A letter was released today on the subject of marriage that was signed by 39 religious leaders from several religions; four Catholic bishops, led by the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, signed it as well. “Marriage and Religious Freedom: Fundamental Goods That Stand or Fall Together” is a strong statement affirming the traditional definition of marriage.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains its significance:
There is no world religion that embraces the bizarre idea that two men can get married, and there is no state in the nation where the people have directly chosen to approve it. Yet because of some judges and state lawmakers, the prospect of same-sex marriage looms.
The letter released today by some of the most prominent religious leaders in the United States does three things: it puts to rest the false idea that only a few religions object to homosexual marriage; it details how approval of same-sex marriage affects society; and it demonstrates how such approval impinges on religious liberty. It is as erudite as it is timely.
This letter is so important that it behooves President Barack Obama and all the Republican candidates for president to speak to it. To read it, click here.
Please pass the letter around and show it to those who claim that same-sex marriage has no impact on anyone but the parties to it.