The Pope used his Christmas publicity blitz to demonize his favorite target, gay marriage.
Nevertheless, the march toward national approval of gay marriage continues without pause. Today we learned gay marriages will be performed in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
I’ve wondered how much collection plate money is spent on the foolish opposition to gay marriage. A small army of clergy and politicians have made some of their living bashing it. When they see it’s finally time to stop, they will have to cast about for some other group to demonize.
My assessment is conservative churches, including the Catholic Church, need to study contemporary culture more carefully before deciding which sin to run up the flagpole. When they paste a big label of SIN on something, and then have to drop it because the public ignores them, they have egg on their faces.
They made a big mistake on this one. But it’s not the first. The Catholic Church made another by outlawing birth control that was not “natural”. Catholic couples have decided for themselves what is “natural” and ignored their clergy.
I learned years ago the relatively small number of gays in the electorate disguises their political and economic clout. When one adds up extended family and personal friends, they are a formidable force.
They are able to run over all the Popes and preachers who label it sin. A gay wedding gala at the National Cathedral is coming up.
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