A gay Catholic priest delivered this impassioned speech in support of marriage equality in a Minneapolis suburb last week, but its message is no doubt just as significant on video.
We support gay marriage because we’re a Conservative,” Cameron said.. The Catholic bishops accused the government of moving hastily on the issue “based only on two very brief party conference announcements.
Our friends at Towleroad posted the following clip, in which Father Bob Pierson blasts the Catholic church’s anti gay stance.
She said people may not be willing to listen to both sides of the issue concerning the Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage.
Scott Dibble, DFL Minneapolis, and other Catholics who oppose the marriage amendment are holding what’s being billed as a kickoff for “Catholics Vote No” on Sunday, according to a news release from Minnesotans United for All Families:.
“Too many of us have been thought to think of God in terms of God’s judgement, rather than God’s tremendous love and mercy,” he tells the over 200 Catholics in attendance at the event in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina.
“we believe this amendment violates an important principle in Catholic teaching, and that as Catholics, we can vote no.”.
However, the video does not directly tell Catholics whom they should vote for.
Pierson, who says he knew he was gay when he was ordained, continues: “We must not be prevented from acting according to our conscience, especially in religious matters. our conscience tells us to vote no on the amendment…we do not believe the church has the right to force its moral teaching on others outside our fold.”.
The Minnesota amendment, which was put on the ballot after heavy lobbying from a coalition of Catholic and evangelical religious leaders, will reportedly ask voters to decide if an existing ban on gay marriage in state law should be enshrined in the state’s constitution.
LONDON The Church of England and Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales formally objected Tuesday to the government’s proposal to permit gay marriages, both asserting that their historic understanding is that marriage is the union of a woman and a man.
Paul Catholic churches, tells the Duluth News Tribune that opposite sex unions are “the only moral, acceptable manner to join in marriage.”.
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