Sunday, June 6, 2010

Yay for Traditional Marriage! Mr. Limbaugh Takes a New Wife

Glenn Greenwald comments at Salon today on Mr. Limbaugh's fourth marriage--his fourth traditional marriage.

You know, the kind of marriage many churches, including my Catholic church, holds up as the gold standard for marriage: one man, one woman.  For life.

As Greenwald notes (citing Steven Silberman), between them, Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Gingrich (who is Catholic) have had seven traditional marriages.  But they want to keep the door shut tight against their gay brothers and seekers seeing a single marriage.

Under the rules of the U.S. Catholic bishops, per their recent letter to Congress demanding continuation of their "right" to fire or refuse to hire those who are gay simply because we're gay, I suppose Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Limbaugh would have no problem obtaining a job in a Catholic institution.

On grounds of sexual orientation and fidelity to traditional marital standards, that is.  They qualify. 

Whereas anyone who happens to be gay does face problems, as he or she seeks work in Catholic institutions.  Simply because he/she is gay.

Something seems wrong with this picture, doesn't it?