Scottish archbishop rallies faithful against same-sex marriage
October 10, 2011
In a message to all the parishes of Glasgow, Archbishop Mario Conti has encouraged Catholics to organize against legal recognition of same-sex marriage.
Arguing that the government has embarked on a plan to “reconstruct society on ideological grounds,” the archbishop says that the Church will steadfastly oppose the redefinition of marriage—which should have been “unthinkable” in a Christian society.
(A BBC report on the archbishop's statement describes it as an "attack" on gay marriage. Since same-sex marriage does not exist in Scotland, it is impossible to "attack" it. The archbishop is defending the status quo against a proposal for radical change; in this case it would be more logical to say that the government is on the "attack.")
- Catholic Church steps up gay marriage attack (BBC)
- Catholic leader in new gay marriage warning (Herald Scotland)
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