Policy on same-sex partnerships could mute US bishops' support for immigration reform
CWN - February 06, 2013
The US Catholic bishops, who have strongly supported immigration-reform efforts, may reconsider their stand because of the Obama administration's policy regarding the homosexual partners of immigrants, an AP analysis notes.
The administration's plan for immigration reform would recognize homosexual partners as family members. That policy is likely to face opposition from the US bishops' conference, which has been seen as a key element of the political coalition backing the reform.
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Posted by: nix898049 -
Feb. 07, 2013 5:30 PM ET USA
"Given the importance of Latinos to the US church, political observers wonder how bishops could explain their opposition to Hispanic parishioners." The writer (a.k.a. political observers) must think all Latinos are on the sexual identity politics bandwagon. I've got news! No 'explanation' will be necessary from the bishops. Maybe from the White House though, for scuttling the plan by attaching this vile piece of legislation.
Posted by: unum -
Feb. 07, 2013 7:09 AM ET USA
Since the time of Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanac), the conventional wisdom has been, "qui cum canibus concumbunt cum pulicibus surgent" ("He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas"). The Catholic bishops play politician, ineffectively trying to bend government to their will. Meanwhile, the millions in the laity who can speak effectively to elected officials are idle. A catechized laity would be the effective voice for the Church that Christ intended.