“Rather, we expect that further efforts will be undertaken by plaintiffs’ lawyers or by others to use the redefinition of marriage in Illinois as a cudgel to infringe on rights of free speech and the free exercise of religion on the part of Illinois citizens who conscientiously oppose homosexual relations as gravely wrong and sinful. In other states where marriage has been similarly redefined, forceful and repeated attacks have been waged against such individuals, religious groups or associations, and business owners. At Thomas More Society, we are prepared to defend the free and untrammeled exercise of sincerely held religious beliefs and the right to advocate freely against homosexual acts by those who adhere to Church teachings and Biblical principles. Americans’ preeminent and paramount rights of free speech and the exercise of religious liberty must prevail.” Thomas More Society
Pat Quinn signed the Gay Marriage Law, yesterday, on Abe Lincoln's desk. There was no possible way that this law would not pass the Illinois House, after the Illinois Senate sent a Valentine Card to the fortunes behind the Marriage Equality Movement.
Civil Unions was never going to be enough, because enough is not a feast.
I supported civil unions, but I fundamentally object to the redefinition of marriage and that is all that happened yesterday. It was not a Sexual Selma Moment, nor was it a Gay Gettysburg. It was political power play pure and simple. If you disagree with this redefinition of marriage, then you are a legal and political target.
I do not take particular pride in my sex life. It is what it is. I take pride in the care of my children in honor of my vows to their departed mother, whom I married in the rites of the Roman Catholic Church and according to the laws of the State of Illinois. I am widowed.
Engaging in sex outside of marriage is a sin, for which I must make penance after Confession. This I believe. I believe that marriage is only between a man and a woman for the purpose of procreation. Pat Quinn signed away my beliefs.
A pair of gents, or brace of gals, no matter how loving and committed to one another, can never procreate. Can't have kids. Adoption has nothing to do this.
I wish gay couples every happiness and hope that they will return the sentiment. So far, I am just not feeling it. Rather, there has been a constant misreading of Cardinal George and Bishop Paprocki in the same media that covers for the political, cultural and economic train wreck that is Illinois.
I await the displeasure of those who wish me and mine no earthly good. That does not bother me a jot.
Lincoln's Springfield desk was hauled to UIC Center as part of panoply surrounding Pandering Pat's penmanship, yesterday. That's nice. It was as artificial as the parsing of Pope Francis.
I am not overwhelmed by furniture.
I'll stick with the Rock of Peter.