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Mexican Church spokesman will appeal fine for public stand against gay marriage

Catholic World News - July 04, 2011

The public spokesman of the Mexico City archdiocese has announced that he will appeal a July 1 court ruling that he engaged in illegal political activity when he said that Catholics should not vote for candidates who support same-sex marriage.

Father Hugo Valdemar said that it was “totally false” that his public statement last August was politically motivated. He was merely confirming official Church teaching, he said, after legislators in Mexico City voted earlier in the year to recognize same-sex unions.

Father Valdemar and the Mexico City archdiocese face fines after the country’s highest court ruled that they had engaged in political propaganda.

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  • Posted by: dfp3234574 - Jul. 05, 2011 8:42 AM ET USA

    This is exactly the kind of scenario that I fear is coming to the United States soon.

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