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In a New York Minute: Coming Persecution of Christians over True Marriage? Comments

The leaders of the homosexual equivalency movement are dedicated to building a society where the positive law of the Nation forces us all to call to be a marriage what can never be a marriage - or face the police power of the State. They scored what they believe was a decisive "victory" for their brave new world in New York last week. History will prove them wrong. However, with the tragic act of the legislature in New ... Continue Reading

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  1. Theophile
    3 years ago

    Why is it when Sodom is the example of homosexuality incurring Gods wrath, put forth.
    We overlook what God said in Ezekiel 16:49 The sin of Sodom was: Pride(proud to be an American?), fullness of bread(childhood obesity?), Abundance of idleness(got entertainment?), and weakening the poor and the needy(bank bailouts, government dependence?). Homosexuality doesn't even get mentioned, because it is a product of these root problems.

  2. John D
    3 years ago

    Deacon, I understand the wording regarding the protection of religious institutions is very weak in this legislation. What are the possible ramifications of this? Can a church be sued for refuing to marry a same sex couple? Would there be grounds for a law suit based on discrimination?

  3. Irl Gladfelter
    3 years ago

    If the Church si ever persecuted by the State over this and other related issues so be it. The Church must stand its ground. It survived persecutions time and again in the past and shall do time and again until the parousia.

    Another point: The State may permit or require its agents to "Marry" (?) people of the same sex, but it can never force the Church to administer its Sacraments to those who are ineligible to receive them. It cannot be forced to administer the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to same sex couples.

    Perhaps the time will come when the Church in the U.S, to do what is done in a number of European and other countries: let the couple be married by a State magistrate or justice of the peace; and then go to the Church for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, which it will administer only to those who meet the Church's requirements.


  4. SaraPalen
    3 years ago

    If the Church be on fire, then probe me God, examine me, test my heart and mind in the fire so I may live my life by your truth. That You ,oh Lord be my ladder to salvation. Let me not be of a Church that is lukewarm, lest you vomit us out. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the end of our death, Amen

  5. John D
    3 years ago

    Ed Nestor, please understand this very basic fact: Following the teachings of the RC Church is a very difficult thing to do. Following the church's teachings on artificial birth control, for example, is difficult and sadly, most people fail at it. Just because they fail at it doesn't mean the church's teachings aren't true. Here is an example of the absurdity of your logic: If we walked down the street asking random people to add fractions in their head and when they ultimately get it wrong, we would declare that math is not true and that world of academia is in peril. The church's teachings are true even if people like yourself just don't get it. And, stop blaming the clergy for YOU not understanding the Catechism. YOU have a stake in learning and saving yourself. Spend a few minutes trying to educate yourself on the internet instead of constantly making snide comments about the church. Catholic Answers is a good place to start. My friend, I will pray for your conversion.

  6. Ninov
    3 years ago

    What was and is still missing and started this all is lack of teaching on contraception. Every petition at every mass should include 'To end the evil of contraception.' When you separate human sexuality from procreation you have nothing or in this case...anything. It seems though, When people in the piews hear conctraception and evil in the same sentence, they will really perk up. But unfortunately, with lack of priest and lack of teaching, they would probably just leave. Now this is the fruit of 50 plus years of contraception and many priests and bishops, who still today, support it because they are weak and not praying for an increase in faith to see the truth.

  7. John D
    3 years ago

    New Yorkers, I strongly encourage you to go to the NY State Catholic Conference web site and sigmn up for action alerts. Make your voices heard!

  8. Robert Burford
    3 years ago

    Same sex may become a legal construct for marriage but in reality it will only be a civil union and will never be a sacrament as Christ intended at Cana

  9. Dr. F. Cassar Torreggiani
    3 years ago

    Homosexuals can call their union a marriage as much as they like and as loud as they like, and pass a law saying their union is a marriage but the fact remains whether they like it or not, it is not a marriage and will never will be even if the law puts all catholics in prison , it still will never ever be a marriage.

  10. Fred H
    3 years ago

    Matthew 13:24-30
    Jesus proposed another parable to the crowds, saying:
    “The kingdom of heaven may be likened
    to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
    While everyone was asleep his enemy came
    and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off.
    When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well.
    The slaves of the householder came to him and said,
    ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field?
    Where have the weeds come from?’
    He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’
    His slaves said to him,
    ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
    He replied, ‘No, if you pull up the weeds
    you might uproot the wheat along with them.
    Let them grow together until harvest;
    then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters,
    “First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning;
    but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

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