Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bishops Release Letter on Marriage

And they get right to the heart of the objection to same-sex "marriage":

"Attempting to redefine marriage to include [same-sex] relationships empties the term of its meaning," it says. Thus, "It would be a grave injustice if the state ignored the unique and proper place of husbands and wives, the place of mothers and fathers, and especially the rights of children, who deserve from society clear guidance as they grow to sexual maturity."

"Indeed," the letter continues, "without this protection the state would, in effect, intentionally deprive children of the right to a mother and father."

An identical point was made last year in the "Marriage Matters to Kids" video.

The full document is here.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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