Martyrdom for a line?
By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | 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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