Denver, Colo., May 12, 2012 / 08:05 am (CNA).- Bishop James D. Conley of Denver says that the civil unions bill being debated in Colorado is an attempt by the government to redefine and change the public's perception of marriage.
“The purpose of the law is to reorient people’s values,” Bishop Conley told CNA on May 10, “and that isn’t what government should be about.”
The intent of the bill, Bishop Conley said, is not to secure “legitimacy for social arrangements and personal behaviors,” but rather to “change viewpoints” of the general population about the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
If passed, the civil unions proposal could “pave the way for a total redefinition of marriage” by “creating a pseudo-marital institution” which is recognized by the government, he warned.
Bishop Conley said that changing the meaning of marriage “would be like redefining math or physics—some things are objective, unalterable realities."
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