For those of us in countries where the marriage equality debate has been ongoing for several years, it may seem that we have already heard the most outrageous comments opposing such measures. And, sadly, those comments often come from Catholic officials. We may have also thought we have heard some of the most insightful pro-marriage arguments, but it seems there are still more to be made.
The debate in Ireland over marriage equality, which is to be put to a national referendum on May 19th, has recently fostered a bishop’s comment which bewilders logic. At the same time, a Catholic lay spokesperson has argued eloquently in favor of the measure.
In a talk at a parish, Doran went through a list of rhetorical questions about lesbian/gay people and marriage, ending with:
Can people of homosexual orientation receive the Eucharist?
“This is quite interesting, because most people would probably say that they cannot legally do so. But, of course there is no legal obstacle to a person of homosexual orientation getting married, just as a heterosexual person can. Fortsett å lese «Irish Arguments About Marriage Equality Go From the Ridiculous to the Sublime»