What 10 priests say about gay ‘marriage’
10 Catholic priests were recently asked to write roughly 4 sentences on the topic of “gay marriage”. Here is what they said…
Fr. Jeffery Kirby from South Carolina
A while ago, while I was at a wedding reception, a lesbian couple approached me and asked what I “thought of them.” I responded that I thought they were children of God, with dignity, who want to love and be loved. They were human persons who desired companionship to share the joys and struggles of life. They seemed surprised by the answer. I continued, however, and explained that the expression of this basic human need should always follow our spiritual and bodily reality. Homosexual acts and supposed “gay marriages” do not follow this natural order, and are a dis-order that does not bring the stability, peace, and fulfillment which love and fellowship should supply.
Fr. Shenan Boquet from Virginia (President of Human Life International)
Many Catholics, out of a sincere but misinformed compassion, think they must approve of the destructive homosexual lifestyle and the redefinition of marriage, lest they “judge” another person. The scandal caused by this confusion leads also to the further marginalization of those who defend traditional marriage in light of God’s moral and natural law, and leads to the loss of souls who sadly approve of this sinful homosexual lifestyle. We find again and again how well Scripture and the Magisterium align with natural law on this fundamental question. “Man participates in the wisdom and goodness of the Creator, who gives him mastery over his acts and the ability to govern himself with a view to the true and the good. The natural law expresses the original moral sense which enables man to discern by reason the good and the evil, the truth and the lie.” (CCC 1954)
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Fr. Thomas Longua from Texas
Marriage is, among other things, a contract whereby each party gives and accepts rights over their bodies for those acts which are suitable for procreation. Homosexual activity is in no way suitable for procreation. We do not deny the homosexual persons legitimate desire for companionship and unity, but to engage in homosexual behavior is not healthy in any way. Thus we love the sinner, but hate the sin (activity) and say that gay marriage is an oxymoron and cannot be.
For the rest of the quotes, see the full post at Catholic Household.