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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  October 11, 2010
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"Catholic" Andrew Cuomo Bashing Catholic Church Teaching on Homosexuality

Cuomo should either accept the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church or cease and desist from identifying himself as a Catholic.

Lord Acton said that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Political ambition corrupts too.

Bulletin for New York Democrat gubernatorial candidate and "cafeteria Catholic" Andrew Cuomo: The Roman Catholic Church disapproves of gay bashing AND the homosexual life style.

Catechism of the Catholic Church:

"Chastity and homosexuality

"2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that 'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.' They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

"2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

"2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection."

The Andrew Cuomo campaign charged Republican rival Carl Paladino with "a stunning homophobia and a glaring disregard for basic equality" in remarks to Orthodox Jewish leaders.

What had Paladino said?

New York's Daily News reported as follows (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/10/10/2010-10-10_carl_paladino_in_blast_at_gays_nothing_to_be_proud_of_in_being_a_dysfunctional_h.html#ixzz120sneCCg):

Paladino declared "that being gay is 'not the example that we should be showing our children.'

"'I don't want [children] brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option - it isn't,' Paladino said to applause at a meeting with Hasidic Jewish leaders in Williamsburg, Brooklyn."

The Paladino campaign responded to the Cuomo campaign attack with this statement:

"First Andrew Cuomo's campaign called Carl Paladino anti-Semitic. Then they called him a racist, then anti-women and now a homophobe. Of course they don't correct themselves as they careen down their dirty campaign trail: Carl's made his comments about gay marriage at an event with supporters in the Orthodox Jewish community. May we now delete the first name Cuomo's camp called Carl, as the Orthodox Jewish community clearly doesn't think Carl's an anti-Semite?

"Carl's position on gay marriage is exactly equivalent to that of the Catholic Church. If Andrew Cuomo has a problem with the Catholic Church's position on gay marriage, he needs to take that up with his parish priest - if they are still talking after Andrew's public support of partial birth abortion.

"On Friday, August 20th, Paladino campaign staffers and volunteers followed Andrew Cuomo around the Wyoming County fair. One of our supporters was dressed as a duck - to highlight Cuomo's routine ducking of the issues - and the rest were walking along with Cuomo blowing duck calls. A Cuomo [staffer] accosted two gay males in the Paladino group, saying, 'If you girls don't get out of here, I'm going to shove those duck calls down your throats.'

"This is illegal assault, and likely a hate crime since the Cuomo staffer clearly referenced their sexuality in his threat. The Paladino staffer, Carl's nephew, and our volunteer escaped without harm.

"Before Andrew Cuomo can anything to say about homophobia, he needs to root it out in his own ranks. The man who authored the 'Vote Cuomo, not the Homo' line and who refused to lobby in favor of gay marriage needs to rethink his tactics before he calls out any more names."

Cuomo should either accept the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church or cease and desist from identifying himself as a Catholic.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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