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Catholic archbishop ‘profoundly disappointed’ in Okla. marriage ruling

Thursday, January 16, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — The archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City says he’s “profoundly disappointed” in a federal judge’s ruling that struck down Oklahoma’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Archbishop Paul Coakley

Archbishop Paul Coakley

The Most Reverend Paul Coakley said in a statement released Wednesday that the ruling by U.S. District Judge Terence Kern “thwarts the common good.” Coakley called the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman a basic truth about humanity.

Coakley is currently touring the Middle East with Catholic Relief Services.

Kern ruled Tuesday that Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause. The judge described the ban as “an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit.”

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  1. Well, many of us are profoundly disappointed in the Catholic Church, so I guess we’re even.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:02pm
  2. my thoughts exactly - I'm profoundly disappointed that there are so many cases of priests molesting children, so ... we're kind of even ... but not really. Molesting children isn't even in the same category as being gay.

    Replied on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:10pm
  3. Hahahahaha... Great answer

    Replied on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:21pm
  4. Well, who was trying to please him?? He should mind his business as he’s not going to marry a friggin soul.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:02pm
  5. He's just jealous that he can't marry little boys.

    Replied on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:04pm
  6. tough shit. We don't care what he thinks, and increasingly, Catholics don't either.

    Replied on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:08pm
  7. the ones who protest the most... it is usually the ones that preach against being gay that get caught with little boys . 90 % of pedophilers identify as streight, and most of them antigay bigots, as soon as someone makes a strong statement against being gay , that should raise a red flag, i know a cirtain archbishop i wouldnt trust alone with a alterboy now ...

    Replied on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:16pm
  8. Keep your church out of my government.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:02pm
  9. life is full of disappointments. Get over it.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:02pm
  10. Who cares what the church thinks about gay marriage? Seriously

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:03pm
  11. We do not care what the Church THINKS - the problem arises when they open their mouths and INFLUENCE others with their hate.

    Replied on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:56pm
  12. Right. Thank you for that.

    Replied on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:58pm
  13. Well, in Germany, some Lutheran priests are openly gay and the church is fine with it.

    Replied on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:29pm
  14. I profoundly don’t give a shit that he’s disappointed. Lol

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:03pm
  15. What a shame. If he’s interested in politics he should leave the church and run for office. If he continues to lobby policy then the church should lose it’s tax exempt status.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:03pm
  16. Can I like this 1 zillion times?!?

    Replied on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:05pm
  17. Cuz it isn’t about religion making our laws..separation of church and state

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:03pm
  18. Probably profoundly disappointed that pedophiles can’t marry.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:03pm
  19. Oh, boohoo, now call the whaa-ambulance!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:04pm
  20. Well, I’m profoundly disappointed in the Catholic Church so I guess we are even.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:04pm
  21. Boo friggin Hoo.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:04pm
  22. I am profoundly disappointed in the ol queens disappointment! Actally, who really cares what he thinks???

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:04pm
  23. Oh well. Drink your bitter tears like a man.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:04pm
  24. Well, I’m “profoundly disappointed’ that the Catholic church is STILL protecting rapists from arrest and prosecution. The difference is, that’s a crime and consensual love is NOT.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:04pm
  25. As a Catholic myself. He can get over it!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:05pm
  26. Waaaaah

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:05pm
  27. and i am profoundly disappointed in the Bishop

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:05pm
  28. Yeah, yeah, one man, one woman…one church, one douche…bla, bla, bla…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:05pm
  29. Let me weep for the archbishop…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:05pm
  30. Oh well, we didn’t like that you were diddling little children.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:05pm
  31. Nobody gives a rip what this archbishop thinks.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:05pm
  32. Who cares? Don’t like Gay Marriage? Don’t get one.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:06pm
  33. And??? Disappointment abounds….

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:06pm
  34. Religion needs to be more open about other peoples happiness! We are gods children not the man who preaches the word of god! Only god can judge me!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:06pm
  35. I have the perfect photo comment for this, but can’t post it…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:06pm
  36. Maybe a few naked alter boys will make him feel better. Keep the fuckin church out of politics for start taxing their property and income. Fuckers.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:06pm
  37. I’m ‘profoundly disappointed’ in any clergy member who doesn’t recognize that “Love is Love”, and we should rejoice that two people love each other so much that they want to join their lives.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:06pm
  38. Absolutely shocking…..

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:07pm
  39. Sorry, but we are not all Catholics and there is a thing called, separation from church an state!!! These old people need to hurry up and die off!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:07pm
  40. He’s on mission work in the Middle East. Yeah, they love Catholics telling them what to do over there.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:07pm
  41. Sad that this guy took up the collar because his love of Jesus couldn’t be expressed more appropriately earlier.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:08pm
  42. And why exactly do we care what the Catholic church thinks????

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:08pm
  43. But you touching little boys is just fine??? I must have a different bible. Mine says love all gods creatures and leave judging to god himself.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:08pm
  44. Where is his disappointment with priests molesting children, the over abundance of wealth the Catholic Church holds while children starve, and the high ups in Rome live like queens???

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:08pm
  45. he can take his own gay face and go to hell

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:09pm
  46. Since when do you think the laws of America are to please you or the RCC? Go back to your monastery…they are calling you.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:09pm
  47. Of course he is. Dealwithit.jpg

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:09pm
  48. Who cares!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:11pm
  49. Damn, if only I could think of something that dissapoints me about that church…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:11pm
  50. yes sir..I’m profoundly disappointed at he hypocrisy of the catholic church..claen your home first.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:11pm
  51. He looks demented.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:11pm
  52. Are we suppose to bow down here to a ill-informed bishop?? The so called”common good” is that everyone was created in God’s image, that all are equal and deserve all the same civil rights. Stop exalting yourself like you get text messages from above. You are no better than anyone else. That you speak and act against what Jesus would do is abhorent.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:12pm
  53. He looks disturbed kinda like a old Norman baits.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:12pm
  54. Hey..hey, you…guess what? NO ONE CARES. #LoveConquersHate

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:13pm
  55. Disappointment is a part of life. Deal.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:13pm
  56. So Sad that HATE is the only Religious tenet in the Catholic Spiritual life.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:13pm
  57. Cry rivers… Build bridges… Get over it… Blah blah blah.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:13pm
  58. I’m profoundly disappointed a St. Louis Judge recently ruled over 100 Priest names who molested children in our local archdiocese will not be made public. So Father Paul needs shut his hateful mouth.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:14pm
  59. Who cares what he thinks, we all know they care more about touching small childeren then the love a consenting adult may have for another consenting adult… perv!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:14pm
  60. well, we are profoundly disappointed that people of “God” know that your religious views have no place in politics. Sadly y’all think it does. 1 Word: Constitution. and I believe y’all are not tax payers

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:14pm
  61. I wonder if this takes away his “hookups” and that’s why he’s disappointed. (I guess he’ll have to go back to altar boys)

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:14pm
  62. He’s entitled to disagree with the outcome, but the logic of the Judge’s ruling is unassailable on legal grounds, so the Archbishop’s “disappointment” is entirely irrelevant.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:14pm
  63. moron

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:15pm
  64. GET OVER IT AND COME OUT OF THE CLOSET

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:15pm
  65. Separation of church and state. His opinion doesn’t matter.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:16pm
  66. Who cares?!?!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:16pm
  67. It’s none of his business anyway,..

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:18pm
  68. Church and state, personal choice. They need to shut up!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:18pm
  69. Yeah. So what?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:19pm
  70. Awww, poor baby. Well, you just go crawling back to your homophobic pulpit and keep reminding yourself that your opinion doesn’t matter in a country that was founded on the principle of separation of church and state.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:19pm
  71. He’s welcome to his profound disappointment. If he believes that it should have any extra relevance in the situation at hand, then he’s profoundly mistaken.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:19pm
  72. Not as ‘profoundly disappointed’ as I and so many others have been for our entire lives being second class citizens.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:19pm
  73. I’m still waiting for an archbishop or cardinal to come out supporting same-sex marriage. It will happen, though the culprit may be defrocked or at least demoted. Come on Pope Frankie, get with the picture.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:19pm
  74. Whatever

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:20pm
  75. well guess what Archbishop…..God is ‘profoundly disappointed’ in your need to judge….

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:20pm
  76. I wish I had words to express my disappointment in the Church’s failure to lead the way in human rights – and animal rights – through the ages

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:20pm
  77. He should be disappointed about priests molesting kids.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:20pm
  78. Tax him!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:20pm
  79. GOD speaks nothing of hate!! My God is loving and accepting and guess what i am gay. Only evil speaks of hatred to another human being. If hatred flows from your lips it is not God speaking it is your own ignorance!!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:21pm
  80. I’m disappointed it’s 2014 and “Catholic priest” is still a thing.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:21pm
  81. Just go to confess your sin and pray 7 Marias and you will not go hell. Lmao

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:23pm
  82. I’m from Oklahoma and ecstatic that were making progress on things like this archbishop doesn’t approve and he doesn’t have to ;)

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:23pm
  83. “an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit.”
    thank you for describing the BAN on same sex marriages

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:24pm
  84. Doesn’t he have an alter boy to tend too???

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:24pm
  85. Who cares

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:25pm
  86. Let them fix this menace of pedophile bishops first.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:25pm
  87. I don’t really care if a catholic archbishop is ‘profoundly disappointed’ we are all not Catholics and this is not a theocracy!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:25pm
  88. LMAO, uugggh, gosh I find that funny he must be looking in the mirror while thinking that, because his face is “profoundly dissapointing” barf!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:26pm
  89. I profoundly do not give a shit, if some homophobic asshole doesn’t approve of equal marriage rights. He should go back to the 13th century.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:27pm
  90. Too bad because by the Constitution his personal religious beliefs cannot dictate Secular Laws or determines who should be treated equally.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:27pm
  91. Why should the Catholic church tell me how to live my life? I’m not Catholic.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:28pm
  92. And we care that he’s disappointed? NOT!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:28pm
  93. the catholic church hid pedophiles and they are upset with this?? hippocrites!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:29pm
  94. Didn’t he get the memo? He’s supposed to take care of the poor and jobless now and leave us alone.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:29pm
  95. Yes, and I’m profoundly disappointed in the Catholic Church’s acceptance and practice of Pedophilia among its clergy…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:29pm
  96. Pendejo!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:30pm
  97. Good, the judge made the right call, at least someone in that state has some damn sense.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:30pm
  98. the catholic church is the worst !

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:32pm
  99. If I wasn’t on my phone at the moment, I’d totally post the Spongebob “nobody cares” picture in these comments.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:33pm
  100. Well, boo-freaking-hoo.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:33pm
  101. Who cares, stop molesting boys then you can have a say, maybe!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:34pm
  102. Wow a bigot disappointed that others are not going to follow his bigot teachings.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:34pm
  103. I’m profoundly disappointed with what they do to altar boys in the confessionals and that they get protection from the diocese.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:35pm
  104. I say get use to it pal since DOMA was struck down you are going to see Gay Pride Every where so get over it or get lost.!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:35pm
  105. he can go straight to hell and mind his own business

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:36pm
  106. in the words of my youth… fuck him with a red hot poker.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:36pm
  107. LMAO.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:37pm
  108. He is just worried his hot stud lover will want to get married

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:38pm
  109. I’m profoundly disappointed in all the priests molesting children. Maybe he needs to stfu.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:38pm
  110. I “profoundly” don’t give a shit what he thinks.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:39pm
  111. Once again, who gives a shit about what a bishop thinks? The ones that aren’t virgins are child rapists.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:39pm
  112. Get over it. It’s not up to you. God loves everyone equally, why can’t people?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:39pm
  113. Yeah yeah who cares what you think!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:39pm
  114. AS if the church has any say in a legal state matter. Pay your taxes, archbishop, and then we can talk.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:39pm
  115. Oh boo frigging hoo! The catholic church and it’s leaders…and many of it’s followers…are the most backward thinking, discriminatory and hateful people.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:39pm
  116. Good.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:39pm
  117. Of course he is, he’s a Catholic archbishop. Why is this news?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:40pm
  118. Aww… poor him. I know a lot of people who are in love and thrilled with the decision!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:41pm
  119. WTF…why doesn’t he pay more attention to keeping pedophiles out?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:41pm
  120. Didn’t ur leader tell to STFU?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:42pm
  121. Get over it grandpa!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:42pm
  122. …. And we are terribly disappointed at how many children have been molested by the Priest of the Catholic Church!!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:42pm
  123. and I am profoundly disappointed in the Catholic Archbishops.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:42pm
  124. Ahhhh! Thanks for your feelings… NOT!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:43pm
  125. be disappointed doesn’t matter though because constitution trumps bible.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:43pm
  126. And I as a practicing Christian am disappointed in you. Hopefully Pope Francis will order a mass culling of you and your kind. You black hearted, soulless hell spawn.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:43pm
  127. This is 2014. What’s in: Same Sex marriage. What’s out: Antiquated catholic archbishops!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:44pm
  128. SHut your pie hole, no one asked you.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:44pm
  129. So what? Most others believe differently than he does.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:44pm
  130. Marriage is a union of spirits and a spirit is neither a male nor a female

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:46pm
  131. What like profoundly disappointed that the Catholic Church vehemently kept child abuse hidden ?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:46pm
  132. No one gives a shit for 500 Alex. =)

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:47pm
  133. Hypocrite! If only he and his brethren could bw ao vocal about child abusers within the church. It’s about time rhe authorities indicted the individual “leading churchmen” and held them collectively responsible as happens in the real world. It really is time to take these Neanderthalic creatures out of circulation.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:48pm
  134. People are profoundly disappointed in the Catholic Church for allowing priests to molest children, and that’s a far more vital issue than whether your neighbor can marry their same-sex partner.

    Priorities, people!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:49pm
  135. Pope Francis is no better than the previous pope’s but has a great pr company inside the Vatican City spinning wonderful words from this bigoted christian institution which is outdated & irrelevant in the modern world
    Time to abolish religion just like Henry VIII did when he dissolved religion & the monasteries in the UK

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:50pm
  136. Life’s a Bitch then you move on!!! Live & Live, Love & LET Love.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:50pm
  137. he should find something to do , instead of critizing people’s desires, needs more job to do, I”m glad the goverments of each states don’t depend on Churches Opinions as they do in other countries.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:51pm
  138. I was about to concoct a pithy comment telling his eminence where to stick it, but I see all the good comments have been taken.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:51pm
  139. I say if they want to have a say in how laws are written then they should pay the price of admission. Tax these churches who feel they have a right tell us what is law.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:51pm
  140. Well, I’m disappointed in the catholic church. What a conundrum we have.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:51pm
  141. Makes me ashamed to be catholic

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:53pm
  142. I wonder what his boyfriend thinks?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:54pm
  143. Many catholics are “profoundly disappointed” in the hierarchy and their on-going cover-up of sex abuse. Keep church and state separate. Civil law requires equality for all.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:54pm
  144. He should be disappointed with the sex abuse of children…not marriage.. As a gay catholic I’m so embarrassed with the clergy and the cover up.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:55pm
  145. Religious zealot.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:56pm
  146. Everybody needs to just get over it. If we spent the same amount of time helping the poor and hungry the world would be a better place to live.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:56pm
  147. I’m disappointed by priests raping little boys

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:57pm
  148. Gay 1-catholic church-7362858. Get over it assholes. The only thing that you have on your side is people’s ignorant devotion and your greed

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:57pm
  149. I strongly believe these kinds of bigots are a dying breed.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:58pm
  150. I’m ‘profoundly disappointed’ in all Catholics.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:58pm
  151. Of course he says that as he is sucking some 8 year old boys pee pee….do not trust any of those catholic priests or what not…EVERY single one of them are pedophiles, and hide behind the Catholic Church…..of course they can sin all week and pray on Sunday and it is okay….barf

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:59pm
  152. i’m disappointed that he’s disappointed…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:00pm
  153. Not as “profoundly disappointed” as most Catholics are in the Catholic Church and the Pedophile Priests!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:00pm
  154. Church has no place in the government……

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:02pm
  155. I’m profoundly disappointed that the Catholic Church protected child rapists

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:02pm
  156. Who cares what the church says about anything. These are civil rights. It’s the Constitution not the bible asshole! Take care of your own issues before trying to legislate against good honest caring people.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:03pm
  157. He should be more worried about the rape & molestation of boys & girls….keeping that a secret for many decades is far more harmful to our Country than same sex marriage!!!!! Get your priorities straight…well not literary straight! Focus on other issues…the Catholic Church & Schools are declining rapidly…due to your & many others Hippocratic oath of the Catholic Church!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:04pm
  158. Who care ,mind your church business ,or pay the taxes

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:05pm
  159. Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:06pm
  160. Too bad so sad

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:07pm
  161. Well, ain’t that too bad for him!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:09pm
  162. I wonder what Francis thinks of his outspoken comments….

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:09pm
  163. Well, too F….g bad for him….Oh no worries, he’s got all the boys he can handle right now anyway.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:10pm
  164. Please pray for that old white fucker.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:10pm
  165. He also needs to study the history of marriage – even within the bible. THEN, and only then, will he see that his definition of marriage is NOT a constant for humanity. Also, he needs to separate civil law from his church’s law.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:10pm
  166. Tough! Get back in your church before we start taxing it!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:10pm
  167. Catholics? In Oklahoma? Gosh, what’s this country coming to? Send his Yankee ass back to Rome. Suck on this prejudice, Papist.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:11pm
  168. Nobody cares. The media should stop asking them what they think. It’s irrelevant

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:12pm
  169. I like like how they call themselves”fathers”, when they can’t even marry. I guess they need more time to point their fingers.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:14pm
  170. what part of seperation of church and state do they not understand? They have the right to believe whatever they want in church, but those beliefs do not belong in our laws.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:14pm
  171. At this point, I say that if you’re against gays getting married, move to Russia, Nigeria or Uganda. I am sick of hearing of religious people firing employees, and bitching about marriage equality.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:14pm
  172. Can be just abolish catholicism?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:16pm
  173. Well the Archbishop is just plain wrong on this. Love is not about anatomical parts nor is it restricted simply to those who procreate. His views are archaic and ridiculous. He is profoundly brainwashed and cannot for the life of him get out of his own ethnocentricity!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:18pm
  174. The RC Church is full of gay priests. It’s a way some men control their homosexuality – by making it unholy and sinful.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:20pm
  175. Get over it.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:20pm
  176. Yeah well I’m “profoundly disappointed” in your tiny, closed mind!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:21pm
  177. Good! Dealing with disappointment builds character. And who more than the RCC needs character?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:21pm
  178. Didnt god said that we should judge anyone, fucking unholy bastards

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:22pm
  179. Like I give a shit that he’s disappointed. Let’s not even go into how many people the church has “disappointed” (i.e., killed, ostracized, sexually abused, etc).

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:22pm
  180. as if we were ever proud of you mister… And i can bet the lord isn’t very proud of your judging of others… So allow me to tell you this on behalf of the lord… go to hell :)

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:24pm
  181. More Cheesus for your whine?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:25pm
  182. Awww! Let him go cry on his boyfriend’s shoulder! 3:)

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:26pm
  183. This god damned bastard isn’t going to marry ANYBODY. STFU

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:26pm
  184. Oh, I’m so sorry, father. I feel for you. Now, go f*ck yourself.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:27pm
  185. I’m profoundly disappointed in Christianity! Or it’s leaders!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:28pm
  186. I am disappointed that you take the craven stand like so many before you. Get over it you have no right to tell me whom I can marry or what I can do with my body now why don’t you molest more children and lie about that.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:28pm
  187. Even the new Pope disagrees with this guy. Maybe they need to have a talk.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:29pm
  188. OKLAHOMOTRIMONY! <3

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:31pm
  189. I’m profoundly disappointed in the Catholic Church.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:32pm
  190. Shut up rapist.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:35pm
  191. Its funny coming from a guy whose church has the largest amount of pedophiles running…. Just sayin’.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:37pm
  192. well I’m ‘Profoundly disappointed’ in the catholic church!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:39pm
  193. boo hoo asshat.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:40pm
  194. It’s called separation of church and state. He can be disappointed all he wants, but it just doesn’t warrant the continued discrimination against gays and lesbians who wish to marry.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:42pm
  195. It’s sad when the pope is more opened about homosexuality but these average Joe ministers are not.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:44pm
  196. The catholic church has always had the right to refuse to marry people. They still have that right. But same-sex couples have the right to marry and have the legal rights of others.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:47pm
  197. The Pope said it’s okay dude, I thought the Pope was equal to god.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:48pm
  198. And we are profoundly disappointed with all the hatred coming from members of the Catholic Church.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:48pm
  199. Well I’m “profoundly disappointed” that someone let that face in front of a camera!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:50pm
  200. ain’t that a shame he is disappointed most people aren’t too pleases with the number of pedophile priest and the cover up of their crimes

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:51pm
  201. Catholic Archbishop’s have made themselves obsolete.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:51pm
  202. Yet Pope Francis said it’s a sickness for the Church to remain wedged, divisive or entrenched on this issue. Apparently, this one didn’t get the memo.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:52pm
  203. Who cares what u think?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:53pm
  204. What’s news about this. He’s a sheep who blindly follows his leader.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:53pm
  205. I profoundly disappointed with the priest that rape small boys…which is worse???

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:00pm
  206. Let him Kick Rocks

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:02pm
  207. Let’s hope he meets his death in the Middle East … One less bigot in the world

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:03pm
  208. ……opps!….looks like the theocrats are losing their grip on the rest of us!….

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:06pm
  209. Someone should introduce him to the Catholic pope…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:08pm
  210. get over it dear!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:12pm
  211. .. yawn. next.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:15pm
  212. Whatever….

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:16pm
  213. AWW is that pedophile priest pissed off now..who the fuck cares?? i certainly don’t care what he thinks of gay marriage..love is love no matter what gender race creed religion sex you are..now lets all file a petition to have this loser excommunicated from his so called Church and lets rest assured that future altar boys are safe from this creep they call “Father.”

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:19pm
  214. Profoundly disappointed that a “man” of God would preach hate of any kind.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:19pm
  215. Nobody should care what these bitter old men say. They’ll be dead soon.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:27pm
  216. fuck religious idiots and fools…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:27pm
  217. he wil get over it….his religion doesn’t decide the rights of others!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:29pm
  218. Asshole

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:30pm
  219. Who gives a shit what he thinks?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:31pm
  220. Get used to it, padre.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:32pm
  221. He just needs to go back in the closet

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:34pm
  222. The archbishop can take his profound disappointment and stuff it up his ass along with his sick twisted corrupted church!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:35pm
  223. This is what happens when a religious figure is ignorant about human rights and the love of Jesus. Jesus said nothing about homosexuality, NOTHING! It is man who created discrimination, not God. Do not use a book as the authority of God, when man wrote it. When you use the Bible for hate, you are using it wrong anyway! Marriage equates to two people who love each other and are committed to each other, period! God created equality for all of us, not just a few. Learn to deal with it Mr. Archbishop.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:37pm
  224. Tell him to take an aspirin and call his doctor in the morning…dah!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:37pm
  225. boo hoo straight people tears

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:41pm
  226. I profoundly dont give a rats ass about his dissapointment…judgemental fool!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:42pm
  227. To bad! Listen to the Pope!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:43pm
  228. Well guess he is a profound fool

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:43pm
  229. Aww…no more secret bathhouse visits for you? Sorry padre…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:45pm
  230. Wah wah wah. Cry me a river.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:46pm
  231. You DUMB closet case ..

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:46pm
  232. well why should he care, they are not about equal rights but old rules and laws that do not fit today world

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:50pm
  233. What a hypocrite.. his fellow priests were caught molesting kids and then he goes and says he is disappointed? Look within your own ranks before you go and say something about gay marriage1 Hypocrite!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:50pm
  234. Actually, according to his own bible marriage involves a lot more than one woman and one man. And is shrouded in a lot of incest and rape.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:51pm
  235. Tax that jerk’s church! If men of the cloth want to publicly spew their opinions against our rights, TAX THEM. No more free rides, churchboy!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:54pm
  236. Fool – doesn’t know his church history. Or does he think that some of us can’t read…………………………………

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:57pm
  237. You. Hypocrite keep your hands off children let gay people alone !

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:58pm
  238. Really? I’m profoundly disappointed you’re a Catholic archbishop, asshole.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:00pm
  239. why dont the church stfu

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:01pm
  240. ‘WE’ should care what he thinks because ?…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:01pm
  241. what a surprise….

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:03pm
  242. F#@k him and the scepter he rode in on.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:04pm
  243. If all gays get married there won’t be any left for the clergy to play with.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:05pm
  244. so he wants to go on record and say that the catholic church does not stand for love and acceptance, it stands for the opposit, hatemongering and discrimination… glad he was able to stop in and speak for a god and warn us all that the army of sheep he has brainwashed are going to be bigots. same story over and over with them

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:12pm
  245. But its ok for the church to harbor know child molesters????????

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:25pm
  246. he’s disappointed me by being a narrow minded bigot

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:27pm
  247. My heart is breaking.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:29pm
  248. Why does he think his opinion matters?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:30pm
  249. HE’S the reason the courts HAVE to rule as they do!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:31pm
  250. What an unfortunate mess of a human….

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:35pm
  251. Narrow minds that don’t change feel safe.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:36pm
  252. Go to Hell Padre.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:39pm
  253. And I’m profoundly disappointed in him, so I guess we’re square.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:39pm
  254. I wonder how disappointed he is in the sexually defiant behavior of his Church. Shaddup!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:40pm
  255. Deport that bigot to the Vatican.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:43pm
  256. Does that somehow interfere with priest molesting young children? I think that is where his disappointment should be directed.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:49pm
  257. Well, we’ve had to put up with the “profound disappointment” in the church’s bigotry and homophobia so there’s no reason that the archbishop shouldn’t reap a bountiful harvest of his own. Suck it up, archy, there’s more to come.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:50pm
  258. So let me get this straight….gays and lesbians want the approval of the Catholic church who are a bunch of pedophiles? I’m not talking about one priest who molested one boy. I’m talking about hundreds of children mostly boys who were raped, sodomized and molested by Catholic priests all over the world who won class action lawsuits against the church who in turn had to claim bankruptcy and had to sell their churches, schools and land to pay the victims of sexual abuse at the hands of their own priests. To make matters worse the Pope got on t.v. and said, “I find all that evil hard to believe” which was a slap in the face to all those victims of abuse. The city of Boston alone won a $40 billion dollar lawsuit. And these people are still so desperate to have their approval?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:50pm
  259. I am disappointed in the Catholic church for so many reasons. maybe this archbishop should concentrate on finding a way to help all the victims of sexual abuse perpetrated by priests over the years.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:51pm
  260. If you read and believe in the scriptures, it does advise that bishops (archbishops as well?) are better married than going to hell. The concept of celibacy in the priesthood is actually fairly modern in its origins. In the early church, members of the priesthood were more often married. Also, in the early church, same sex marriages were sanctioned by the church

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:52pm
  261. Tough. Sir, we are profoundly disappointed with your opinions on a lot of things.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:57pm
  262. The RC church is a harmful and hateful institution – the Pope may put on a smiley face but its still the same old crap.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:03pm
  263. he is supposed to be trying to please God, not himself

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:09pm
  264. I dont care. I burned my bible, crucifix, babtism and confirmation doccuments years ago.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:09pm
  265. TFB

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:12pm
  266. Maybe he just needs to feel up an alter boy to make him feel better

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:14pm
  267. #sns

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:21pm
  268. Who gives a shit what this pedophile thinks?

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:23pm
  269. Suck it up, dude!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:23pm
  270. Bummer, asswad!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:24pm
  271. I LOVE IT when Bishops are Dis-appointed!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:27pm
  272. Well, then, cry me a river and dial 1-800- WAH

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:30pm
  273. are you profoundly disappointed every time you preside over the ordination of new priests and know at least half of the new messengers of god ARE GAY!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:35pm
  274. someone needs to tell the catholic church’s human resources department that they are supposed to hate fags.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:39pm
  275. Oh! Darn it! Just shut it! You’re into celibacy, since when did you marry? Schlampe!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:44pm
  276. Then I guess he should leave the state. Why is a priest commenting on secular matters anyway? I guess he should pay his taxes.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:46pm
  277. SO?!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:50pm
  278. Relax, you’ll get over it!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:53pm
  279. who cares what that dork thinks …creepy old coot

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:02pm
  280. I’m disappointed in Catholic Priests so

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:05pm
  281. *worlds smallest violin* Aw, poor thing, the government didn’t conform to your lifestyle choices.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:08pm
  282. Tough shit on this relic!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:11pm
  283. I’m profoundly disappointed in the Roman Catholic Church.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:13pm
  284. Haha

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:13pm
  285. Who cares what he thinks. This is concerning the government and the constitution and not the bible and catholic theology. No one is asking the Catholic Church to perform same-sex marriages.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:25pm
  286. lol disappointed discrimination was shut down… not disappointed about the sexual abuse in his so called “church”

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:26pm
  287. Too bad. Go poop yourself.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:28pm
  288. COME ON YOU SEX OFFENDERS… Be realistic how many boys have you molested … THAT IS SICKER!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:30pm
  289. Not surprising that a professed celibate disapproves of the sex lives of others; but a bit surprising he would prefer promiscuity to commitment.

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:31pm
  290. SEXUAL ABUSE IN YOUR CHURCH IS MORE OF AN ISSUE THAN THIS… PEOPLE THAT GET MARRIED WITH THESAME SEX DO NOT DO WHAT YOU DO… Sickoo!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:31pm
  291. ARCH BISHOP
    IS DISAPPOINTED HE CAN NOT CLEAN UP THE SEXUAL OFFENDERS IN HIS CHURCH .. That is the issue…

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:33pm