St. Louis Archdiocese condemns gay marriage move

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Archdiocese of St. Louis is condemning a city move challenging Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage by issuing same-sex marriage licenses to four couples.

The diocese issued a written statement calling the city decision a violation of “the laws of our state (that) disregard(s) the laws of nature.”

Four gay couples were married Wednesday a City Hall ceremony. The city decision was an intentional effort to force state courts to overturn the constitutional ban passed by state voters a decade ago.

Attorney General Chris Koster says he supports gay marriage but will uphold the state ban in court.

The archdiocese statement adds that the Catholic church can “love a person (without) accepting all their behaviors” but that “sex is to be reserved for marriage” between a man and woman.

11 comments

  • metatronking

    I am beginning to think fox news may have gone insane! If the readers condemn something in the comments section they get censered. But then they report it in a news story. SMH!

  • Bart

    The Bible also shows where God separated people by confounding their language, and scattering them abroad, thus creating different races (Genesis 11-8). Does The Archdiocese of St. Louis still support the old Anti-miscegenation laws?

    • metatronking

      It does not stipulate that that event created different races. That is your interpretatation. As for miscegenation That was no where restipulated in the new covenant. But the condemnation of fornication and this article topic is restated clearly.

  • Stephen Sweeney

    “..and that marriage between a man and a woman is the only kind of union from which children can come.” –Statement from the Archdiocese found on KSDK.com

    Even the Archdiocese does not believe in Immaculate Conception. Mary, you have some explaining to do.

  • Fed Up

    “….a violation of “the laws of our state (that) disregard(s) the laws of nature”?
    LOL….such hypocrisy especially coming from the Catholic Church who has done everything in its power to protect its very own sick degenerate priests from prosecution, who continue to abuse children.

  • Charley

    There are some really good points on here today. Everyone gets an A for their input, Bart and Steven you get an A+ for bringing out a well known fact’s taught in religion class, I could not agree with you more on that. Sister Mary Elephant would be proud of us.

  • Linda Giovanna Zambanini

    Those are the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church – there are MANY different religious beliefs and none in this country. (Not only that, but there are many different protestant sects who do not believe the same way – and many support equal rights, including equal marriage – so the RCC does NOT speak for ALL Christians!) This is not a theocracy, like Iran or Saudi Arabia, but the RCC seems to think so, and wants it to be a theocracy based on THEIR religion! Sorry, RCC, this is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC based upon constitutional law, with separation of church and state guaranteed by the 1st Amendment and equality under the law of ALL our citizens guaranteed by the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The Vatican does not own our country! The Archdiocese would do well to remember the words of JFK about keeping his personal Catholic beliefs out of politics. What this is about is the fundamental constitutional protection granted by the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution which applies to ALL citizens and reads:

    “ALL persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, ARE citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. NO State shall make or enforce ANY law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; NOR shall ANY State deprive ANY person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; NOR deny to ANY person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

  • Groovy Chick

    Not Catholic or anything, but the Archdiocese has just as much right (check the bill of rights about freedom of speech and religion) to their opinion as you do. Nobody in the government is being threatened.

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