Friday, June 05, 2009

Bishop Robinson rejoices at legalization of gay marriage in New Hampshire

Robinson who watched the gay marriage debate in the State Legislature in Concord commented, "We need to be working in our religious institutions to come to this new place about what is God's will about this," Robinson said. "I think a close look at that will reveal God loves all of God's children, not just certain ones, and that's the harder work."
In a speech in Washington last month, Robinson said despite recent momentum, the struggle continues for gay rights supporters in churches.
"Religion in general still presents the greatest obstacles we face in full equality," he said. "Ninety-five percent of the oppression that we know in our lives comes from the religious community."

Read the entire story on AP.

Catholic Deacon Keith Fournier agrees with the bishop that religious people are at the forefront to protect traditional marriage, but disagrees that it's an evil must must be overcome.
"At the forefront of the movement to protect marriage are Catholics who believe what the Church teaches. Our insisting that marriage remain what it has always been is adding to our precarious place in the culture these days. However, make no mistake; the Catholic Church will not change its position on the nature of marriage because it cannot. Truth is not up for grabs, no matter what the growing “dictatorship of relativism” throws our way. "
One of the many times I am so proud of my Church. We stand for truth no matter how unpopular that makes us.

Read his entire column at Catholic Online.

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