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VP candidate Kaine says Church will someday endorse same-sex unions

September 12, 2016

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine has expressed his opinion that the Catholic Church will eventually endorse same-sex marriage.

Kaine—who is described in news reports as a "devout" or "practicing" Catholic—concedes that his support for legal recognition of same-sex unions is "at odds with the current doctrine of the Church that I still attend." But he told homosexual activists that just as he had changed his own position on the issue, "I think that's going to change, too."

Kaine told attendees at the annual Human Rights Campaign fundraising dinner that he anticipates a change in Catholic doctrine "because my Church also teaches me about a Creator who, in the first chapter of Genesis, surveyed the entire world, including mankind, and said: 'It is very good.'" He reaoned: "Who am I to challenge God for the beautiful diversity of the human family?"


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  • Posted by: k_cusick1963 - Sep. 13, 2016 1:14 PM ET USA

    Sadly, Kaine has a lot of company--Catholics in name only who haven't a clue what Christian marriage actually is. His is the politically correct view of secular humanism and can never be reconciled to God's eternal will. Unfortunately, I doubt he knows the difference.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Sep. 13, 2016 10:14 AM ET USA

    I probably shouldn't say this, but part of me is glad that the other guy, Pence, left the Church and now has views on the matter that are actually Catholic. God save us from Catholic politicians!

  • Posted by: space15796 - Sep. 13, 2016 3:10 AM ET USA

    Lord save us from yet another Catholic in serious error elevated to prominence!

  • Posted by: DanS - Sep. 12, 2016 8:48 PM ET USA

    Kaine isn't the first person to hijack holy Scripture to attempt to justify a particular point of view, but he might be the most dishonest. God declared His Creation "good" BEFORE The Fall, that singularly consequential event that shattered the Perfection God approved and loosed the scourge of willful sin. By Kaine's logic, we ought to celebrate all the most deplorable human pathologies as beautiful elements of God's Creation. Sorry bub, not in the Catholic religion.

  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Sep. 12, 2016 6:50 PM ET USA

    Well, that's one way to deal with a difference: simply state you are right and you just know that others will come around. Nice echo of the Pope's "Who am I..." BTW, Kaine, "very good" was before the Fall.