To hell with you Bishop Tobin

There is a case currently before the Rhode Island Supreme Court regarding whether the family court can dissolve a gay marriage.

The state AG, Patrick Lynch has already said there’s nothing in the law the precludes it from happening. Since his sister Margaret (Peg) is a lesbian this doesn’t surprise me but I still applaud the AG’s willingness to come forward on this issue.

Governor Don Carcieri says that marriage is defined as one man, one woman. I expect that from Carcieri since he’s a horses ass and really isn’t qualified to be governor, a more suitable office would be dog catcher. Typical behavior for a Republican (Hereby referred to as Repug.)

But the one who really raises my hackles is Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Diocese of Providence. In classic fashion he says that there will be profound and radical consequences. The thing that really bugs me is that the Bishop never says what those consequences might turn out to be. Father John Codega gave a foreshadowing of the Bishop’s sentiments during testimony for the Marraige Equality bill in the house. I’ve written about Codega before and suffice to say the man shouldn’t be a priest but an attack dog. But Codega’s argument was that straight institutions needed to be ‘protected’ from gay people.

Anyhow I’m left to imagine the consequences. If I use my biblical studies as a rough guide any one of the following will occur should RI allow a gay person to marry the person that he/she loves.

  • Man marries animal – the slippery slope argument at its finest.
  • Cat and dog mate and have offspring, do we call it a Cog or a Dat?
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will certainly make an appearance if Bishop Tobin is to be believed
  • Maybe the rivers will boil. Then again with global warming pretty much confirmed on all accounts this isn’t hard to believe
  • Maybe the rivers will run red with blood of slain Christians. If only that were the case, maybe then the rest of us could get on with our lives in peace without interference from the church.
  • The reality of it is that none of the above will happen if gay people are allowed to cement their relationships by getting married. This has been proven time and again in Massachusetts.

    And to the Bishop I say fuck you, and to hell with you. I’d like to take that big crucifix you wear and shove it up where the sun doesn’t shine. Maybe then you’ll see the light. Except there is no hell so my fondest wish won’t come true. I can wish that he live in interesting times, and it looks like we might make that a reality for the man.

    One thought on “To hell with you Bishop Tobin

    1. The human marries animal angle is ridiculous.

      But there is another angle that isn’t. Advocates of gay marriage believe that two consenting adults should be able to get married.

      And I agree with that.

      But what about two men or two women are related? Why should that be illegal?

      And for that matter, why should it be illegal for related men and women to marry? The possibility of genetic defects in offspring could be addressed with blood tests and applied to all couples regardless of any direct relationships between them.

      And. no, I don’t have a really hot sister whom I want to marry. :)

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