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Wed Feb 4, 2015, 03:19 PM

 

Top Catholics And Evangelicals: Gay Marriage Worse Than Divorce Or Cohabitation

Religion News Service | By David Gibson
Posted: 02/04/2015 11:54 am EST
Updated: 3 hours ago

NEW YORK (RNS) A high-profile alliance of conservative Catholics and evangelical Protestants is set to issue a sweeping manifesto against gay marriage that calls same-sex unions “a graver threat” than divorce or cohabitation, one that will lead to a moral dystopia in America and the persecution of traditional believers.

“If the truth about marriage can be displaced by social and political pressure operating through the law, other truths can be set aside as well,” say the nearly 50 signers of the statement, which is to be published in the March edition of the conservative journal First Things.

“And that displacement can lead, in due course, to the coercion and persecution of those who refuse to acknowledge the state’s redefinition of marriage, which is beyond the state’s competence,” they say.

The declaration adds that some people “are already being censured and others have lost their jobs because of their public commitment to marriage as the union of a man and a woman.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/04/catholic-evangelical-gay-marriage_n_6613710.html

They've lost their minds.

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Reply Top Catholics And Evangelicals: Gay Marriage Worse Than Divorce Or Cohabitation (Original post)
rug Feb 2015 OP
shenmue Feb 2015 #1
Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2015 #2
Fortinbras Armstrong Feb 2015 #3
47of74 Feb 2015 #4
okasha Feb 2015 #5

Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 03:27 PM

1. Someone on another board told me it was worse than murder



There is just no talking to some people.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 03:41 PM

2. Still fetishizing that state issued heterosexual intercourse license, I see.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 06:39 AM

3. "Top"?

By whose definition?

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 10:58 AM

4. That's what I asked...

 

Who are the people who signed this thing?

And maybe Francis ought to have a little sit down with any Bishops who signed this.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 10:53 PM

5. The truth about marriage

is that it has always been a legal contract, not infrequently drawn up by the parents of the couple, who may have been complete strangers to each other before the wedding. Except for the nuptial Mass, the ceremony didn't even take place inside a church until the fifteenth century.

I'm not sure these guys had minds to lose.

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