“When Dominique Venner killed himself with a shotgun blast to the head inside Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral (indeed, it seems, within the sanctuary itself) he desecrated that great church. If it turns out that Venner killed himself in protest over France’s new ‘gay marriage’ law, then, besides condemning the classical scandal his deed produced, one may further observe that all he really accomplished was to make opponents of ‘gay marriage’ look like kooks, and to deprive, for a time, the faithful of France of a particularly powerful place of worship from which to ask God’s help in preserving the natural and holy institution of marriage in their nation. Only the Evil One would take pleasure in that.” – Edward Peters, US legal advisor to the Vatican and father of NOM’s Thomas Peters.
The boy denied throwing it and says he was protecting her.
They are so very wrong. And if you choose to stay a catholic…..well, your choice.
A directive from the American catholic Conference of Bishops….
“For the first time in our nation’s history, the Supreme Court is considering two cases about whether ornot marriage should be redefined to include two persons of the same sex. These cases involve the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, both of which define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.The Court is expected to rule on both cases by the end of June. A broad negative ruling could redefine marriage in the law throughout the entire country, becoming the ‘Roe v. Wade’ of marriage.
“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has joined with many other organizations in urging the Supreme Court to uphold both DOMA and Proposition 8 and thereby to recognize the essential, irreplaceable contribution that husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, make to society, and especially to children.” – From the “pray and fast for life, marriage, and religious liberty” bulletin that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has ordered to be distributed at services. Hit the link to read the bulletin in full. (Via Good As You)
I don’t watch the cruel show, but if I did I would boycott it after this weak move.
Gibson and Mantegna were reportedly the first to be close to signing on for the new season; Moore’s negotiations were said to go on longer, and Vangsness and Cook rejected their offers and banded together to seek salaries closer to that of their male co-stars.
According to the site, all five have signed new two-year deals with the crime drama; though Cook and Vangsness did not achieve pay equal to the Criminal men, they did receive serious raises.
Findings taken from numerous research projects strongly indicate that prejudice, racism and intolerance are more likely to be present in individuals with greater cognitive rigidity, less cognitive flexibility and lower integrative complexity.
No surprise there.
Despite their important implications for interpersonal behaviors and relations, cognitive abilities have been largely ignored as explanations of prejudice.
We proposed and tested mediation models in which lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice, an effect mediated through the endorsement of right-wing ideologies (social conservatism, right-wing authoritarianism) and low levels of contact with out-groups.
In an analysis of two large-scale, nationally representative United Kingdom data sets (N = 15,874), we found that lower general intelligence (g) in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology.
A secondary analysis of a U.S. data set confirmed a predictive effect of poor abstract-reasoning skills on antihomosexual prejudice, a relation partially mediated by both authoritarianism and low levels of intergroup contact. All analyses controlled for education and socioeconomic status.