Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Behold! Men arise in the west! They are Foolish Episcopals!

Alleluia! The Catholic Bishops of Oregon take a stand for marriage. The Catholic Sentinel has the story Behold:

Amendments meant to be friendly to churches have not won support from the Oregon Catholic Conference for a bill legalizing civil unions and protecting homosexuals from discrimination.

A panel in the Oregon Senate last week revived a version of Senate Bill 1000, which was expected to win approval on the Senate floor at press time.

But the proposal, which would create a parallel to marriage for homosexuals, is not expected to pass in the House. There, a competing bill supported by the state’s Catholic bishops would OK reciprocal beneficiaries, a more limited legal relationship that would allow benefits of survivorship, health decisions and other areas for any pair, including same-sex couples.

Marriage between a man and a woman is best for society, especially children, the state’s bishops said in an April letter on the issue. Oregon voters last year approved a law limiting marriage to one man and one woman.

They have struck the wolves. The sheep remain unmolested. For now. May the Holy Spirit stir up the resolve of all Bishops of the West. May their defense of Christ's teaching on the integrity of Marriage and the family stand before every outrageous attack the Reasonable launch. It's good to know that these Bishops can be such Fools!