Friday, January 25, 2013

The Catholic Church: Stands in Front of the Gay Marriage Wave


Somewhat like their counterparts in Australia, the Catholic Church in the US is also having to fight to maintain religious liberty. The fate of gay marriage legislation in Rhode Island could hinge on the exemptions it affords religious groups that oppose it, after the House overwhelmingly passed the bill. In legislative testimony, a representative for the Roman Catholic Church raised concerns that Catholic schools and charitable organizations could be forced to change employee benefit policies if compelled to recognize the same-sex spouses of employees.


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  1. It seems like Rhode Island is saying we have the right to practice our religion, but not if it offends someone else. Marriage is not a right guaranteed to anyone of any orientation. Freedom to practice or not practice religion is. T. W

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    1. Yes I agree, but what to tell the pro-gay marriage supporters why marriage is not a right that's guaranteed to anyone of any orientation? The gays claim that they're been persecuted for so long, and now they're demanding equal rights because they feel that what they're all about is something that's acceptable nowadays. And indeed, because homosexuality is no longer outlawed (at least in the USA), that does seem to be the case. So why not grant them the right to marry, they ask? And unfortunately, one can see their point (well to a certain extent), because of the ones who have been given the right to get married, quite a few abuse the privilege and make a mockery of this sacre d covenant. As long as the majority are convinced that gay marriage is wrong then this won't be allowed to happen. But when the majority becomes the minority - well I just hope and pray that it won't be a sign that the Apocalypse will be upon us soon (heaven forbid). Love and Blessings, S.O.

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    2. Hi. You ask good questions.

      Freedom to practice or not practice religion is specifically mentioned in the Constitution's Bill of Rights. Marriage is not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. I think this is good for two reasons:

      1. The founding fathers never intended for the federal government to be big brother. They also believed in state's rights. A law can be good for one state but pointless or even harmful for another.

      2. The Supreme Court has ruled the governent cannot legislate morality. By doing so they risk trampling on our freedom of religion.

      I can hear someone saying, "the government says you can't be married to more than one person at a time. My religion says I can. What about that?"

      My answer is you can have all the significant others in you want. If you don't have marriage licenses then the government can't call you a polygamist.

      I am not advocating common law marriages etc. I am pointing out options. Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

      As for "the end of the world," don't worry about that. Jesus said tomorrow takes care of itself. He also promised to care for His people, especially during the end times. He even promised to cut that time period short.

      Jesus said only God the Fathet knows when the end will come. He did give us clues and told us to learn the parable of the fig tree.

      People were giving and taking in marriage a lot during the days of Noah. Homosexuality was rampant and viewed as normal.

      Jesus explained the parable of the fig tree and friends, we are running the last leg of the race. Let Jesus save your soul and take away your anxieties. He loves you best! T. W.

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