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St. Louis Archdiocese Condemns Gay Marriage Move

Friday Jun 27, 2014
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The Archdiocese of St. Louis is condemning a city move challenging Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage by issuing same-sex marriage licenses to four couples.

The diocese issued a written statement calling the city decision a violation of "the laws of our state (that) disregard(s) the laws of nature."

Four gay couples were married Wednesday a City Hall ceremony. The city decision was an intentional effort to force state courts to overturn the constitutional ban passed by state voters a decade ago.

Attorney General Chris Koster says he supports gay marriage but will uphold the state ban in court.

The archdiocese statement adds that the Catholic church can "love a person (without) accepting all their behaviors" but that "sex is to be reserved for marriage" between a man and woman.

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  • BOB KELLERMAN, 2014-06-27 16:40:22

    I’m the guy who always posts PICKET THE BISHOPS and WALK OUT OF MASS -- if that was happening in those cities, we would start to see change. The bishops think no one will stop them and God agrees with them. They need to be embarrassed into resigning or changing policy.


  • Anonymous, 2014-06-28 21:32:25

    I walked out of the Roman Catholic Church years ago and found a Christian denomination that is at least open-minded on LGBT issues. As for the right of Roman Catholic Bishops and other clergy to make declarations on marriage equality, given the fact that they are not married and do not have families (at least not that they will admit to), they are hardly to be considered experts on issues surrounding marriage and family.


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