URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $9,701 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

White House waffling

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jul 02, 2003

President Bush has declined to support a constitutional amendment protecting marriage, explaining, "I don't know if it's necessary yet." (The Washington Post has the details of the story.)

Not necessary yet?!

And suppose tomorrow the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts rules that the state must recognize the "marriage" of same-sex couples. (It could happen; that court's decision is due any day now on a crucial test case.) Then will it be time for action on the federal level? How long should we wait?

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($63,379 to go):
$150,000.00 $86,621.12
42% 58%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 4 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Jul. 03, 2003 11:32 PM ET USA

    I doubt that we shall ever have a President exactly "tailored" to our liking. Right now, we have the best we can have. Surely you did not want Al. Better to have 80% of a pie, than none at all. Bush is doing his best. Let's continue to work with him, to support him.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 03, 2003 11:28 PM ET USA

    Please lay off the President. If you do not, we'll end up with another demon-possessed "Clinton" in the White House, appointing pro-abort fanatics to the Courts. We need to look beyond the merely "immediate."

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jul. 02, 2003 4:45 PM ET USA

    I pray that he reconsiders. He's got to spend that political capital somewhere and this looks like a good place to start.

  • Posted by: Brad - Jul. 02, 2003 3:52 PM ET USA

    It seems that the President has suddenly lost his moral conscience. I am extremely frustrated with the chicken-hearted conservatives that refuse to jeopardize themselves on any moral issues (aside from Santorum - God bless him). Meanwhile, history will show that they were in office as one moral building block after another crumbled, leading to another downfall of a great civilization. Is there anyone with the courage to be a hero and stand for truth no matter what?

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days