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Spain's Bishops Urge United Front Against SSM

 

Catholic News Service:

Spain's Catholic bishops urged political parties to unite against same-sex marriage, after it was confirmed as legal by the Constitutional Court.

"Spanish legislation on marriage is gravely unjust — it does not protect the parties' right to be recognized in law as husband and wife, nor the right of children and young people to be brought up as future husbands and wives, and to enjoy a father and mother in a stable family," the bishops' conference said after its Nov. 19-23 plenary in Madrid.

"We call again on politicians to take responsibility. Right reason demands everyone act according to conscience and beyond party discipline in this key area and that no one votes to endorse a law which so badly damages society's basic structures."

The statement follows the Nov. 6 court judgment rejecting legal challenges to the 2005 law.

The bishops said the country was "witnessing the destruction of marriage by legal means," adding that all politicians should uphold the common good by changing the law.

10 Comments

  1. Mikhail
    Posted December 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    I think we should push for a global ban on gay marriage and civil unions through the UN. Make it so homosexuality is legal in every country but also ensure it does not get any special rights. Even the Netherlands and Belgium would have to comply

  2. Zack
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    @Mikhail

    It's bad enough that they're pushing a global gun control and billionaires tax through the U.N.

    I believe modern civilization is reaching a tipping point here. Like the Roman Empire and the Ancient Greeks, we have passed the point of no return and will soon pay the price for turning our backs on what made us great. Civilization will eventually reset and mankind will have to rebuild.

  3. OvercameSSA
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    "Make it so homosexuality is legal in every country"

    The legality of homosexuality is what has led to all this nonsense about so-called gay "marriage." They talk about the government staying out of the bedroom, right? Here's what I propose, then: All consequences of bedroom activities shall be immediately be defunded by the government. No longer should the taxpayers have to dig into their wallets to pay for HIV/AIDS (and other STD) research and treatment that homosexuals bring on to themselves. No more taxpayer funding for children conceived because of irresponsible procreation.

    You want to treat sex like recreation? Pay for that luxury. I'll stay out of your bedroom; you stay out of my wallet. 'kay?

  4. Marc Paul
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Guys,good luck with.

    #notacatschanceinhellofpublicsupport

  5. Adam Eve Stevens
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    OvercameSSA wrote, "The legality of homosexuality is what has led to all this nonsense about so-called gay 'marriage'. They talk about the government staying out of the bedroom, right?"

    The question of redefining marriage has nothing to do with "government staying out of the bedroom." Homosexuals can do whatever they want in the bedroom, whether or not marriage is redefined.

  6. Mikhail
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    @OvercameSSA, thats a different issue though: taxpayer funding of healthcare, which is more of an economic issue rather than a social issue. NOM is a social conservative org and I dont think it has any preferences when it comes to fiscal policy; as long as you oppose gay unions, abortions and support school prayers ur among friends here; Im not a member incidentally, just a poster :)

  7. Mikhail
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    Also, the main point I was referring to was the double standard that the US and the EU are ordering Uganda and Iran to do away with sodomy laws; quite rightly, but on the basis that most countries in the world frown upon them. Most countries in the world frown upon gay marriage; in fact only 12 countries (if u include Mexico) have it. If Uganda can be ordered to give homosexuals the right to have sex, surely Spain and the Netherlands can be ordered to give children the right to a mother and a father?

  8. OvercameSSA
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    @Adam Eve said, "The question of redefining marriage has nothing to do with "government staying out of the bedroom."

    I agree with this, but that is not how it is perceived by common folk who are easily manipulated by media talking points. The media (prompted by homosexuals) equates those who are against so-called gay "marriage" as being homophobic, i.e., against all rights of homosexual rights, including the right to do what they want in their bedrooms.

    So, even though ss"m" is not a bedroom issue, it is spun that way. So, if you're going to spin it that way, then I am going to go along with the spin and say that if you want to call gay "marriage" a government intrusion on what you do in the bedroom, then I am going to make a deal with you and get government completely out of the bedroom by not funding healthcare/research for the bad results of your bedroom antics (and by allowing you to have your so-called right to get "married").

  9. OvercameSSA
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    @Mikhail -

    I don't get the impression that NOM's position on marriage does not account for its economic importance; certainly marriage has both a social and economic impact.

    In any case, you mention that the UN's motivation to legalize sodomy is based on the fact that other countries frown on it laws outlawing it; that seems a little dubious to me. I see where you're going with your argument, but if you tried to use the "other countries frown upon it" reasoning to outlaw gay "marriage," you would find that the argument to legalize sodomy is based on some sort of perceived universal right to do whatever you want with your body.

    And that's why the economic argument is so important: your right to privacy only extends to the point that it does not have an adverse impact on society, i.e., taxpayer funding for its consequences. That applies to both sodomy and so called same-sex "marriage."

  10. bud
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    The Spanish bishops were 100% on the mark when they called for a united front to defeat marriage of same sex people. Since O'bama was elected by that 50% of Catholics not active, all I get is e mails for more money or faxes to our congressmen and not even an inkling of a way to know what's going on. Just why don't we have a united front, including the bishops, NOM, Liberty Council, Becket Fund and many many others. Until some form of unity is taken I( am not donating any more, I'm sick of everyone on their own little trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!