"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States ...


What's this?!*
"This is revolting.
How can you tolerate people who...?"
Gloria Upson



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So anyway.  We knew it would happen sooner or later.  Yes we did.

The handwriting on the wall:

After Stonewall, there was critical mass, and within a few years LGBT people started challenging marriage laws. - source
Early in the 1970's there were pastors of churches
who performed same-sex marriages ... and the
trend caught on.



*h/t Jeron

6 comments:

  1. I'm only reading about the NBA Draft today - no Crux, no Commonweal, no NCR.

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  2. "It was just ghastly!" (clutches pearls). Really, I'm not upset. The law doesn't change Truth, but I'm also very happy that those who choose to live together in same-sex unions have protection for the mutual care and support of one another. Now watch all Christians get together and not help their cause by freaking out and castigating any gay people around for how immoral they are vs. trusting that God can bring good from this. Move along.

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    1. God can and has brought good from genocide, enforced mass starvation, murder, rape, child molestation, adultery, child abuse, robbery, etc. It doesn't mean we should encourage it or call it 'good'.

      Grave sin is worse than you could possibly imagine--precisely because we have a staggering dignity as sons and daughters of God.

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  3. I was thinking about historian Will Durant's quote, "A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within." Seems appropriate for North America and Western Europe these days.

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  4. I'm not married and don't intend on getting married, but it's nice to know, according to Justice Kennedy's opinion, that my life is sad and worthless under the Constitution since I'm not married.

    Seriously, though, his reasoning was offensive and I'm not one to get offended. I liked Matthew Schmitz's take over at First Things that, contrary to this opinion, marriage is not the be-all and end-all of existence.

    Now that this is behind us, maybe people can stop making a fetish of marriage. Everyone has "nobility and dignity" whether he or she is married or not.

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