Thursday, October 14, 2010

Catholics far more progressive on same-sex marriage than church hierarchy

Not that it's any surprise...

But the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life did a study on Catholics and same-sex marriage and found that close to half of all Catholic voters support the right of same-sex couples to get married. Furthermore, 68% of Catholics believe that the "don't ask, don't tell" rule should be repealed.

I find this greatly encouraging after reading the virulent comments on the web site of the progressive National Catholic Reporter, which would lead us to believe that many Catholics are obnoxious hard liners.

It just goes to show how far the Catholic institution has strayed from its people. The church is spending huge amounts of money to defeat same-sex marriage throughout the U.S. As this article by Catholics for Equality urges, why not spend these valuable funds actually funding something that matters...such as "Economic troubles? Stopping war? Unemployment? Healthcare?" How would Jesus have spent those dollars?

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