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Thursday, 30 October 2008

The cost of hate

Catholics in the USA have given $200,000 to back next Tuesday’s ballot initiative that would change the California Constitution to outlaw same-sex marriage.

This has emerged from campaign finance records, according to SFGate, an online voice of the San Francisco Chronicle, which says:, a coalition that sponsored Proposition 8 [the proposal to change the State Constitution to ban same-sex marriage], reported the contribution to the California Secretary of State on Tuesday. The Washington-based conference represents the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States.

These evil homophobes have ganged up with leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Morons) and evangelical Christians, Catholic clergy and laity as “active participants in the coalition of religious groups working to pass the initiative”.

Donations totaling $1.4 million have made the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organisation, the largest institutional donor to the “Yes on 8” campaign.

What happened to the biblical edicts of “Love thy neighbour”? And “If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out”? And “Judge not lest ye be judged”?

But these primitives just don’t do compassion, equality and the love of humankind. Nope. Just a god that may or may not exist and a bunch of desiccated scriptures written by nomadic herders, whose ways are simply not relevant to today.

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