America, the Catholic Church, and gay marriage

As the same-sex marriage tsunami washes over America, finding victory and acceptance virtually throughout the nation, the Catholic Church remains – and will remain – a bastion of traditional marriage (one man and one woman, for life (=no divorce).

Is the same-sex divorce tsunami next?

The so-called doctrine known as: the separation of church and state, in the case of same-sex marriage especially, protects the Church and Catholics from being forced to accept and to perform gay marriages, even though the entire nation, led by the gay radicals, demand that ALL Americans – especially Catholics – accept, approve of, and perform gay marriages.

But will those in radical homosexual community, who are so successfully shoving same-sex marriage down our collective throats, which could be a form of sociological sodomy, accept and approve of the fact that Catholics and the Catholic Church, according to the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, have such protections? Meaning: the right NOT to change our long-held beliefs concerning homosexuality and marriage no matter how much pressure is brought to bear against us?

I doubt the radical gays will accept this situation. I think this will stick in their craw. 

The idea that ANY group of Americans – especially Catholics – will be allowed, by law, to continue to say that marriage is ONLY between one man and one woman for life, and that homosexuality is a sin, will be, I think, unbearable for them. The whole point of having gay marriages accepted and normalized requires that ALL Americans accept gay marriages; not SOME, or even MOST, Americans.

In America, which has, since her founding, a libertarian political philosophy, we write our laws so that people are protected from other people, and from the federal government, not so that people are protected from themselves. America is not supposed to be a place where the federal government decides what is best for us, or what we should and shouldn’t do regarding our own person, America is a place where the federal government tells us what we can and cannot do regarding our behavior toward other people.

Drinking alcohol can become a very bad, dangerous, and deadly habit; but it’s legal for us to drink alcohol in America. Why? Because if we want to drink ourselves to death it is our prerogative to do so in a free nation. Is this what’s best for us? Of course not. America once outlawed alcohol because it is bad for us, and because America had, by that time (1920’s), become something of a morality police state, and most Americans believed and voted to allow the federal government to stop people from drinking in order to protect these people from themselves, from ruining their lives, and, indirectly, from ruining the lives of their families.

Prohibition poster

Prohibition was a very bad idea, leading, as it did, to the creation of a lucrative black market for alcohol, although the intentions were no doubt honorable: to keep people from becoming drunks, ruining their lives, and ruining the lives of their families. In America, so long as you’re not directly harming another person, we should be allowed to do whatever we want to do, including drinking ourselves to death (hey, if you wanna be stupid, be stupid, it’s YOUR life!).

It’s the same thing with gay marriage, in my thinking. I don’t think homosexual marriages are the same as, equal to, or just as good as heterosexual marriages, because the best marriage relationships require a man and a woman, not two women and not two men. Is being in a gay relationship or a gay marriage better than being alone? Possibly. Is being in a traditional marriage better than being in a gay relationship or a gay marriage? Yes, I think it is, but this doesn’t mean I want America to act as a morality police state, protecting gay people from themselves just because I don’t happen to think being gay is what’s best for people. I say let people do their thing, so long as they are not directly harming anyone. And who, in their right mind, believes a gay lover, or gay spouse, is harming anyone?

Likewise, I expect the radical gay community to grant me the same respect. Since I don’t accept gay marriage, I expect to be left alone by the radical gays regarding my traditional beliefs. Let me do my thing too. Thanks. I DO support the legal protections afforded by such gay unions, because it now seems a legal necessity, but I will never consider these couples to be married. The question now, in my mind is: Can the radical homosexual community tolerate this situation? Or will they bring the arm of the state to bear against people like me and my Church? Will we be made – forced – to accept and to perform gay marriages?

The short answer is: No, we will not.

Pass all the laws you want, Catholics and the Catholic Church will never accept gay marriages as equal to, the same as, or just as good as heterosexual marriages. We don’t accept divorce either, because we have too high a regard for marriage to cheapen it so.

About ajmacdonaldjr

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2 Responses to America, the Catholic Church, and gay marriage

  1. joesix says:

    Homophobia is gay.

    • I agree! I am not afraid of LGBT folks and I am proud to count many as my friends, probably because they are so often some of the most intelligent conversationalists I know as well as some of the most loving people I have ever met. My type of friend!

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