SEATTLE BISHOPS SCUPPER ANTI-GAY ARGUMENT

From THE ADVOCATE:

In a letter published late Friday on the Seattle archdiocese’s website, Washington State’s four Catholic bishops call on members of the faith to contact lawmakers and urge them to “defend the current definition of marriage.”

The bishops say that only heterosexual marriage should be legally recognized because it is “related to bringing children into the world and the continuation of the human race.” There are “forces already undermining family life today,” and recognizing other unions would exacerbate the situation, they write. They also say that limiting marriage to straight couples “does not depend on anyone’s religious beliefs” and that this definition of marriage “is grounded not in faith, but in reason and the experience of society.”

COMMENT: Bloody 'ell! If the Roman Catholics are going to start resorting to reason and citing experience they are going to bugger themselves as far as same sex marriage is concerned. In fact, they could end up with no Roman Catholic Church whatsoever. I mean, if you get rid of the unreasonable stuff from Roman Catholicism what have you got left? Christianity, I guess, but their present leadership don't seem too keen on that.

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SEATTLE BISHOPS SCUPPER ANTI-GAY ARGUMENT — 5 Comments

  1. Hrm…that definition of marriage places _any_ marriage out of the range of doctrinal authority – which means that the present Vatican position on marriage cannot be infallible.

    To you, that may mean little, but to see four bishops come out and undermine the Magisterial position (albeit few would see it) makes me both terribly sad and childishly gleeful.

    In regards to your image…that is a great side benefit to _our_ catholic church permitting ordination of married, divorced, female and openly gay people who are called by God. You have “X” problem? If I can’t relate, I know someone who can.