Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Michael Voris is selective in his sanctimony

Michael Voris
Michael Voris of Church Militant is a gay man who claims to be celibate in order to conform to the catechism of the Catholic Church. That is his decision to make. Yet Voris is a hypocrite. Aside from prohibitions on “bearing false witness,” the catechism is explicit: “Truth or truthfulness is the virtue which consists in showing oneself true in deeds and truthful in words, and guarding against duplicity, dissimulation, and hypocrisy.”

Mr. Voris has a history of saying or writing just about anything in defense of the Catholic Church. He will do so regardless of whether or not his assertions are truthful. In fact he will make statements regardless of whether or not his utterances make any sense.

While he mixes fact with opinion, Voris is essentially correct with respect to the following:
Two gay men are suing the U.S. government over the citizenship of their adopted daughter.

Roee and Adiel Kiviti, two Israeli-born men and naturalized American citizens in a so-called same-sex marriage, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department, which has ruled that the child doesn't meet the standard for birthright citizenship.
The two men are citizens of the United States. Period. The two men are married. Period. The two men are represented by Lambda legal. I have not read through the entire complaint. Doing so in the near future will allow me to comment on the merits of their suit but that is not my subject. At least not today. My focus is the following:
The lawsuit was filed last week in federal court in Maryland by LGBT activist groups Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality.

But health officials disagree. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its annual survey revealed that children from same-sex parent families are twice as likely to have psychological problems; suffer with developmental disabilities like ADHD; have learning or intellectual disabilities; almost twice as likely to need medical treatment for psychological problems and three times as likely to be prescribed medication for such problems.
First, at the risk of being pedantic, the word “but” introduces a statement contrasting with what has already been mentioned. There is no contrasting text. But let us move on to the Centers for Disease Control. Michael Voris does not provide a link to anything. He doesn't do so because what he is claiming doesn't seem to exist. It is a smear; a lie.

The annual survey that Voris referred to is the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The CDC has made the questionnaire available. There is no question relating to the existence or nonexistence of same-sex marriage. In fact, the only questions that use the term gay are those which asks the interviewee about their sexual orientation.

No state modules were added to the 2018 dataset. Going back to 2017, no state module asked any question relating to the existence or nonexistence of same-sex marriage.

It would appear that Michael Voris is full of crap. I will contact him. If he can provide a link to substantiate his claims about the CDC annual survey, I will be happy to make a correction.

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