Red Dress Wearing Cardinal To Same-Sex Couples: Your Marriages Are ‘Fiction,’ You Should Be Celibate

From The New Civil Rights Movement:  http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/1-cardinal-to-same-sex-couples-your-marriages-are-fiction-you-should-be-celibate/politics/2013/01/02/57562

David Badash
on January 2, 2013

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has issued a letter stating same-sex marriages are “a legal fiction” and that gay people must live celibate lives or risk God’s love. George, who published the letter New Year’s Day in advance of an upcoming Illinois bill that would make same-sex marriages legal, adds that the Church will refuse to bow to the will of the majority on marriage equality, but promises the Catholic Church is not anti-gay.

READ: Catholic Cardinal: Gay Marriage Not Marriage, Just Friends With Benefits

 “Civil laws that establish ‘same-sex marriage’ create a legal fiction,” George writes. “The State has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible,” the Cardinal states, apparently forgetting that corporations are people.

“People live out their sexual identity in different ways, but the Church offers the means to live chastely in all circumstances, as the love of God both obliges and makes possible,” George’s letter states, meaning gay people should live celibate lives or risk going to Hell.

Curiously, Cardinal George’s letter, which was also signed by six Illinois Bishops, adds that if same-sex marriage becomes legal in Illinois, it will be challenging for him and, supposedly, all Catholics, to maintain their respectability. George is worried same-sex marriage equality will make the public label Catholics who don’t support the new law “bigots.”

Continue reading at:  http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/1-cardinal-to-same-sex-couples-your-marriages-are-fiction-you-should-be-celibate/politics/2013/01/02/57562

See also Huffington Post:  Cardinal Francis George Launches Effort Against Illinois Same Sex Marriage

2 Responses to “Red Dress Wearing Cardinal To Same-Sex Couples: Your Marriages Are ‘Fiction,’ You Should Be Celibate”

  1. Jessica Sideways Says:

    I think this is them recognizing that the tide of public opinion is turning against them and their campaign of bigotry.

    • Suzan Says:

      I think the tide is turning against religion as more and more atheists are speaking out and saying there is no god. We embolden others who have doubts. As long as we were silent people assumed no religion meant someone sitll believed but just didn’t go to church. Perhaps the US will become more secular like France and other enlightened nations.


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