To Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George
Taken from facebook I just had to share this statement!
– Frankly, I could care less about what the Catholic Church teaches about homosexuality! Argue about it all day long for all I care! That’s not the point!
The POINT is WHY does it think it has the right to force its beliefs upon everyone else? I know that that is Catholic tradition to do so but this is not the Dark Ages when you can go about burning little Cathar children to death because they don’t agree with you. Don’t you understand how that kind of power leads to corruption? The Church murdered hundreds of thousands of people just because they had the temerity to disagree with the Holy Catholic Church and its Almighty Hierarchy!
Not everyone is Catholic, or even Christian! Why can’t you get it through your head that they don’t need or want your interference in their lives? Yes, I am Catholic! But I don’t go around trying to force Jews to eat meat or Mormons to stop baptizing proxies for the dead, or Muslims from praying to Mecca. I don’t even care if they have seven wives as long as the wives have no complaint.
The whole point of the discussion of Civil Marriage rights for LGBT persons is NOT whether the Catholic Church thinks it’s wrong! This is America, for God’s sake! If we legislated morality based on what the Church wanted, all women would be barefoot and pregnant at home, getting beaten by their husbands because, God forbid they should get a divorce and not be able to support themselves or even be allowed access to their children, all 22 of them! Jews and blacks would not be in any public office or even be allowed to vote! Do you realize how many Catholics were against women’s rights or against desegregation and black voting rights?
THAT is why we have separation of Church and State and why we have Courts to protect the rights of the minority from the oppression of the majority. Just because 22,000 people say something is right (or wrong!) doesn’t make it so! And it also doesn’t give them the right to enforce their religious beliefs upon the rest of the nation!
It is WRONG that voters in any State should even have the power to VOTE upon whether fellow tax-paying American citizens should have the right to marry the person they love. It is a HUMAN Right! And THAT is the point, my friend!