Saturday, June 7, 2008

More on the "Marriage" Ruling

On June 5, 2008, "Tradition Family, and Property" took out a 2-page ad ("Battling for America's Soul") in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Times, exploring the implications of the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex "marriage." The ad, which is actually an article, examines what the ruling means within the context of Christianity and Western Civilization, and what it means for faithful Catholics. Excerpts:

"By legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the State becomes its official and active promoter. It calls on public officials to officiate at the new civil ceremony, orders public schools to teach its acceptability to children, and punishes any state employee who expresses disapproval . . .

In any situation where marriage affects society, the State will expect Christians and all people of good will to betray their consciences by condoning, through silence or act, an attack on Divine law and the natural order . . .

Left unchecked, this anti-Christian trend will become an unprecedented assault on the First Amendment and our American way of life that we do not hesitate to call persecution. "

The argument is on a higher intellectual level than one usually encounters in a daily newspaper, and is worth reading in its entirety.

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