RECENT  POSTS:  » Beheadings, loving marriages make AFA writer wonder where God is » Video: A reminder that marriage equality won't silence spineless anti-gay a*holes » 'Ex-gay' org. excited to be 'featured exhibitor' at #VVS14 » Three of history's four women Supreme Court Justices have now performed same-sex weddings » GLAAD: Questions we'd like reporters to ask at the Values Voter Summit » HA! Robert Oscar Lopez mentions me in truly bizarre amicus brief to 5th Circuit » Gay man realizes he shouldn't have entered an opposite-sex union—so no same-sex marriage for anyone?! » Your daily 'Gay Gestapo' moment with the American Family Association's senior analyst » Scott Lively equates accurately noting his public record with inciting murder » Audio: Mark Regnerus doesn't think marriage equality has 'a lot of gas left'  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

09/13/2010

Catholic Gallagher ever more unabashed about her faith-based motivations

by Jeremy Hooper

Maggie Gallagher's every working day is built around denying same-sex couples of a CIVIL marriage. But that doesn't stop her from building her entire house of cards atop a non-negotiably religious foundation:

Maggie-Gallagher"For marriage, this is a unique moment. In a few short years the battle for marriage will either be won or lost. Catholics are the swing vote in the American democracy on this issue. We are called to brave the hatred and speak truth to power, to fight for marriage in the public square, by voting for candidates who will protect marriage from the courts and from political redefinition." -Maggie Gallagher, writing for CatholicVote.org

No, Maggie -- you might be called to apply your Catholic views to your own marriage. Your own family. Or to your own congregation, where the majority of congregants are presumably in willful attendance. But "the public square" is actually supposed to operate in a civil state that is free from personal theology, with our laws respectful to everyone's religious views and freedom, but guided by constitutional fairness rather than confessional booth attendance!

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails