Martyrdom for a line?
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