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Martyrdom for a line?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Aug 02, 2003

That eminent theologian, Sen. John Kerry, has announced that the Pope "crossed the line" with the new Vatican document on same-sex marriage.

Now you might be wondering what line the Pope crossed. Sen. Kerry is ready with an answer, citing the highest possible authority: "President Kennedy drew that line very clearly in 1960 and I believe that we need to stand up for that line today."

The Vatican cites the Bible, and calls upon Christians to defend marriage and human life. Kerry cites a Kennedy campaign speech, and calls upon Christians to defend... a line.

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 06, 2003 6:52 AM ET USA

    Separation is bad metaphysics. If separation of church and state is good politics, separation of the heart from the brain must be good medicine.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Aug. 03, 2003 10:36 PM ET USA

    Perhaps he can also cite Ted's experience with Mary Jo in a cold river many years ago. Which line was drawn in that case?

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Aug. 03, 2003 11:28 AM ET USA

    A power struggle??? How amusing. John's brother T should have been excommunicated twenty years ago. Does Kerry believe in a Devil and a real Hell??? I doubt it. But if he is not careful he will when he gets there! May God have mercy. JP

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