I too am Catholic. And you are correct, Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation. When the child becomes old enough to understand sin and able to choose between sinning and not, then it is time to educate them in the faith.
However, I believe you missed the part in Catholic teaching where a priest can withhold the baptism of a child if the priest can find no evidence that the child will be raised in the faith. A two people who openly and publicly reject fundamental Church teachings, as these two men do, certainly qualify as not intending to raise the child in the faith.
Of course this is an Episcopalian pastor. And they have been historically weak on moral issues for more than a century which is why these men chose that church instead of a Catholic church. I believe that pastor did the RIGHT thing.
A (faithful) Catholic priest would have told these men to get right with God before agreeing to baptize the child, and he would have been right to completely refuse to baptize if the men refused.
 May 1, 2015 at 3:47pm
From the country that brought us Hitler…
 March 30, 2015 at 4:55pm
Recent studies have proven internet trolls are sociopaths. Get back on your meds.
 March 19, 2015 at 12:03pm
My cat makes the decision on how to hang the roll.
 March 18, 2015 at 8:47am
Fake! Fake! Fake! Handwriting is way too good. Letter shapes are too consistent with one another. And the changing of colors is not something a little girl would do like that.
More lies from racist blacks. Everytime someone screams “racism” from a white, it is a lie with fabricated evidence.
There are way more blacks who are racist than whites, both by percentage and sheer numbers.
Just a little something to add... I think one very telling feature of the letter is the way the word racist was spelled... "races". Sounds like Ebonics to me. Of course, having noticed that I am sure makes me a 'races' person.
 March 16, 2015 at 5:49pm
After reading his comments, and reflecting on some of his other actions in over the past year, I have made a decision.
Today I cancelled my Dish TV subscription to TheBlaze TV channel.
The most confusing holiday in the "hood", Father's Day. Blacks see nothing wrong with a 70% illegitimacy rate among blacks. 10 kids, 7 different fathers. With that many different partners, I doubt the women even know for sure who fathered their children.
 December 11, 2014 at 11:02am
Yet another demonstration that the environment movement is UTTERLY morally bankrupt and irredeemably hypocritical.
 December 11, 2014 at 10:03am
Well, they are correct. Homosexuality is unnatural. If it were natural, then humans would be able reproduce that way.
We are all born sinful.
And sinfulness takes us into all kinds of unnatural stuff.
This article is actually a pretty good read, if you believe in the Biblical reasoning behind the so-called "anti-gay" movement. It is an unnatural act, and God Himself never gave it a name, "merely" called it an abomination and "unseemly."
@RPP - You're undeniably correct.
"“I am shocked and really disappointed that at the end of 2014, we have a billboard in the middle of our city that says that kind of hate,” said Beth Panilaitis.
What a twisted train of thought that is!
She would have spoken for over 95% of the US population, had she said - "I am shocked and really disappointed that at the end of 2014, we have a homosexual POSOTUSA and his appointed judges, who have legalized abhorrent homosexual State unions between sexual deviants."
If people are born with their sexual preferences pre-determined, then the same could be said of animal lovers, incestuous siblings and many other "taboos".
Don't hate them just because they were born that way!
Human sexuality hasn't been purely about sexual reproduction for tens of thousands of years. All humans, even straight married couples, engage in sexual activity for pleasure and social bonding a lot more often than they do so for the sake of sexual reproduction.
Sod0my is sin ans sin in many ways is the corruption of the natural Good order of things. God designed sex to be between one man and one women in the confines of marriage. Sin has corrupted that in so many ways; fornicati0n, rape, pedophilia, bestiality, prostitution, pornography, homosexuality, and etc.
There is nothing factually incorrect about the advertisement.
Good morning rpp,
I have sex while using birth control - thus purposefully avoiding a child. It's quite obvious that birth control is man-made, but throughout history people have had sex in ways that avoid childbirth. Ancient herbs, alternative sexual techniques, tracking menstrual cycles... sex is naturally for more than being able to just reproduce. It bonds people, pleasures them. Babies do not need to be part of that for the rest of it to still be natural.
If heterosexuality was natural and sex was only for conceiving children, why would women have a clitoris? It serves no function besides pleasure. Why have a G-Spot if sex isn't about pleasure?
I think the only part they are correct about is that they "believe" the twin studies show that no one is born gay. Sure, I'm on board with that; they probably did misinterpret studies showing that genes play a factor in deciding sexuality and decided to believe their conclusion.
Have a good day!
How is that billboard displaying "hate?" Hate is when you have the cowards of ISIS stoning to death a homosexual man. Or perhaps the countless other atrocities that you libs love to ignore from the Islamic Nazis. How about that hate that is spewed over Israel? No no I guess your right this billboard is just as bad as the above. Get a life and get a real cause to stand by.
Twins, one boy ..one girl..nobody is born sexed...simplistic answers to a few questions. Some males and females cannot reproduce, are they natural ? When did YOU choose your sexual orientation ? See,I have never been attracted to other males,only females. So do tell how you battled your homosexual desires. Or . like me you never had any, YOU and me were born that way...well I was.
Homosexuality occurs in nature therefore it actually IS natural, by definition.
You couldn't be more wrong. My cousin's daughter was obviously gay by the time she was two. It's not a choice. I had a friend years ago who attempted suicide; he was drafted and chosed to stay in the closet but he couldn't take the atmosphere. I know another man who was married and had children and he and his wife hated each other---until he came out and they divorced. As soon as they divorced, they became the best of friends. It's people like you who fire up the liberals and turn moderates into lefties. Shame on you---on so many levels. Neither you nor I have the right to judge gays, but people who think the way you do, do more harm than good.
Big difference in the sin of homosexuality and lets say my sin...I do not go around MAKING everyone accept my sin :(
I keep in contact with some of the people I went to university with. One, a young lady who is a molecular biologist, said that gay rights activists are the #1 biggest obstacle currently blocking new discoveries in genetics. Apparently, they have an enormous lobbying group that puts a stop to any study being done into what determines sexuality.
The way she put it, "Gay activists don't want any evidence one way or another. If it (sexual preference) turns out to be genetic, there might be a cure for it. If it turns out that there's no genetic reason for it, then it's a lifestyle and a choice. Either way, the gay activists are against any research into it."
I have a serious, genuine question. If gay people "didn't choose" to feel the way they feel, and they can't help it, wouldn't that apply to everybody? Or does it only apply to gay people.
What I mean to say is, if a gay person has no control over their feelings of attraction and sexuality, isn't it equally true that a straight person has no control over their feelings of revulsion and disgust?
If a gay man is attracted to the concept of having sex with other men, and he's "born that way" and "cannot change", then a straight man who is disgusted by gay men is also "born that way" and "cannot change." If feelings are something we're born with, then my disgust and revulsion at the sight of lesbians is just as valid as the feelings lesbians have. My intense urge to vomit when I see gay pride parades is just something I'm born with, and I can't change who I am.
Right? That's how it goes, isn't it?
Once again, when facts are presented that counter the LBGT community’s arguments, they dismiss it as hate and prejudice. If the LBGT’s position on genetic causation were factual and supported by legitimate, empirically sound and peer reviewed meta-analysis research, the leftist media would have the results as front page news DAILY! You can bet on that.
Well I suppose the billboard was 100% accurate. They said "we believe". They did not say anything about facts. Clearly they would rather ignore facts in favor of their beliefs and bigotry.
Homosexuality is not a choice but placing judgment on others is.
I agree that it is NOT genetic but a choice and probably they were raped as a child. I have seen them in this country and others soliciting young boys and teenagers to "come" with them. It is not natural and from time immemorial they have been shunned or killed as abnormal persons whether female or male. We are nice, we do not kill them and they only shun us and we not them.
For me this isn't the point. Free speech is free speech. Nobody can tell them that the billboard shouldn't be there unless they want the same scrutiny shown to the Atheist billboards which call God a myth, a fairy tale and a lie. I don't care what you believe or how you present it as long as we all have the right to express ourselves without violence or destruction of property.
I have said for years that ALL scientists, including evolution scientists agree that heterosexuality is the natural default setting of human sexuality and anything that veers from that default setting is a deviation from the natural state and is therefore a deviant sexual behavior. After all, all scientists cannot seriously disagree that all animals and man requires a female and male reproductive system to procreate.
blah blah blah
Atheists seem to think that all that for which the human is built is survival. Why then do they abandon what is natural and commit instead acts that do not benefit our race in any way.
It is completely natural. The proof of that is, some individual animals in over 1500 species within the animal kingdom exhibit gay tendencies and behavior.
they can't produce life, i am still waiting for my daughter to snap out of it and bring life to a precious child. i feel really bad that i don't have a grandchild of her's.
Gays want the "born gay" issue to go in that direction for one reason, so they can collect a check from being a mental screw-up from birth. Claiming they were born gay is a way of offsetting their guilt from being a pervert. Weak minded people seek people of like mind, or in other words, water seeks its own level. These people can't handle a normal relationship, so they seek deviant lifestyles that allow them to do whatever they like without retaliation or ridicule from within their own community.
 December 8, 2014 at 4:33pm
It must be miserable going through life being so stupid. Looking just the left of the circled image or just above it, you can see the that it is reversed. In reverse, it is the Japanese kanji for Temple.
 November 26, 2014 at 11:27am
That person (looked like a woman to me) should be rewarded. She exhibited significant courage as well as self-control and restraint by not rising to the bait of the human filth attacking her and the store.
Rewarded? This is behavior EVERYONE in the world should abide by. It's called DOING THE RIGHT THING. This is what WE as parents should be teaching our children day in and day out.
Maybe she just loves that Pappa John’s secret recipe sweet crust...
 November 19, 2014 at 3:27pm
Interesting that all the English-speaking countries of the world made the list, but conspicuously absent are nearly all the socialist European countries, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, etc. In fact, of the EU countries, only Austria and the UK, the Netherlands and Denmark made the list.
Pretty lame if you rank lower than Iran although I hear the Iranians are very generous when it comes to sending a nice collection of stones in someone's direction.
 November 18, 2014 at 12:41pm
If homosexual activity were “normal” then is be reproductive. Any mutation that leads any organism to engage in activity that prevents reproduction can be considered abnormal, self-destructive making individual harmful to the species as a whole.
The above has been understood for all of human history.
Oh, and I will conclude by saying this was a predetermined result in desperate search for supporting data. Engaging in sexual activity is ALWAYS a choice. Not all choices are good, healthy or morally defensible.
 November 18, 2014 at 12:12pm
So, in your opinion, when the media lies or misrepresents the truth to favor your anti-Semitic opinion, that should not be exposed. It is people like you who are the problem. You would do well to focus on truth rather than obscure it motivated by your irrational and self-destructive hate.
 August 1, 2014 at 10:41am
I wonder how long it will be before they are sued for discriminating against cowards hateful Christophobes.
It would only be discrimination if they said praying to the Christian god is the only way to get the discount. Since it's a 'praying in public' discount, then it presumably applies to everyone who does so.
"Dear God, Thank you for this food and bless it to our bodies, also watch over these restaurant owners giving them the strength to deal with the Anti God democrats who pick the devil and the evil he spews, Amen"
@ rpp sadly it won't take long until someone sues for discrimination. It still is a good thing and I would like to see it spread.
Horrible, these Christophobes. I hope it doesn't spread to Islam or I won't be able to beat my wife in public!
I think I'm going to go buy a case of hairspray, stand at a busy corner, and every time a Prius comes by,.,.....one can in each hand, and one foot on a can spraying into the air. Focus on more important things. This crap science makes me want to move to Mars, but I know they would be regulating me there too
This is like Obama's ridiculous vehicle standard he signed in 2012. He got great press when he suddenly mandated a 55MPG standard, but the practical results of it would end the US auto industry and cause hundreds of thousands of people to die in crashes, who would have otherwise survived.
Also, keep in mind that while Obama does this to American industry, the rest of the world is building energy plants of all kinds as needed in their countries.
So, this moron will get great press for saving the world, but the degree to which his dictates are followed, is the degree to which people will become destitute or die.
Executive orders may be blocked or overturned by an act of Congress. No presidential signature needed. But they must be done within 30 days, of the issuance of the order. The Republican House could 'call' the Senate's resolve on this issue, even if the 'walking dead' Senate Leader Reid objects. Being an election year, it could get rather dicey in the states like West Virginia and Colorado where coal is mined..
I think 0bamao could cut HIS CO2 emissions by 30%-if he just stopped running his mouth.
Of course, energy prices will necessarily skyrocket.
This is the first giant step for Obama to alienate the Dems, they just don't know it yet. The Liberals up north and on the east coast will freeze in the dark or pay extremely increased utility rates. I just hope they are smart enough to remember who unilaterally did this to them when they vote next time.
"unleash a new economic opportunity”
Yeah, right. Making things prohibitively complex and expensive has always been a boon to economies. Just look at how successful the Soviet Union was. Or ask the Chinese how building buildings no one lives in and scrapping cars no one bought contributes to a sustainable economy.
Add to that so much for any of us save the Obama-communist cronies.
More death nails for America's coffin ...... Thanks AGAIN president moron.
Now tell us all about your laser focus on jobs. More like your death ray on the USA.
Anybody in congress that approves the. EPA budget is guilty. That is plan and simple.
If your member of congress voted to fund the EPA , they are no different than Putin. Mine did.
Republican leadership did.
The EPA is no longer needed, each state now has their own agency.
It doesn’t matter who objects and what lawsuits are filed. The justice system is headed by Holder…a Marxist/ Alinsky operative.
Obama’s slithering minions in the meantime will harass, intimidate and paperwork any industry not on his payroll to death.
Worst thing Nixon ever did...encouarge the creation of the EPA. Defund it folk. Defund it into oblivion. There are laws enough to protect us from each other and ourselves. Then sell of the Nationl Parks and Monumets back to the states, and get rid of the Antinquities powers of the President.
Another public service announcement
"The government is like a fungus ...watch it grow on you".
THANKS TO REPUBLICANS, creating the UNCONSTITUTIONAL EPA through EXECUTIVE ORDER!
Any republicans calling to IMMEDIATELY ABOLISH the EPA?
Public law 91-604
"National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants" aka the clean air act
Section 112 (c) (B)
(2) The President may exempt any stationary source from compliance with paragraph (1) for a period of not more than two years if he finds that the technology to implement such standards is not available and the operation of such source is required for reasons of national security. An exemption under this paragraph may be extended for one or more additional periods, each period not to exceed two years,
There have been modifications and amendments to the law since 1970 so if anyone can find a more up to date link that clarifies or modifies the above, please post!
Enough with this or any other legislature or executive telling us what we can and cannot do. The feds DO NOT have constitutional rights to do what they want which is the same as taxation without representation which gave us America in the first place. If we back down, be prepared to live in huts or sheds and starving! The Constitution granted 3 things for feds: 1) common currency; 2) protect the country against wars/invaders (read illegals being greeted to come in), and 3) encouraging domestic and international trade. So, why are we allowing them to dictate to us. States have rights and more of them need to stand up and declare this garbage is just that garbage and ignore the EPA and feds.
how about we reduce Obama's emissions by two thirds. that would solve many of the countries problems.
,You mustn't expect redneck evangelicals to understand science.
Man made global warming is a fact.
Have any of you hears of the great series now on TV called "COSMOS"? It lays out global warming, the age of the universe, and evolution so clearly that I think even southern baptists could understand these topics.
May 15, 2014 at 9:19am
The answer is obvious. It is the Hanford Nuclear power, weapons and storage facility in the Yakima/Hanford area. The underground storage tanks are currently leaking highly radioactive material.
Don't you think that would have been checked first? Yes it would, with all those nuclear haters I'm sure that was probably the first place they blamed. Could be due to the higher then normal rate of this crap in Mexicans maybe they have a cluster of those higher at risk, add to that the lack of folic acid for many and who knows.
If this was in DC, the answer would be simple. Most of the federal workers there do not have spines either!
considering that the leakage would more than likely go downstream the Columbia river towards the Tri-Cities/ Walla Walls. Not that it would be impossible to come this way... but if there were leakage, I would think that they would check for that.