Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:32 PM
cbayer (134,735 posts)
Wash. State Catholics Break With Bishops, Back Same-Sex Marriage
A few days old, but I missed it previously.
Bishops listen during an afternoon session at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Annual Spring Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia, June 13, 2012.
A group of Washington State Catholics have opted to go against the positions of their bishops and profess their support for a referendum question that would legalize same-sex marriage.
The organization Catholics for Marriage Equality held a prayer vigil on Sunday outside of Seattle's Saint James Cathedral in support of Referendum 74, which would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
In an interview with local media, one of the demonstrators explained that he felt God's love went beyond any statement of opposition to same-sex marriage from the Roman Catholic Church.
"Catholics believe Christ's primary message is one of love, and Catholic social teaching teaches us that God loves everybody. We are standing up for centuries of Catholic social teaching," said the vigil attendee to seattlepi.com.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/wash-state-catholics-break-with-bishops-back-same-sex-marriage-84091/#HkPIzYKOKeWxKVti.99
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Wash. State Catholics Break With Bishops, Back Same-Sex Marriage (Original post)
|Si MC||Nov 2012||#1|
Response to cbayer (Original post)
Sat Nov 3, 2012, 07:03 PM
Si MC (55 posts)
1. Bishops who have never been married to any man or woman
Decide who should marry, and why?
Does this NOT make any sense ? Please show me how any of this makes sense to anyone!
Catholics first, defend or swear how you will get these guys out of your religion's management system.
Any ideas why we should keep these guys alive with power over other human lives?
Response to Si MC (Reply #1)
Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:07 PM
skepticscott (9,977 posts)
2. The question is why these people
would remain part of a religion that gives men likes these power, and expounds such hate and bigotry, when so many other options are available?