A couple of items in from and about the wrong side:
First up: Roman Catholic bishops in Massachusetts have ganged up to oppose the state’s highest court’s ruling declaring the gay-marriage ban illegal. In a letter read to Catholics at Masses all over Massachusetts today, Boston Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley and Bishops Thomas Dupre, Daniel P. Reilly and George Coleman called same-sex marriage a “national tragedy” that could “erode even further the institution of marriage.”
I don’t know — I think divorce, adultery, abuse, and sexism are eroding the institution pretty well all by themselves.
The bellyaching bishops also whined that the Supreme Judicial Court’s mid-May deadline for state lawmakers to make Massachusetts marriage laws comply with its ruling is too rushed, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Meaning, it doesn’t leave the right-wing enough time to amend the state constitution, which would take until 2006 to achieve. The clerics are urging anti-gay Catholics “to contact the governor and their state legislators to urge them to find a way to give our citizens more time to deal with this issue.”
Let’s hope there are decent Catholics who learned a thing or two from the Roman Catholic Church child sex-abuse scandal — for instance, that they can stand up and say no when denominational leaders ask them to act immorally.
And in Boob Tube Land: “The Reagans,” the TV movie depicting the rotten right-wing president and his dysfunctional family, hits cable pay channel Showtime tonight. You may recall that the film was slated to air on the CBS broadcast network until the wussy network brass caved in to right-wing Republican complaints. Early reviews of the flick are in from the Washington Post and the New York Times.
If anyone is planning on watching the movie, please consider videotaping it. No doubt there are many curious viewers who don’t have cable and, thanks to right-wing ridiculousness, have been denied the opportunity to make up their own minds about the film.
OK, this is neither right-wing nor ridiculous, but as it involves the issue of same-sex marriage and we just heard a peabrained view on that topic, I thought I would share this here — especially because some right-wing foolishness is involved:
The very intelligent Noli Irritare Leones offers some thoughtful pieces on same-sex marriage and the phenomenon of civil union and domestic partnership as well as on the debate over whether kids can thrive with a same-sex couple as parents. The second linked piece features a Marriage Debate query by David Bianco, conservative-leaning writer and founder of gay-press news organization Q Syndicate. Bianco is no longer with Q Syndicate, and says he is no longer gay, which is OK if he is happy. But his question leads me to a question of my own: How come when people give up gay sex, they suddenly become anti-homosexual? Bianco is exhibiting right-wing ridiculousness, if you ask me.