While the former is always objectively sinful, the latter is not. This is how people living in the inner city and regional areas managed to ditch the car or or minimise their day-to-day use. The answer they want is for law making and adjudicating authorities to change the law based on the principle that reality is defined by the will and declarations of individuals, all of whom should be treated without discrimination. If, that is, anyone is interested in crafting the law to do justice to reality. But we hold, and social science shows, that children do best when parented by a mother and a father.
Because if it is now arbitrary and unjust to recognize heterosexual marriage as something exclusive and different from homosexual relationships, then it will be arbitrary and unjust not to grant the request of other partners to call their sexually intimate and enduring relationships marriage.
Speech of Bishop Rhoades on same-sex marriage and relationships
With this introduction, I think it is best to begin this talk with the recent Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act. In fact, our support of authentic marriage is not at all aimed at denying equality or justice to same-sex couples. In a way, this approach fits well with my own episcopal motto: Getting around without a car By Luke Wong Relying on a car to get us around feels part of everyday life for most Australians — but it doesn't need to be. At that point in time I would have voted "yes". Mother Teresa was once asked in an interview for her views on homosexuality.
To be honest, some simply reject the Church and its teaching. In all of the arguments of the "yes" campaign they never do talk about what impact same-sex marriage has had on basic freedoms, they simply say the sky won't fall in. Their fundamental and innate vocation is love. Saint Paul taught that "homosexual acts are not in keeping with our being created in God's image and so degrade and undermine our authentic dignity as human beings. If, that is, anyone is interested in crafting the law to do justice to reality.