Homosexual Marriage. Why is the Church picking this battleground ?
(01-01-2013, 08:58 AM)ImpyTerwilliger Wrote:
(01-01-2013, 02:57 AM)ggreg Wrote: An optimist might rejoice that after 40 years the Bishops of Britain finally appear to have grown a pair.  But this is out of character and it makes me wonder why men who have been weaklings about Abortion, Divorce, couples living with each other before marriage, or with no intention to be married (which is very common here) appear to have drawn a line on this particular issue.  

Greg, I think you're right.  Although a good argument can be made that same sex marriage is a quantum level more grave than most of those issues (given its intrinsic disorder), the ignoring of those issues paved the way for acceptance of same sex marriage because it allowed that sex and marriage are about an individual's pleasure and psychological fulfillment.

You wonder whether there is a conspiracy, but I think the reason for focusing on this issue now (aside from the obvious fact that it is current due to political pressure), rather than the others, is much simpler:  $$.  The overwhelming majority of people are heterosexual and will be offended when those other issues are raised.  They have been known to walk out of Mass when they are addressed from the pulpit.  And their money goes with them.

Same-sex attracted people like myself are a small minority and make a safer target.  (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

That might be a factor I agree.  But why protest it at all?  Given how weak these Bishops have been over the last 40 years this would be a perfect thing to ignore.  All they would need to say would be that a Catholic cannot get married to a person of the same sex and leave it at that.

It feels like they are drawing a line in the sand with this issue and I am confused as to why they would.

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Re: Homosexual Marriage. Why is the Church picking this battleground ? - by ggreg - 01-02-2013, 06:53 AM

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