The Best of Kresta in the Afternoon
First Topic - Kresta Comments: CBS News Produces an 10-Minute Hit Piece on the Church: Al Responds
On December 4th, CBS's "The Early Show" aired a 10-minute piece entitled "The Battle: Catholics Vs. Catholics." It can only be described accurately as a hit piece on the Church, CBS describes it this way: "A 21st century struggle over reforms within Catholicism is playing out beyond the Church. In Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital can no longer be called a Catholic hospital due to a clash between religion and modern medicine." Al analyzes the dreadful report.
Second Topic - Same-Sex Marriage on the Rocks?
The same-sex "marriage" movement could be at a crossroads after a new civil-union law in Rhode Island failed to generate any interest among the homosexual community. The law granted same-sex couples the same benefits as married couples in Rhode Island without using the word "marriage" to describe their relationship. In the first two months after the law was enacted, only 14 couples sought civil unions - the worst response among any state that has passed a same-sex "marriage" or civil-union law. The tepid response to the law - something the ACLU called an "embarrassing fiasco" - shows that same-sex "marriage" advocates don't really want the benefits of marriage, said Chris Plante, the Northeast spokesman for the National Organization for Marriage. "It's about wanting marriage," he said. Chris joins us to discuss the issue.