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Published: Wednesday, June 18 2014 6:40 a.m. MDT

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Ogden, UT

One problem -- the Archbishop isn't marching for marriage. He's marching to limit and deny marriage to people who have a right to marry, and his position is based on discrimination and animus. In his church service, he has every right to preach against certain marriages consisent with his church doctrine. That's his job. What he does not have the right to do is try to impose a religious position on a secular country. He is also trying to deny free agency. That's not a good position to take.

Woodland Hills, UT

Her arrogance seems boundless

Ogden, UT

Remember at the beginning of these debates, all the gay groups and supporters stated that they only wanted marriage equality. They stated that they were not going to go after religions and faiths. People knew that was a lie then, and Pelosi is showing that it is a lie now.

Murray, UT

"to silence anyone who disagrees with them"

Wrong, the opposition to SSM bases its arguments on false premises and deserves no platform with which to argue fundamentally ignorant assertions. Homosexuality is not a choice and proclamations to the contrary should be neither addressed nor encouraged. The issue of disagreement requires basic constraints, one of which being an honest attempt at deferring to the broad scientific consensus. Those opposing SSM aren't in need of opportunities for civil disagreement so much as a lesson in basic integrity.

Syracuse, UT

Interesting that a congresswoman is asking someone not to exercise their first amendmenet rights because it differs from her views.

Salt Lake City, UT

To This Beloved Archbishop: Please participate in the March for Marriage to show your support for this most basic unit of society. I totally agree with your statement:"While it is true that free speech can be used to offend others, it is not so much people exercising their right to free speech that drives us further apart than people punished precisely for doing so that does," he wrote, adding, "Please do not make judgments based on stereotypes, media images and comments taken out of context. Rather, get to know us first as fellow human beings."

I have found that being tolerant toward my Gay friends has been an enriching and good experience. I have learned to listen to their point of view and discovered new perspectives. I note that many of my Gay friends want to be tolerant to my conservative point of view as well and that there is some common ground and mutual respect to be found.

Dietrich, ID

A church leader has every right to speak out and support moral issues, who is miss Nancy to tell him to not march in it?

Mexican Ute
mexico, 00

If the guy wants to march for traditional marriage, let him.

If he wants to march for gay marriage, let him.

Last time I checked the First Amendment has a right to speech and to peacefully assemble.

Last time I checked religions have the right to discipline others within their religion for not completing with the religion's norms.

One of the Catholic norms is opposing abortion.

Pelosi breaks that norm and in spades.

Houston, TX

It is remarkable that Nancy Pelosi is opposed to a Christian march to promote keeping a holy commandment. Sad.

American Fork, UT

Sounds like to me he supports traditional marriage. Supporting traditional marriage does not mean you are discriminating against others or bigoted. False conclusion. I have family who are homosexuals that I care for; however marriage is for a husband and wife to raise children/a family. Not for friends to feel their relationship deserves attention/recognition and that ones lifestyle/orientation is not sinful. That point totally misses the mark as to why we need strong families in society and why God has said that marriage is between a husband and a wife.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA


Welcome to liberal "tolerance". Free speech is great - as long as it agrees with my point of view.

Also interesting that Nancy Pelosi claims to be part of a religion (Catholicism). I wonder when was the last time she went to church?

Salmon, ID

Nancy Pelosi should stick to what she does best, which is .... Can I get back to you on that?

Highland, UT

So let's see....an elected politician is trying to interfere with not just the freedom of religion but also the freedom of speech of this Bishop and the hypocritical liberal posters on the site are trying to twist this and condem the bishop and paint the leftist politician as the victim.

Hypocrisy, dishonesty, immorality, really there aren't enough words to describe this absolute hypocritical and dishonest behavior by the leftists and gay marriage crowd.

Your true colors are more than exposed.

Chester Brough
Providence, Utah

The Minority Leader is and has always been about herself, having a government jet with a $160,000 month spirits bill, saying: "let pass it, the Affordable Care Act, and then we will read it"? Are you confused? This is the woman who called herself the smartest woman in America in a past debate? Why would anyone take her comments serious?

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

How dare she, try to influence religion. SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE NANCY!

It doesn't surprise me coming from a left wing nut case. It's always do as I say, but, not as I do. Which is why, I will never agree or go along with the left wing or other wings for that matter. Just a huge cess pool of losers, that want all of the power, glory, money and financing to benefit themselves.

Let me keep my money and determine my own destiny. I don't need barack, nancy, bohener, reid and others to steal my money and redistribute a fraction back to me, telling me they know what is best. While they live it up on our money.

Get rid of barack and michelle (who admitted she can't even feed her kids healthy meals; then why is she lecturing us?)

I'm done with them. I want my freedom!

American Fork, UT

Wow, we have never met and you have made so many conclusions and derogatory statements about me based on a few comments on a chat board. You obviously have strong opinions on this subject. I appreciate you challenging me to think outside the norm on the paragraph about heterosexuals. My previous marks regarding having children should have been included a word like ideally or primarily. As in primarily to have/raise children etc. Yes married, being young and intentionally hot having children is sin/ethically wrong. We should multiply and replenish the earth; if you can is the commandment. Being older and/or not capable is not sin.
The FYI comment "It is absolutely bigotry to deny others the legal benefits you enjoy." well that is true depending on the meaning of bigotry. I would prefer the word discriminatory. I can vote my 11 year son can not. Yes that is discriminatory. Bigotry has a lot of negative connotations which you seem to be willing to toss around. The criteria which you mock is God's whose criteria and personality I choose not to mock. A healthier discussion would be legality(civil) versus ethical(moral) right for homosexuals to marry.

Big Bubba
Herriman, UT

Much of what I am thinking about Pelosi has already been said, so I will add just one thing: Who keeps electing this woman into office?


@ slcdenizen: "the opposition to SSM bases its arguments on false premises and deserves no platform with which to argue fundamentally ignorant assertions"

This is your opinion, not fact. This is the point. The LGBT movement is about indoctrination and forced acceptance of a lifestyle. TO disagree is to be shouted down. Hardly what Free Speech is all about.

Why is Pelosi not concerned with the "actions and rhetoric" of the pro-gay groups? Why does she not decry the "bash back" gangs commiting violence and property damage in her home state?

Hypocrisy is the name of the game on the Left....

Murray, UT


This is the point. The religious movement is about indoctrination and forced acceptance of a lifestyle. TO disagree is to be shouted down. Hardly what Free Speech is all about.

I fixed it for you. You're right, if my claim is perceived as an opinion and you possess a right to disagree, then please grant that same right to others that disagree with your religious interpretation and allow adults of the same gender to marry one another without cruel harassment.

Mcallen, TX

Did Nancy write letters to gay paraders?

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