Skip to comments."Oh, my heavens!" Bishop Clark, responding to gay marriage question (Catholic Caucus)
Posted on 06/23/2011 3:20:43 PM PDT by NYer
As uncertainty lingers over whether or not there will be a vote in the state senate on a same sex marriage proposal, Bishop Matthew Clark discussed the issue for several minutes today.
The leader of the Rochester Roman Catholic Diocese said he's not opposed to extending equal human rights to homosexuals but stressed his belief that redefining marriage is not the way to do that.
"(Marriage) is an institution so deeply ingrained in the human spirit that to redefine it in such a short time frame under the very wonderful rubric of human rights, which I thoroughly support, the two don't equate in quite the way its proponents want to present it," Clark said.
The bishop said he didn't want to be seen as discriminating against a specific sexual orientation.
"We don't approve of that practice but that's not to say we don't see good, loving people who go that way of life. We don't say that there's no love there at all, there's no sign of God's presence, because indeed they remain God's children, beloved of us all. It's more a question of how you reach that wonderful end of equality for all people and we're just arguing in this case that you don't effectively, long-term do it, by redefining an institution that's served us so beautifully."
The Bishop appeared surprised to be asked about the issue. He met with reporters and photographers after blessing the new Ascension Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum in Henrietta.
"Oh, my heavens," Bishop Clark laughed when the topic of gay marriage first came up.
Speaking with forked tongue!
He is such an embarrassment to the Catholic Church!
I'm speechless. As I wish he was.
Buggery: sign of God's presence. Nice catechism. Sorry to segue, but this is the episcopal caliber that will hound Fr. Corapi into the grave.
In other news, Bishop Trautperson hit 75 on Thursday!!!!!
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