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Category: Gay marriage
September 29, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Gay marriage: The Catholic Church isn’t the ‘author’ of norms

Syndicated columnist Frank Bruni skips over the real question when he charges the church for “punishing a same-sex couple for formalizing a relationship that was already obvious, as these men’s partnership was [“When ‘I do’ means you’re done in the Catholic Church,” Opinion, Sept. 24]. Are all interpersonal relationships really “marriages” simply awaiting…


Comments | More in Catholic Church, Gay marriage | Topics: Frank Bruni, gay marriage, Peter D. Beaulieu

September 28, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Gay marriage: The church is being hypocritical

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black [“When ‘I do’ means you’re done in the Catholic Church,” Opinion, Sept. 24]. The Roman Catholic Church has a lot to answer for going back throughout history and in recent times. For 30 years, two men lived together and shared their lives together. No one raised…


Comments | More in Catholic Church, Gay marriage | Topics: gay marriage, Leo Shillong, Roman Catholic Church

April 1, 2014 at 6:04 AM

World Vision: The organizations’ ‘Komen’ moment

Shame on World Vision for selling its soul to the hypocritical Christian bigots with money [“World Vision’s reversal on marriage policy for gay workers is start of a conversation,” Opinion Northwest, March 28]. I have always looked upon it positively until now. The golden rule should have remained in place treating married gay couples…


Comments | More in Gay marriage | Topics: Christianity, Julia Wood, World Vision

March 28, 2014 at 6:04 AM

World Vision: Between God and money, money talks

Apparently, prayer can lead you astray. In reversing its decision to allow the hiring of people in same sex marriages, World Vision’s board dropped a decision that they had discussed and “prayed upon for years,” instead concluding they must “stand by our belief and view of traditional marriage.” [“World Vision retracts decision to…


Comments | More in Gay marriage | Topics: Daniel Morris, gay marriage, World Vision

March 10, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Eastside Catholic: Homosexuality not against Catholic teachings

I was struck by the mischaracterization of Catholic doctrine by Eastside Catholic’s legal team in its attempt to defend the firing of Mark Zmuda [“Court battle next in ouster of Eastside Catholic educator,” Local News, March 6]. It stated “to employ a person married to someone of the same sex [is] a violation of…


Comments | More in Catholic Church, Gay marriage | Topics: Eastside Catholic, gay marriage, homosexuality

February 12, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Gay marriage: A good move by Attorney General Eric Holder

It is refreshing to see that as a society we are moving beyond our obsession with social issues. And it’s even more refreshing moving in the direction of acceptance and respect for the fact that people do not fit in one limited category, and that they are as diverse as the natural environment that surrounds…


Comments | More in Gay marriage | Topics: Eric Holder, gay marriage, George Whitaker

January 21, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Eastside Catholic: School had no choice but to fire Zmuda

I just read The Seattle Times article “Church doctrine, gay marriage colliding in Catholic workplaces” [Local News, Jan. 14]. I was a principal in the Catholic schools in Western Washington for 12 years and superintendent of the Catholic schools from 1989 to 1994. Therefore, I know the workings of the system. Even though…


Comments | More in Catholic Church, Gay marriage | Topics: Eastside Catholic, gay marriage, Mark Zmuda

January 13, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Eastside Catholic: Is gay marriage or Zmuda’s firing against church teachings?

Zmuda’s firing is a travesty on the teachings of Christ

I am writing to express my support for reinstating Mark Zmuda as vice principal at Eastside Catholic High School [“Reinstate Mark Zmuda at Eastside Catholic High School, Opinion, Jan. 3”].

Many churches have lost their vision and understanding of Missio Dei (God’s Mission).


Comments | More in Gay marriage | Topics: Eastside Catholic, Mark Zmuda

December 26, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Gay marriage: ‘Duck Dynasty’ and Eastside Catholic


This undated image released by A&E shows brothers Silas “Uncle Si” Robertson, left, and Phil Robertson from the popular series “Duck Dynasty.” Phil Robertson was suspended for disparaging comments he made to GQ magazine about gays. (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

It appears that the cultural leaders promoting the propaganda myth about the majority of Americans endorsing gay marriage have been dealt a setback from the “Duck Dynasty” controversy [“Reality has it risks,” Opinion, Dec. 26].

Proponents of the myth have used it to foster a sense of cultural superiority to oppress anyone who dares to take a different view. I’ve repeatedly exposed the myth as both false and intentionally manipulative.


Comments | More in Gay marriage | Topics: Duck Dynasty, Eastside Catholic, gay marriage

December 23, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Eastside Catholic: More reader responses from both sides of the debate

The majority of emails and letters we received over the weekend concerned the dismissal of gay vice principal Mark Zmuda. Here are 3 reader submissions:

The real outrage at Eastside Catholic High School is not the firing of the vice principal, it is the lack of moral formation shown in the rallies [“Thanks to the Students of Eastside Catholic,” Opinion, Dec. 20, 2013].

This is a common problem. That is why the pope called for a new evangelism. The Ten Commandments are binding on all people. Christians are not to be conformed to the world. The idea that the church needs to change to conform to the world violates scripture.


Comments | More in Gay marriage, Gay rights | Topics: Catholic, Eastside Catholic, Mark Zmuda

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