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Honolulu bishop says discrimination against gay couples is ‘just’

Advises Catholics to pray the rosary daily while walking around the the state Capitol block
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Honolulu’s Catholic Bishop Larry Silva has issued an “urgent” appeal against same-sex marriage in Hawaii, arguing that discrimination against gay couples is “just.”

In a 1,200 word letter, Silva asked Catholics to pray the rosary daily over the next several weeks, “if possible” while walking around the state Capitol block, “so that just as God tumbled down the walls of Jericho, he will be able to do so through the prayers and action of his beloved people.”

Bishop Larry Silva

In the letter, included in parish bulletins over the weekend, Silva draws a distinction between “unjust discrimination” and what he describes as a “just” form of legal discrimination to protect what he sees as the true nature of marriage.

“Unjust discrimination against them (gays and lesbians) is not acceptable,” writes Silva. “However, not all discrimination — that is, making distinctions — is unjust. We discriminate quite justly between adults and minors, even though both have equal dignity.

“We justly discriminate between those who are married and those who are not, because marriage is a special societal bond that assures the continuation of the race in the context of raising children in the loving environment that appreciate the complimentary nature of male and female.”

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“To discriminate between heterosexual and same-sex couples regarding marriage is not, despite the hype on the streets, unjust discrimination.”

The bishop’s appeal comes as Gov. Neil Abercrombie considers calling a special session of the Hawaii state Legislature to take up the issue.

On Wednesday, Abercrombie and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz headlined a gay marriage rally in Honolulu timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Earlier this month, more than two dozen Hawaii faith leaders of various religions signed a resolution calling the state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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  1. ´just stupid´ ´ just an excuse to continued to be called a “real” bishop” ´ just something we mock for fun´

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:51am
  2. another ignorant creep heard from

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:52am
  3. Religion enables violence and hatred, and indoctrinates people to accept this as their “right”

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:52am
  4. How true all bigots think being a bigot is just. May they rot in hell.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:52am
  5. wow did they teach him that in seminary ? hate monger

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:53am
  6. Um, no!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:53am
  7. everyone is entitled to their opinions, but it don´t make them absolute !!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:54am
  8. I hereby declare, as the Prelate of the Church of the Holey Doughnut, that discrimination against those who wear cardinal colored frocks with white collars is just. Get out the torches and pitchforks, immediately! Wow, so much for serving the Prince of Peace.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:55am
  9. Is this guy a pedophile? So it is ok to discriminate against us, but not nasty, dirty pedophiliac Catholic priests!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:55am
  10. says the man in a dress who´s organization is well known to harbor pedophiles…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:55am
  11. Justice is mine saith The Lord
    The Catholic Church has besmirched the mission of Christ far too long

    The thieves shall be driven from the Temple

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:55am
  12. idiot

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:55am
  13. I thought Hawaiians were supposed to be peaceful

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:56am
  14. He´s NUTS

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:56am
  15. I´m just glad I´m not Catholic. :-)

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:56am
  16. The bigots are really starting to lose their shit over the past year or so as Maine, Delaware, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington — and now potentially New Mexico and Hawaii — join the ranks of states that treat LGBT people equally when it comes to marriage. They´re really starting to become desperate.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:56am
  17. Who´s cares what this ass hat says? The least we can do is live as our selves and make the bigot deal with it.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:57am
  18. who cares what the Catholic church says..

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:57am
  19. ASSWIPE !!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:57am
  20. He´s ain´t NO HAWAI´IAN…..

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:58am
  21. Maybe atheists think religious persecution is just? We can lock up everyone who believes idiotic stuff like this guy.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:00am
  22. I wonder if he feels that discrimination against Catholics is “just” as well??

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:00am
  23. Not!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:00am
  24. Fear of who he really is has caused such a bigot to hate so much that he is asking for help to hate. Just come out of the closet and except yourself. Another Pat Robertson…..

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:02am
  25. This guy, who´s wearing magenta outfit and a fabulous necklace.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:03am
  26. Eat a turd you pederast

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:03am
  27. Great coming from someone who has never been married or established a family of his own, why does he care?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:03am
  28. Apparently his religious studies were sorely lacking! Idiot!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:03am
  29. I love how he mentions the discrimination between adults and minors as being legal and likening that to his proposal/opinion while failing to acknowledge that minors are unable to make the same decisions as adults(well…most adults-others are questionable) due to differences in mental and emotional maturity. He is promoting discrimination of adults who are emotionally and mentally mature, sound of mind, equal in dignity, and just as deserving as their peers.

    In short, what an ass…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:04am
  30. Does that mean burning catholic churches down is also just ? Note to Catholics and others: I don´t burn down churches, I left the Southern Baptist Church long ago.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:04am
  31. That´s rich from a celibate man in a red gown.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:05am
  32. I have strong feeling that Bishop Silva is a big queen himself!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:06am
  33. tu ne sers pas a grand chose… pauvre con!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:08am
  34. Wrong dude!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:10am
  35. Why are we even talking about this? Nothing the Catholics do should concern us if it´s in their churches. Leave them unto themselves as long as they don´t legislate.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:11am
  36. The idea of two men coupling has him so grossed out that he´s been neglecting his altar boys. Poor man.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:11am
  37. This idiot can´t even pull of drag.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:11am
  38. just…stupid.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:11am
  39. The bible also says not to cut your hair, shave your beard or wear clothes of mixed fabrics… Bwahahaha sinner :P “thou shalt not judge others”… Oh goodness. These people crack me up.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:12am
  40. God made me and God is. Love period.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:16am
  41. FU you dum BISHOP..what part of love thy neighbor do you NOT understand…foolish pin head!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:00am
  42. Clowns like this are teaching our kids.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:01am
  43. And my lack of compassion and support for the Catholic church is just also!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:04am
  44. Jesus said not to judge one another. how is discriminating against gays loving your neighbor as yourself? Bishop needs to actually read his Bible.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:04am
  45. She needs a good bit%h slap!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:08am
  46. why? “because the bible says so.” me: facepalm. -_-

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:09am
  47. well then he better talk to his colleagues who fucked me about that.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:10am
  48. so is the back lash u will feel soon My frienD!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:10am
  49. This from a man wearing a red gown and rep cap

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:11am
  50. I hope the fucker can SWIM.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:16am
  51. Just what? irrational?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:20am
  52. The people of Hawaii should gather around the State Capitol with the rainbow flags n love signs to have fun with the holy rollers. (God, these “holy rollers” have rolled me away and away from being a Christian).

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:21am
  53. Funny how people of the church, doesn´t matter what denomination, can sit there and judge but yet they don´t want to be judged. Such irony coming from the people who are taught by the bible that god loves everyone and that no one but Him can judge anyone. And they wonder why so many turn their back on the churches. Go figure?!?!?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:22am
  54. OK 1st of all marriage is not about children. Not all heterosexual couples can or want to have children. And sometimes heterosexual couples use invitro fertilization or adopt. Same as gay couples. Marriage is about love – Loving someone so much you want to make a lifetime commitment to that person. And the world needs more love!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:24am
  55. I find it funny how most of you stoop down to their levels and bash their religion.. let them believe what ever they wish. We came here to be rid of religious persecution. Let it be so, so stop patronizing this man for his beliefs. Stick to your own damn life.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:25am
  56. The Roman Catholic Church is nothing more than a world-wide child sex abuse ring and a mafia money laundering operation. How many child molesters has Bishop Larry Silva protected and shielded from justice?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:32am
  57. Just stupid…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:33am
  58. Ever heard of a guy who calls himself Francis? BTW, he´s the Pope of your group. Not sure he likes that kind of rhethoric, not to mention that it´s “just” plain and simple nonsense.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:36am
  59. Dude, you´re wearing PINK! You work for the biggest pedophile-covering business in the world. And no telling what skeletons you have in your closet.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:36am
  60. I couldn´t have said it better Allen Simpson.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:38am
  61. There is nothing just in judging others! He´s definitely not following Christ´s footsteps. Just another poser! (It´s men like him that make me sad I´m Catholic!)

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:39am
  62. I have posted my comments about the Catholic Sect before and I will repost here as well:

    The Catholic Church is the corporation more intolerant murderous and destructive that historically has existed.
    Their ideology is an ideology of hatred and war and an altarpiece of lies, cheating, contradictions, deceits and absurdities built for the sole purpose of annulling and denigrating the intelligence and the reason.
    The Christian morality is like a chloroform that neutralizes the pleasures and the imagination, to make our bodies our nearest enemy and to switch the truth into submission.
    The Papacy is an emissary of torture and lies, a puppet of the interests of the fascist Vatican state.
    The higher clergy is a band of social parasites, eager of power and plunder.
    The faithful Catholics are a humanity deceived, for whom I have solidarity and compassion.
    All victims of religious terrorism are a definitive proof of its guilt.
    The Catholic Church has put to death millions of individuals, has collaborated to the spread of HIV / AIDS per their negative to authorize Catholics the use of condoms.
    They do practice Symbiotic relationships of all kinds of totalitarianism, they encourage them, they justify and prostitutes before them.
    They bless the murderers and tyrants.
    They proclaimed holy crusades against women and men who have doubted its truth.
    They enslave the weak, flatter the generals and the leaders, promote hatred of the body, happiness and pleasure, insult the intelligence and intended to impose its absurd and primitive theology.
    They use gender hierarchies, relationships and feelings, according to the sinister moral they practice.
    They impose their phobias as sacred commandments, systematically attacking individual and collective freedoms.
    They plunder the people, relentlessly and with impunity, through its diplomatic agreements, concordats and their alliances with political power.
    They abuse children, fornicate with them, they are lying and abusing the humanity.
    They discriminate, they cover up for pederasts and pedophiles.
    They created the Inquisition.
    They light fires that have not yet ceased to burn.
    They despise science and knowledge.
    They torture, massacre and hide the historical truth.
    They manipulate the collective memory.
    They perpetuate their ideology, injecting it into children´s minds. Abetting conspiracy, falsifying and using violence to impose their pathological delusions.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:41am
  63. A belief is an opinion it is not sacrosanct and as such it can be mocked. If these people didn´t spew so much hate then we wouldn´t mock them for their stupid beliefs.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:42am
  64. This does not even deserve a coherent response – so I guess I´ll just say to that bishop “Go fuck yourself.”

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:43am
  65. @Reed Russell, you are so right. I am not even going to bother wasting my response on this. So yeah, “Go fuck yourself, and redo it again until it falls off.” -_-

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:46am
  66. Gaan Pluk jou riem! That´s all you can do! Hy is ´n doos. No wonder I left.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:48am
  67. He means… just bullshit?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:51am
  68. Yes, JUST pitiful.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:56am
  69. Judge not lest ye be judged, f#cking hypocrite “man of the cloth”

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:56am
  70. Shame on him. Shame.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:56am
  71. I think the Pope said something like this about Jews in 1939 or so.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:58am
  72. Discrimination against gay couples is just WRONG! (And hugely STUPID, too!)

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:58am
  73. just more reason to outlaw religion. its all about spreading hate, lies and stupidity!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:02am
  74. Asshole

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:06am
  75. another person where there is an ass for every saddle….have a seat!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:08am
  76. ignore him – he´s over in 3, 2, …..

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:10am
  77. Clean up the assholes in your church that mess with little boys first. How in hell can you criticize consenting adults? Asshole opinion!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:13am
  78. Stupid bastard. Evil

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:21am
  79. A-hole

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:23am
  80. just wrong!?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:24am
  81. Queen, please.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:25am
  82. Damn old pedophile.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:25am
  83. Discrimination is Never right

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:27am
  84. UGH!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:27am
  85. thats certainly how the romans handled their “trouble makers”….you might remember one of them?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:33am
  86. Says the bishop wearing a pink robe.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:34am
  87. …and two steps back…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:36am
  88. who looks gayer then most gay men.??? really

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:39am
  89. Bishop Larry Silva is anti-Christ and unChristian!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:40am
  90. Gee, I wonder if he molested altar boys, or prevented prosecution of other molesting priests. Take away the tax exemption. He kind of looks like an idiot, doesn´t he?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:48am
  91. Like too many Catholics the Bishop is an ass.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:53am
  92. As I understand it, he´s also an apostate because that is not Catholic teaching. The Church´s official position (not that it always follows it) is against discrimination targeted at LGBT people.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:53am
  93. Yes, just like the world was flat, angels have wings….and the burning of thousands at the stake by the Catholic Church for not agreeing with the Church was ´just´. Right? And this coming from a man in a lacy dress.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:54am
  94. Another closet Queen parading around in her fancy red dress with a big ring on her finger! Get the fuck over yourself Miss Silva!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:56am
  95. The Catechism calls for the elimination of “unjust discrimination” against homosexuals! He is saying that some discrimination is just!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:56am
  96. Bishop Larry Silva come down off that Crucifix somebody needs the wood.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:57am
  97. NO DISCRIMINATION IS JUST – The Church is full of bigots and morons that don´t read their Bible. Until your church pays taxes like the rest of us – STFU !

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:10am
  98. Discrimination against bishops and other people is “just” as well. Hate begets hate. Do unto others as you want them to do unto you. Hate thy neighbor as you hate theyself.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:11am
  99. Says the guy in a drew.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:12am
  100. Honolulu Bishop is Epic Douche Canoe. News at 11.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:13am
  101. What else do you expect from the Catholic Church.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:14am
  102. Just…isn´t fabulous at all. Nice pink frock, wanker.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:16am
  103. He´s probably too busy molesting little altar boys in the confession booth. Bishop Silva – show me in the Bible where it says you can discriminate in the name of Jesus.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:28am
  104. How can “Discrimination” & “Just” be used sanely in reference to any issue?!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:30am
  105. this crap is why I am no longer Catholic.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:32am
  106. This crap is why I no longer attend a church period. I pray in my own private place in my own home. I read my Bible at home and worship my God at home. Instead of tithing, I give 10% of my income every month to a notable charity that is worthy. I even try to feed the hungry when I come across any in public. Those kinds of things that Jesus teaches us to do. NOT HATE & NOT DISCRIMINATE. I feel sorry for this “so-called” Christian that teaches HATE in the name of God. Two words for him — Judgment Day.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:37am
  107. It is just…just stupid, just wrong, just bigoted, just close minded, just so arrogant.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:39am
  108. how fucked up is THAT!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:45am
  109. He is jealous that he cannot married to his male lover, so he keeps abusing children out of his frustration. Bastard!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:48am
  110. why haven´t they discriminated against their own, that have sex with little boys? which is WORSE. ummm…HELLO.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:49am
  111. Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. — It´s a shame we have to remind these church leaders of Bible scriptures that they should already know.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:53am
  112. And they wonder why the number of practicing Catholics keeps going down. They are teaching hate like the thumpers do!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:56am
  113. This freak just wants to keep molesting little boys and keep it secret! Sick bastard!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:59am
  114. I see it in his eyes. I was molested many times as a very young boy. My mother was a drunk. His eyes, his smile. Totally sick fuck!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:02am
  115. Another pseudo religious idiot.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:08am
  116. Frickin´ closet case in his crimson dress – disgusting hypocrite.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:20am
  117. He looks like Rick Santorum´s creepy uncle.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:23am
  118. Another moron

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:28am
  119. publicity queen

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:28am
  120. Yep…´ just ignorant.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:29am
  121. Anybody here surprised? Not I! I thought for a second that it was going to say something about a Bishop that supports equal rights……but nope. Same ol same ol…..

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:30am
  122. Seriously, as a Catholic, I am offended by the Church´s constant need to interfere and PRONOUNCE their opinions on any laws; state, federal or otherwise. Don´t tell me how to vote, either. Damn it, the LGBTQ community does not DEMAND the Catholic Church´s attention, so respect and mind the concept of separation of state and church!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:34am
  123. How about discrimination against Catholics? Is that acceptable?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:42am
  124. Right! “JUST” shit!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:51am
  125. Discrimination against catholics is not only just, it is a moral imperative. I wonder if this pig thinks covering up priest pedophilia is also just.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:51am
  126. Ok folks now that the supreme court has overturned DOMA and Prop 8 as unconstitutional it is only a matter of time before same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. Taking this all into consideration the Catholic church has no legal footing to keep on spouting hate rhetoric anymore against the LGBT community. I call this grandstanding playing politics which is a violation of the tax exempt status granted to the Catholic church. The Freedom from religion foundation is suing the IRS for not enforcing this. Keep it up and you will be forced to pay taxes.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:52am
  127. so he is god now?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:53am
  128. Whatever pedophile!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:54am
  129. I think that evertone should have the right to get married.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:56am
  130. Tais ignorant is the brother of this other who says discrimination against Christians is just !!!! They are both the Evil

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:59am
  131. Why is that man wearing a dress?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:26am
  132. You should suck more pineaple c*cks! :)

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:57am
  133. Men like him really cause megreat consternation because I have an older brother who tortured my mother in nthe last years of her life. As a disabled US Veteran I did not serve so that this man could use faith to justify the mistreatment of human beings in this great nation.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:10am
  134. JUST

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:25am
  135. Wrong

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:36am
  136. Uggh

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:40am
  137. Discrimination is never just

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:42am
  138. He´s in the priest closet for sho!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:45am
  139. he should be removed from Hawaii.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:54am
  140. as old as he looks, it won´t be long

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:01am
  141. I bet he thinks it´s ok to molest children.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:03am
  142. So is diddling little boys, eh bishop? What a dick.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:10am
  143. Fuck

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:13am
  144. Sir, you´re as dumb as a box of hair.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:20am
  145. If you preach politics from the pulpit then you should be paying taxes. Period.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:37am
  146. Closeted bottom

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:04am
  147. well ya gotta hate somebody ;)

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:28am
  148. cont!inuing to give the church a bad name

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:42am
  149. I guess boycotting any company dealing with the church is also just… Anyway, with that, they should loose their taxexemption at once, since they can´t really be allowed to use tax money to discriminate against tax payers…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:46am
  150. this comong from a man that is wearing fuscia

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:49am
  151. If you want to spout words of “your” bible. Go ahead. Not everyone is religious so the bible is NULL & VOID. Everyone should have the same rights on a human level and the religious “thing” should never play a part. Keep your religion to yourself. You´re suppose to be quiet in your religion anyway right?!?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:10am
  152. and it´s just for you and your cohorts to keep your hands off the kids

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:12am
  153. Is anyone surprised at this? Come on…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:12am
  154. Nice words from the man in the pink dress.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:15am
  155. Yeah cuz Jesus was such a discriminator. When he saw gay people he threw stones at them and called them names. Totally normal.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:24am
  156. with that look…sure!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:25am
  157. this guy himself looks gay as hell…. hmmmm….

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:25am
  158. discusting

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:40am
  159. Maybe he needs to have a chat with The Archbishop of Canterbury, who is finally against religious homophobia. This bishop is Catholic. How can he not wonder what Jesus would think of him? How can any of them who say they are so religious, justify their behavior?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:44am
  160. Another Deluded, Bigoted man of Satan !!! … And ironically they say they are “christians” …. Certainly Not Followers, would Jesus say this ??? NOT ! ;o(

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:54am
  161. Just what ???? DOH

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:55am
  162. I suppose he thinks the sexual abuse of young men by Catholic priests is “dandy.” as well.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:58am
  163. Fuck him. Another religious asshole.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:02am
  164. proud of bigotry, how disgusting.

    I guess he supported gold stars on jews, segregation in the south and slavery too? (back in the day they did)

    religion is nothing but a fraud.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:04am
  165. He needs a long sit-down with the pope.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:12am
  166. Ah, yes, so says another conductor on the Underground Railroad for Pedophile Priests.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:15am
  167. BISHOP SILVA NEEDS TO STOP THIS BIGOTED RHETORIC, HE IS A MAN OF THE CHURCH WHO WAS CHOSEN TO UPHOLD THE RIGHTS OF HIS PARISHONERS . . . AND I AM SURE MANY OF HIS FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS ARE GAY, HAVE GAY SONS AND DAUGHTERS, GAY UNCLES, AUNTS, AND SOMETIMES FATHERS OR MOTHERS . . . GIVE THEM THE SAME RIGHTS AS THE REST OF HIS FOLLOWERS . . . THE RIGHT TO LOVE WHOM THEY CHOOSE AND THE RIGHT TO MARRY ONE ANOTHER ! ! !

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:18am
  168. I believe hanging catholic pedophile hypocritical sexist homophobic priests would be more just.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:20am
  169. and he has years of Catholic experience to back that opinion.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:34am
  170. this coming from a man wearing HOT PINK !!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:43am
  171. Kick rocks bishop.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:54am
  172. Just not what you might expect to hear from a grown man in a pink dress…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:01pm
  173. “Just” what? Moronic?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:04pm
  174. FUCK YOU

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:19pm
  175. Okay dude, go molest some little boys again.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:22pm
  176. so if we discriminate against Catholics, it´s allowable?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:48pm
  177. So let´s take all his civil rights away and see how he likes it.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:50pm
  178. While the Church goes on molesting young boys in third world countries where they have to power to speak out.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:53pm
  179. …says the man in the fuchsia frock.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:05pm
  180. Didnt his boss just say otherwise…BLASPHEMY!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:28pm
  181. What a sad excuse for a leader.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:28pm
  182. how in hell does anyone figure that discrimination against anyone is “just”????

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:37pm
  183. He is a catholic. Discrimination is a fundamental part of religion Lobbying to influence public policy however, is a violation of his tax exempt status, and ought to render him personally and his church voided of special tax status.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:59pm
  184. His jaw looks crooked. Did someone hit him?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:10pm
  185. It´s easy to judge when you have free room and board.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:25pm
  186. Bigot

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:32pm
  187. FU, Bishop. You are the devil!@

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:33pm
  188. Another seal of approval for gay bashing. What a creep!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:35pm
  189. The Bishop should wipe the Santorum from his lips.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:40pm
  190. ??? !

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:44pm
  191. lol, says the priest in the hot pink robes!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:54pm
  192. But I´ll bet discrimination against Roman Catholics is still a mortal sin!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:09pm
  193. Yet another church leader masquerading as a Christian.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:09pm
  194. “We justly discriminate between those who are married and those who are not.” This sums it up for me. The bishop openly admits that marriage is a form of discrimination. The license itself, religious or civil, is the vehicle that creates two unequal groups. The argument is whether or not the basis for it is just. (There are plenty of straight people who would argue that procreation is not the only reason people should marry.) Regardless of one´s opinion, I have heard no sound reason for why anyone, gay or straight, should not have access to insurances and other safety nets, equitable tax incentives, should not be able to live and invest together, and not be able to carve out a mutually beneficial existence between them. Gay people can´t justly make the argument either that somehow theirs or anyone else´s relationship should be granted a status where they receive these things and others do not. Discrimination is not justified because you include another group in the discrimination. For those who take up the cudgel that everyone, gay or straight, should have the option to marry, I simply ask why it is one should ever have to make a legal choice in terms of your relationship and basic necessities.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:37pm
  195. and I think punching his ugly face would be just

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:41pm
  196. GEE….a homophobic Bishop.” Don´t laugh but what does: me thinks thou dost protest too much …”. He can probably be found in the finest men´s rest rooms doing the “understall 2-step”.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:44pm
  197. Just what? stupid?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:46pm
  198. How totally and utterly ignorant …… all we need is love and whether that be between man and woman , woman & woman, man & man ….who cares as long as your happy , at peace and harming no one ……why cant we all just LOVE, CARE & SHARE X

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:47pm
  199. He doesn´t understand that some are born gay–way God makes us, not a choice. And he´s a religious bigot. We are neighbors too.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:58pm
  200. how unchristian of him

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:01pm
  201. Pele take him down!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:03pm
  202. booo they have good church´s in Seattle that dosn´t stand for this bull-shit

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:12pm
  203. Evidently hw hasn´t met Jesus!!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:15pm
  204. Another MAN IN A ROBE who AINT GOD!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:17pm
  205. I was married recently to a woman (in Canada) and what bothers me about the bishop´s letter (and all of the religious talk on this matter) is that I had a legal marriage, one that tells my government, and hydro company (etc) that I am going to permanently be living with, and sharing everything with my wife. I did not utter one word in a religious context, and I did not intend any word, or thought, or feeling in a religious context, therefore I did not get married in the same way that he is talking about. My marriage was legal, not religious, so I ask all those opposed to homosexual marriage for religious reasons to back off – I am not trying to attack YOUR belief system, don´t attack my love.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:57pm
  206. says the pedo priests and their protectors… seriously, facepalm

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:58pm
  207. Twat

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:09pm
  208. morons…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:18pm
  209. Fucktard.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:30pm
  210. I´m willing to bet this guy had a gay experience with a child in his career and now wishes to condone himself by shunning the entire homosexual community while saying absolutely nothing about pedophilia.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:48pm
  211. Fuck “The Church”

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:54pm
  212. Sick.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:11pm
  213. Well he´s just full of it isn´t he? To discriminate between altar boys and adult of consenting age is ok tho?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:13pm
  214. He is right. The word discrimination has two meanings. One to go against something or to see the differences between two or more “things”, wich does not justify to forbid marriage or to give “correctiv therapy”. Just to let him know, he is acting on the first meaning. (Sorry for my english. It is not my mother language. I just wanted to give my opinion).

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:14pm
  215. fuck religious clowns…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:49pm
  216. Who wants to bet there isn´t an alter boy with a story there?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:54pm
  217. So is discrimination against the Catholic church for pedophilia!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:04pm