Nothing has changed, that church will not change, 5 examples of his thinking…..
1. A Senate vote on gay marriage is a destructive pretension against the plan of God
From a letter to the Carmelite Sisters of Buenos Aires on the perils of marriage equality:
“Let’s not be naïve, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”
2. Gay marriage will destroy the family
More from the same letter to the four monasteries of Argentina:
“The Argentine people will face a situation whose outcome can seriously harm the family… At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children.
3. Gay parenting is a rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts
“At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts.”
4. The political struggle against marriage equality is war
“The bill will be discussed in the Senate after July 13. Look at San Jose, Maria, Child and ask them [to] fervently defend Argentina’s family at this time. [Be reminded] what God told his people in a time of great anguish: ‘This war is not yours but God’s.’ May they succor, defend and join God in this war.”
5. Gay adoption is discrimination against children
According to the National Catholic Reporter, Francis called gay adoption a form of “discrimination against children.” A comment that resulted in a public rebuke from Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who said that Francis’ remarks suggested “medieval times and the Inquisition.”
Best TV show in yonks, so camp.
The musical-drama Empire this Wednesday drew 10.3 million total viewers and a 4.0 demo rating, rising 4 percent and two tenths from its already-strong debut.
As his latest trilogy of work débuts on Channel 4, Russell T Davies is already onto his next project – which tell the story of a group of gay men during the 80s AIDS epidemic.
Cucumber, Banana and Tofu have just been released on Channel 4, E4 and online, and will in 2016 be followed by ‘The Boys’, which he describes as his most autobiographical yet.
While the drama hasn’t been written or cast yet, Davies said it will focus on a group of gay men, as well as one character who campaigned to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com, Davies said: “It’s partly looking back on your life, it’s partly because of my boyfriend [who has been seriously ill] I have been staring mortality in the face.
“I want to go into the bedsits – it’s called The Boys because it’s about the boys. And they will tell the stories of it, because there is a lot to say about it.
“I think we are reaching a bit of a generational thing where men like me in their 50s are looking back and realising how shocking it all was. We all ran away from it. I ran away from it.”
Going on, Davies said only few gay men went out on picket lines, and were rarely “waving banners and placards”.
“I mean that for myself. I didn’t go on marches. We didn’t quite believe it was happening.
“I had friends who died and I didn’t go to their funerals. I didn’t even write to their mothers. I was young and stupid and I just carried on. And I am ashamed. And I wonder why. Which is why I want to write this. Things you want to write just rise up in you.”
Renowned poker legend Phil Ivey has hardly had five minutes to himself recently after seeing his name splashed across the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
In the latest scandal to rock the 38-year-old, it has now emerged that Ivey has been approved for a licence to open his own medical marijuana dispensary by the Las Vegas City Council.
It’s certainly a controversial move for the 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, who has received his fair share of negative press recently. It’s unclear at this time as to whether or not Ivey will enter the medical marijuana industry, but he could certainly do with not having a stigma attached to his name, particularly given his recent court appearance.
In October, Ivey filed legal action against Genting Casinos (an affiliate of the Crockfords Club, based in London’s Mayfair.) The star had flown to London and was seen taking part in an alternative form of popular card game Baccarat known as Punto Blanco. After making a huge £1 million stake, Ivey soon won a further £7 million and was told that his money would be wired over to him electronically once he returned to the States.
However, on arrival, he was disheartened to discover he only received back his original £1 million stake. He swiftly took the casino operators to court, but his mission was not to be successful.
Representatives at Genting Casinos argued that they would not award winnings to ‘cheaters’, alleging that Ivey’s little-known technique, known as ‘edge-sorting,’ was not legal within the casino. The practice involves looking for imperfections on cards to make a mental note of which cards have already been used, and is generally frowned upon by many casinos.
The judge handling the case ruled in favour of Genting Casinos, stating: “This is, in my view, cheating in the name of civil law.” Ivey was disheartened at the verdict and has told fans that he would never cheat, insisting that his “integrity was far more important than a big win.”
Ivey has since been keeping himself happy by winning huge bucks in online casinos, which have previously contributed to his multi-million dollar fortune. Doubtless the star’s success has helped to make sites like http://www.gamingclub.com/au more appealing, but it is perhaps slightly worrying to parents out there who may fear that the star’s most recent actions could tempt their children into vices more dangerous than online casinos, if marujuana is proved to be dangerous.
A licence to sell pot may be an altogether different career path for Ivey, and indeed, a legal one for the star, however he needs to look at the bigger picture and think about just how many people he is influencing.