Thursday, May 15, 2008

Day of infamy!

It’s a sad day in California when our courts legalize same-sex marriage, by a 4-3 decision.

We have to remember that all people are created in the image of God and deserve to be treated as such, no matter what their behavior. We make a distinction between person and behavior, sometimes expressed as "hate the sin, love the sinner." The Catechism describes homosexual acts as "intrinsically disordered": "They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

So we deplore acts of discrimination or unkindness against homosexual persons, but we insist on speaking the truth about the nature of homosexual acts. This is not a phobia. It is compassion together with frank recognition of the nature of a disordered condition.

The Catholic Church opposes homosexual activity because it is intrinsically disordered, an abuse of our human nature. But legalizing same-sex marriage has harmful effects on society.

We will pay dearly for the aberration of our California court that thwarts the will of the people and makes legal what is intrinsically illegal and immoral.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are incorrect. The court did not legalize "same-sex" marriage. It specifically rejected that nomenclature, saying that civil marriage is a right given to all persons and protected by the state constitution. Read the ruling.

Anonymous said...

It truly is a day of infamy, not only because the court ignored the natural law, but also because of its judicial activism. Nothing in the jurisprudence of this state supports its decision. Policy making of this sort should be left to the people and/or the legislature; it should not be usurped by the courts. I fundamentally object to this serious violation of the doctrine of separation of powers. The dissent, which I have read, has it right. God bless Justice Baxter.

Gregory Francis said...

Whatever it is,this homosexual union goes against our faith.I hope California and other states or countries that support this sort of "marriage" do not suffer the fate of Sodom & Gomorrah.

Los Angeles or the city of lost angels,may God have mercy!

Amen