Refreshing.As Roman Catholics, we differentiate between sacramental marriage and civil marriage. Therefore, we perceive that same-sex civil marriage poses no threat to our Church. While we respect the authority and integrity of the Church in matters of faith, our prayers and discernment have brought us to a new openness on this issue. We do not ask the Church to perform same-sex marriages. We do implore the Church to honor the States’ prerogative to authorize civil marriages for our gay and lesbian family and friends.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Catholics for Marriage Equality
The press doesn't often report on religious people who support marriage equality. Catholics for Marriage Equality is just such a group. They have begun a website to promote marriage equality among Catholics and others. Here's a quote from the website, as noted by Pam Spaulding on her blog: