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WaTimes: Religious Leaders: Gay Marriage a "Peril" to Liberty

 

The Washington Times:

Nearly 40 religious leaders, including Catholic, evangelical, Jewish and Mormon figures, issued an open letter Thursday that argues that the battle against same-sex marriage is a fight on behalf of religious freedom.

“Marriage and religious freedom are both deeply woven into the fabric of this nation,” clergy members wrote in their letter, “Marriage and Religious Freedom: Fundamental Goods That Stand or Fall Together.” It calls on all Americans to promote and protect marriage “in its true definition.”

The “most urgent peril” associated with legalizing same-sex unions is that religious individuals and organizations would be forced or pressured to treat same-sex sexual conduct as the moral equivalent of marital sexual conduct, they explained.

... “It is sad to admit that our culture has reached a point where such a statement is necessary, and yet it is for just such a time as this that the Lord has called the North American Lutheran Church into being, to be able to make such a stand and offer our support to this important cause,” said the Rev. John F. Bradosky, bishop of the NALC, which was created in 2010 as a church body for “traditionally grounded” Lutherans.

“Marriage and religious liberty are at a crisis point in the United States. This letter is a sign of hope,” said Cardinal-designate and New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan.

One Comment

  1. Little man
    Posted January 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Too bad religious leaders have to stick their heads out against same-sex civil marriage legislation, when it will affect the entire society (same-sex partnerships included) if same-sex civil marriage legislation passes. Basically, homosexuality advocates and lobbyists are helping elect Democrat legislators who are willing to adopt their value system - that homosexuality is genetically or inborn based and is irreversible, when there's no scientific evidence for it having gone through peer review. The unscientific will believe anything that makes sense to them. That's how marketing is done (and it works, and pay for expensive TV adds, and built up what is called now The Media).