Catholic church reignites old M.O. with anti-gay websiteOnline Only, Section 4A, The Media Closet Monday, November 21st, 2011
A new website dubbed Marriage for a Reason was launched Monday by the Catholic church, premiering first at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) fall symposium.
The site is aimed to educate Catholics and non-Catholics about the “essentials” of marriage. The frequently asked question, “Why can’t marriage be “redefined” to include two men or two women?” is explained:
The word “marriage” isn’t simply a label that can be attached to different types of relationships. Instead, “marriage” reflects a deep reality – the reality of the unique, fruitful, lifelong union that is only possible between a man and a woman. Just as oxygen and hydrogen are essential to water, sexual difference is essential to marriage. The attempt to “redefine” marriage to include two persons of the same sex denies the reality of what marriage is. It is as impossible as trying to “redefine” water to include oxygen and nitrogen.
The site also features videos which promote heterosexual couples highlighting the importance of “sexual difference.” As Marriage for a Reason describes, “Sexual difference is an irreducible difference. It is unlike any other difference we experience, because it – and only it – allows for the total personal union between husband and wife that is at the heart of marriage.”
In the video, “Made for Each Other” a heterosexual couple explains that “sexual difference is essential to marriage… it’s a matter of justice, truth, love and real freedom…. it’s like hydrogen and oxygen [that makes water]”
The bishops have previously endorsed Minnesota and North Carolina in banning gay marriage.
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