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Video: Archbishop of Washington State Urges Rejection of R-74 (Gay Marriage)

 

A message from Archbishop J. Peter Sartain to Catholics regarding Referendum 74:

See more: "A Pastoral statement by the Catholic Bishops of Washington State regarding Referendum 74"

Versions are available here in Chinese and Vietnamese as well.

8 Comments

  1. Gregor
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    The RCC is opposed to SSM?? Who knew?

  2. George
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    It's important that those of a faith follow it to their heart's content, but please don't impose it on others.

  3. Randy E King
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    @George,

    "It's important that those of a faith follow it to their heart's content, but please don't impose it on others."

    Bur isn't that exactly what you are doing...?

  4. Mikhail
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    @George Tell that to the educators in Canada, Scandinavia and England who are teaching kids in public schools that "being gay is okay, never mind what the church says" when they should be telling them that its a sin and the final destination is damnation. Look up "gay support groups" on google or at any school or library and u will get tons of "pro-gay" propaganda but people are never told of the alternatives like Courage apostolate, Exodus, Focus on the Family and many other groups. Samesex attracted young people, christian and atheist, need to be told about these groups in school. If not, then it is YOU who is imposing your beliefs on others

  5. Publius
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    The archbishop is not "imposing" his views by exercising his free speech rights. People of faith and people of no faith have a right to make their case in the public square.

  6. Zack
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    @Publius

    You have to understand. If agree with the social left, then you are promoting free speech and enshrining the values the Founders put into the Constitution.

    If you disagree, then you are an oppressive bigot who is imposing your values on others and you need to be silenced.

  7. Publius
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Zack,

    Got it. Thanks.

  8. Daughter of Eve
    Posted October 8, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Excellent! Thank you, Archbishop Sartain.