June 26, 2015

Statement of Archbishop Charles Chaput Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision on marriage is not a surprise. The surprise will come as ordinary people begin to experience, firsthand and painfully, the impact of today's action on everything they thought they knew about marriage, family life, our laws and our social institutions. The mistakes of the court change nothing about the nature of men and women, and the truth of God's Word. The task now for believers is to form our own families even more deeply in the love of God, and to rebuild a healthy marriage culture, one marriage at a time, from the debris of today's decision.  
 +Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia

Truer words were never spoken. Because of today's ruling Christian businesses will have to choose between their most deeply held beliefs and their livelihoods. The faithful will be harassed. Expressions of Christian orthodoxy will be mocked and ridiculed. Houses of worship that oppose gay "marriage" will loose their tax-exempt status. The Catholic Church, in particular, will be persecuted, her priests and bishops jailed, her public liturgies forbidden and white martyrdom will give way to red martyrdom.  

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