The Pope is calling for unity against same sex marriage, even from different religions. Because, you know, that's the most important fight for them right now — the unity between two people who love each other, which has no effect on anyone outside of their relationship.
"Knowing, too, the value of family and marriage, we as Christians attach great importance to defending the integrity and the uniqueness of marriage between one man and one woman from any kind of misinterpretation. Here the common engagement of Christians, including many Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Christians, makes a valuable contribution to building up a society equipped for the future."
We hear a lot about the integrity and uniqueness of marriage that needs defending, but we don't hear a lot about how it's being attacked. And with what it's being attacked. Or how Greg and Larry's marriage (filled with love and devotion) makes Becky and Andrew's marriage (filled with love and devotion) any less meaningful.
He even met with Muslim leaders and said:
“I am thinking, for example, of the protection of the family based in marriage, respect for life in every phase of its natural course or the promotion of greater social justice.”
How does the LGBT community not respect life? That's just absurd. This whole argument is absurd.
We actually think the community has MORE respect for life — especially in how those lives want to express their love to one another.
What is really lost by allowing love to flourish?
If you don't like same-sex marriage, then you don't have to marry the same sex! Simple as that, and your life hasn't changed one bit. Just don't bring others down for wanting a meaningful relationship recognized by the state, and if they so choose, the church.
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