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Selling gayness

February 13, 2014

Dear editor: So to capture the bottom line in Fr. Neff’s letter about “selling gayness” - only in the manufactured world of advertising do “normal-looking gay people” do “normal things....

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WarrenitegoneWest

Feb-14-14 8:52 AM

So, Fr. John, if you are not literally, "In your pulpit" you can use any other medium to violate the 501(c)3 code that grants your church tax exemption? Most of the priests I know are priests 24/7, so when you use your office of pastor to post your very un-Christ-like judgment on this conservative rag, WTO, you are still violating that code.

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WarrenitegoneWest

Feb-14-14 8:52 AM

So, Fr. John, if you are not literally, "In your pulpit" you can use any other medium to violate the 501(c)3 code that grants your church tax exemption? Most of the priests I know are priests 24/7, so when you use your office of pastor to pass your very un-Christ-like judgment on this conservative rag, WTO, you are still violating that code.

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archaeo1

Feb-13-14 9:25 PM

The man isn't really a priest, this is satire.. A real priest would not forfeit his credibility by commenting on a subject in a forum like this. lets be real the guy is just playing with you...pardon the pun.

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FatherJohn

Feb-13-14 5:52 PM

I am not criticizing that group. My letter, in fact, commended their marketing. When it comes to the teachings of the Church on marriage, it is not political but rather a moral/social issue with ramifications.

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FatherJohn

Feb-13-14 11:30 AM

WarrenitegoneWest: If you have ever attended Mass where I am stationed, you would not have heard "politics from the pulpit" I preach the gospel and apply it to daily life whether social or moral. I work hard to respect my people even those who disagree with me. Can you say the same about someone you have not even met?

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FatherJohn

Feb-13-14 11:24 AM

Re: Fran Leto's letter. This marketing approach and the use of the term "normal" comes right out of the playbook of the Human Rights Campaign, the advocacy group of the LGBT community. You just don't get it.

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BrookP

Feb-13-14 10:47 AM

Yay, Playball!

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PlayBall

Feb-13-14 10:29 AM

BrookP ~ We agree!

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BrookP

Feb-13-14 9:16 AM

So you can tell someone is "normal" by the way they look. Please. Being gay IS normal. It may not be the statistical majority, but it IS normal, as in it occurs naturally in the natural world. Homosexuality is present in many species of the world. That is a fact. Please educate yourself.

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st0newa11

Feb-13-14 8:54 AM

Where did politics come into his letter? It spoke of a social issue.

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WarrenitegoneWest

Feb-13-14 8:42 AM

Fr. Neff is exhibits 1-1,000,000 in the argument for taxing the Church. The fact that he uses the pulpit to spout all of his political and other nonsense speaks volumes as to his disrespect for the people he is supposdly shepherding, not to mention the Church's 501(c)3 status. Sorry anyone has to be subject to his political agenda masquerading as priestly ministry.

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