So as you may know, gay marriage is not recognized in Minnesota.
However, in the fall election, there will be a question on the ballot asking if I want to go further and make a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
I’m not sure why government/secular marriage needs to reflect the values of Catholic marriage (In many ways, it already doesn’t). I really want to suppor the Church on this, but right now Im more on the fence.
Today, I read this post from a Facebook friend:
" I could hide this from my church and my priests, but I won’t. I’m a devout Catholic. I serve my church with diligence and faithfulness. I will never ever leave my church, leave my faith, because I can’t, because I believe in the sacraments of my Lord, his grace through his mother, and the Saints. I will be voting AGAINST this marriage amendment, as a matter of law. Period. State marriage has never approximated Catholic marriage, and I see no reason why it should, because they are simply not the same. So bring the crucible. I don’t care."
I probably won’t vote against the marriage amendment, but I am sympathetic, as a fellow Catholic and fellow American, to his stance.