Dear Christians: You Do not Own the Definition of Marriage
Once again we have a patriarchial head of church thinking he owns the the definition of marriage.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has described legalizing same-sex marriage as “Orwellian social engineering” and warned of a real-life “1984″, at a time when the state’s Catholic governor, Andrew Cuomo, has made it a top priority.
The archbishop, in a blog, said the Church “affirms the dignity of those with same-sex attractions, and warns against any form of prejudice, hatred or unjust discrimination against them” — but will not “radically” redefine marriage.
“We are not anti anybody; we are pro-marriage,” Dolan wrote Friday. “The definition of marriage is a given: It is a lifelong union of love and fidelity leading, please God, to children, between one man and one woman.”
“History, Natural Law, the Bible (if you’re so inclined), the religions of the world, human experience and just plain gumption tell us this is so. The definition of marriage is hardwired into our human reason.”