Thursday, June 2, 2011

USCCB Head Timothy Dolan Endorses Gay Marriage: Oh, Never Mind

The head of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Conference Timothy Dolan is fighting for marriage (still; again).  The title of a recent blog posting he has published about this fight: "Marriage: the core of every civilization."

And that title beautifully summarizes why gay and lesbian folks and our allies are fighting for our right to marry.

Oh, wait.  I am now reading further and I see that Archbishop Dolan didn't mean to endorse marriage as a core value for everyone.  It's only for heterosexuals.  It seems his blog title is a tad misleading.

What he really means to say is, "Heterosexual marriage: the core of every civilization."  With a subtitle: Catholic bishops' definition of marriage must trump civil law and its definitions.

Because we say so.  And because everything we teach about human rights and justice for all doesn't apply to gay and lesbian human beings. 

Because we say so.

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