Monday, April 13, 2009

DC Council, Catholics and Gay Marriage

Last week, the Washington DC Council voted to unanimous (12-0) to recognize "marriages" to homosexual couples. However, there will need be a final vote on this in May. It probably would have been 13-0 but Marion Barry did not vote.

So, here we have the DC Council voting on this and at least three of the council members are "practicing" Catholics.

Yvette Alexander (Ward 7) is not only a member of Holy Redeemer Parish but she is on the Parish Council.

Murial Bowser (Ward 4) is a member of St. Anthony's Parish.

Vincent Gray (Chair) is also Catholic. However, I am not been able to identify which parish he is affiliated with.

Will their pastors speak with them about this? I hope so, but I doubt it.

Will the DC Catholic Conference lobby against this with them? I hope so but I don't think it will do much good.

Will the Archdiocese say something to them? I hope so but I also don't think it will do much good, even if they do.

Little by little, society's morals are slowly being eroded. Little by little, our pastors and bishops do not fight the good fight but seem to be more interested (at times) in being a good social service agency than fighting for morality.

Update: This morning on WMAL (630AM), there was a report on this and Susan Gibbs, the spokesperson for the Archdiocese said that if this was as important a vote as they say it is, then why is it not open up to public discussion. Good point. But even if we would be able to convince the three Catholics to vote against it, it would still pass.


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Anonymous said...

"It is a momentous occasion, certainly one I will never forget." Vincent Gray, City Council Chairman, on taking communion directly from the Pope at mass at Nationals Park.

Kevin said...

You should be ashamed of yourself. God preaches love, not discrimination. No one is talking about forcing the church to preform these ceremonies. We're talking about two committed, loving adults entering into a legally binding contract. You give religious people a bad name.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kevin, why should someone be ashamed of their opinions? You want everyone to be open to your ideas, yet you aren't intersted in understanding where religious people are coming from. Are you intersted in the theology behind a man and a woman and the sacrament of marriage? Let's see who is the closed minded individual.

Roman Catholic said...

I rather have the queers than Marion Barry.

Anonymous said...

You can have your opinions, but please stop trying to put your religious ideas into law. The restriction of others based on your religious views is wrong. The US isn't a Theocracy and even as a Christian I will fight to make sure it never is - God doesn't force himself on non-believers.

Viator Catholicus said...

To Kevin and 3rd "Anonymous:" the pro-homosexual "marriage" lobby is the one forcing religious views on others. Catholics support true marriage which is one man and one woman NOT because of religious belief, but because traditional marriage accords with the unviersal practice of the human race and the law of nature. No human society ever held homosexual relations as a marriage or even a contractual bond until recently. Those with homosexual tendencies CAN already form legal contracts in the USA. What they want is to impose THEIR BELIEF that it is matrimony on the rest of society. They want to redefine reality!!! But such unions are totally deficient by their very nature as regards the essence and purpose of marriage. There is no complementarity of husband and wife, father and mother, and also NO possibility of natural procreation whatsoever. Homosexual relationships are artifical and in no way promote the common good of society. People of good will must unite in stopping imposition of their personal perverse views on society since this unnatural novelty will be affect civilization to our great harm.