this is the union of one man/one woman for life. It cannot be redefined. People in all ages have recognized, at the least, that marriage takes place between the union of male and female.This has not changed.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
Our President claims he is 'grappling' with the issue of gay marriage but when he was campaigning he said it plainly that he believed that marriage was between one man and one woman.There is no reason for our President to grapple with
the issue because he already stated his own principles on this matter.
You can feel sympathy for people who have same sex attraction but that doesn't mean you can approve of it no matter how difficult it may seem to be for those people. You can respect them as persons because we do not have to define who they are by a term. We define them as persons with the dignity and respect all persons deserve. We have to see them in light of being whole persons.We do not help them by approving of their disordered life style.We do not help the institution of marriage by redefining it.Marriage leads to life-life leads to family and family is the buildling block of any society.WIthout this the fabric of our civilization falls apart and we begin to sink to our lowest common denominators. We become depraved.We can no longer recognize perversion for what it is nor the healthy institution of marriage for what it is.We can have a good marriage,a badmarriage or even choose to live the single life but we still recognize marriage for what it is,good or bad. Unfortunately people fail the institution or are badly prepared for it-or simply make wrong choices but the problem is not with marriage.
Let's not attack marriage anymore than it already has been.
The Holy Family
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