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By Diogenes (articles) | Nov 16, 2006

The opening lines of an article about the bishops' pastoral statement, from the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

The Catholic Church isn't asking homosexuals to do anything that isn't also required of unmarried heterosexuals, say several Richmond-area Catholics.

"I'm a widower, and I don't have sex," said Tom McGranahan, a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church on Three Chopt Road. "The only way the church allows sex is in marriage between a man and a woman."

McGranahan's observation isn't novel, but when was the last time you saw a comparably contrarian view expressed 1) in an ordinary city newspaper, 2) in an article on a hot news topic, and 3) not buried deep in the "need some quote from supporter" zone?

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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  • Posted by: New Sister - Sep. 01, 2010 3:26 PM ET USA

    If UK does this, the MSM would have to retract 89% of its "pedophelia" accusations against the Church.

  • Posted by: Miss Cathy - Aug. 31, 2010 11:16 PM ET USA

    Hey, if it doesn't pick Glenn Beck's pocket or break his legs, why not?

  • Posted by: - Aug. 31, 2010 3:53 PM ET USA

    Peter Tatchell may want to check with Canada where they just succeeded in raising the age of consent from 14 to 16 to reduce Canada's image as a sex trafficking mecca for the exploitation of children. What do you think his views are on spanking? On second thought, never mind.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 31, 2010 8:04 AM ET USA

    It would also greatly reduce his reasons for wanting the Pope arrested, or whatever else it is he's calling for.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 31, 2010 7:29 AM ET USA

    The vultures are flying, the vultures are flying!