Under the Dome

Roman Catholic Diocese mailer draws a complaint

The Catholic Dioceses of North Carolina have contributed $100,000 to the effort to put a ban on gay marriage and civil unions in the state constitution. And now the Raleigh Diocese has sent a mailer titled "Why Traditional Marriage Matters" that is prompting a complaint to the N.C. State Board of Elections.

Carol Love, the former executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, a liberal-advocacy group, questions whether the group filed the proper campaign paperwork for the mailer and filed a complaint.  A staffer at the elections board told her the no records reflected the political expenditure. "My complaint is that the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh does not seem to be adhering to all state, and possibly federal, election and lobby laws, including reporting requirements, and request that the Board of Elections investigate this matter," Love wrote. See a copy of the mailer below.



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Two guys in robes/gowns?

Not the most effective imagery for their message!

Sexual apartheid

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has disagreed with the Roman Catholic Diocese, in his latest book (published 2011) he has written - 

"To discriminate against our sisters and brothers who are lesbian or gay on grounds of their sexual orientation for me is as totally unacceptable and unjust as apartheid ever was." (page 55) 

Strong words from a great man who has fought against apartheid.

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