Report Card # 19 on Bill Press’s Book (V.I.P.)
How the Republicans Stole Christmas
[Posted July 22/11 on cinops be gone] Sun., Dec. 9, 2007---Sat., May 13, 2006- Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
Chapter 5- Gays and Lesbians are God’s Children, Too
We continue to probe the mind of the Catholic in Name Only Politician. On the couch we have CINOP Bill Press and the Bible in his own words.
“… Most Americans believe that Scripture, in both the Old and New Testaments, clearly tells us that homosexuality is wrong, sinful, unacceptable, and immoral….
A careful examination of Scripture – even those passages most often quoted as anti-gay – reveals that not only is the Bible less condemning of homosexuality than we were always taught, but that the Bible can actually be interpreted as either silent about, or supportive of, monogamous gay relationships...Most biblical scholars today agree that the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is not about homosexuality, but rather about hospitality…. As Christian editor Inge Anderson wrote in Sins of Sodom, ‘ To suggest that Sodom and Gomorra is about homosexual sex is an analysis of about as much worth as suggesting that the story of Jonah and the whale is a treatise on fishing.’ 157, 160, 161
Apostle Paul’s anguish over sex and the use of the phrase ‘thorn in my flesh’ is a sign that Paul himself was a closeted gay man – which of course would be the ultimate, but not impossible irony…. Paul was clearly a man of his time. In his writings, he reflects all the presuppositions and patriarchal assumptions – anti-woman, antigay, pro-slavery – of a first-century mind-set. 163
Indeed, had gay marriage not been on the ballot in Ohio, Bush would probably not have been reelected…. Morality is on the side of same-sex marriage, and not against it. You tell me: despite the fact that Pope John Paul II branded gay marriage as part of a ‘new ideology of evil’, what’s immoral about two people in love entering into a lifelong, committed, monogamous relationship? 166
If it’s wrong to say that the bible condemns same sex marriages, it’s also wrong to insist that marriage has always been between one man and one woman – and therefore must always remain that way. The facts simply don’t support it…. Polygamy, Augustine wrote, ‘is not contrary to the nature of marriage.’ 169
Nevertheless, as more and more courts are confirming, there are zero constitutional grounds for the state to deny the privilege and benefits of marriage to gays and lesbians…. It’s only a matter of time. Gays are already winning the cultural war…. It’s not surprising that gays and lesbians hold a gay pride parade every June in most American cities: they’ve got a lot to be proud of…. The next month there was another milestone. The government of Spain, a predominately Roman Catholic country, ignored the church’s opposition and took the first steps to legalize gay marriage. 172, 173
From the above and last 18 letters, you can understand why the CINOP is a very dangerous politician. He is absolutely a Trojan horse not only within the Catholic Church but within the American Republic. In matters pertaining to one’s Catholic faith and the Church’s Catechism, he is a fraud. Historically, we had these types in Germany and Italy. In my district, there are two running. Hopefully, one of them will have a conversion. CINOP, thy name is Fraud.
(Check out Blog – Cinops Be Gone about Bill’s book in the last 9 weekends.)
George H. Kubeck, 5-13-06, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima