevcol

When referring to Kennedys and their religion, the word “Catholic” should always be placed in quotes.


38 posted on 08/09/2012 7:06:15 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kevcol; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Dingbat strikes again!

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


39 posted on 08/09/2012 9:50:59 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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