A few thoughts:
The Rev. Diane McLanahan of Trinity United Methodist Church in Des Moines acknowledged that many people of faith won’t agree with the ruling. With that in mind, she said the court has reached a decision that “pretty much insists that this will not be a debate about religious rights but a matter of equality and fairness.”
When will Catholics stand up for true Christianity? The Church has plainly stated in Considerations Regarding Proposals To Give Legal Recognition To Unions Between Homosexual Persons that, far from discrimination, justice requires the upholding of marriage – meaning homosexuals cannot marry nor should they have “civil unions”. Yet here in our midst is a woman claiming to be Christian who, in claiming that homosexual “marriage” is a part of equality and fairness, is working against the Holy Spirit, confusing those who do not have a strong understanding of the truth. A recent poll from USAToday found that USA Catholics “are more liberal than the general population on social issues like divorce and homosexuality, despite the Catholic Church’s longstanding conservatism on both issues”.
Jason Morgan, 38, said he and his partner, Chuck Swaggerty, adopted two sons, confronted the death of Swaggerty’s mother and endured a four-year legal battle as plaintiffs.
“If being together though all of that isn’t love and commitment or isn’t family or marriage, then I don’t know what is,” Morgan said.
It’s time we start educating each other about what marriage actually is – and it’s not just about two people who love each other, as Pope John Paul II and Christopher West (and others) have written.
So, all this being said, what do you suppose we can do about it? I’m a poor college student, whose time is largely dominated by school work, so I don’t really know how I can help.