Thursday, October 23, 2008

Catholic Biden Opposes Proposition 8

Not a suprise for me, still a disappointment.

Biden Opposes Proposition 8

Democratic vice-presidential presidential candidate Joe Biden declared last year, “One of my avocations is theology.”

But as with the issue of abortion, the Catholic politician is earning failing grades regarding his comprehension of Church teachings about the nature of marriage.

Appearing Oct. 20 on lesbian comedienne Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show, Biden said “that if I lived in California, I would vote against Proposition 8.”

The Catholic League concisely summed up how Biden’s opposition to Proposition 8 — which would amend the California state constitution to define marriage as only between one man and one woman — contradicts the basic responsibilities of a Catholic politician.

“Proposition 8 is a civil initiative that would secure marriage as an institution that is exclusively between a man and a woman, and Joe Biden told Ellen DeGeneres that he is opposed to that measure,” Catholic League president Bill Donohue said in an Oct. 20 press release. “In other words, Biden did not tell the truth in his debate with Sarah Palin. He cannot logically be opposed to both gay marriage and Proposition 8, but that is exactly what he is trying to get away with. More important, Biden is openly defying both the pope and the bishops.

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