And so when President Obama announced that he’s now officially a supporter of same-sex marriages, just like he was in 1996, you knew that Pelosi would weigh in on this one.
So, did she say that the while gays deserve our respect, the unique role of marriage should be reserved for the union of one man and one woman?
Of course not.
Did she go the Mario Cuomo route and say that she personally believes marriage is a union of one man and one woman but she cannot “impose” this view on society because it has to be a “religious” view?
Of course not.
No, Archbi… er.. I mean… Minority Leader Pelosi said it was in fact her Catholic faith that compelled her to support same-sex marriages.
“My religion has, compels me–and I love it for it–to be against discrimination of any kind in our country, and I consider this a form of discrimination. I think it’s unconstitutional on top of that. “
Obviously! The Catholic faith compels you to fight in favor of gay marriage…
As we all know, these words will again cause division among the Catholic faithful. People will rightly say that this person is causing great scandal. She is in fact one of the highest ranking Catholics in the country and she publicly supports legal abortion and same-sex marriage — using her Catholic faith as justification. (And this week’s news got it started by our “Catholic” Vice President.)
Her Archbishop will likely address the media (again) and instruct his flock that Pelosi is in error and then explain what is the correct Catholic teaching.
Of course this will not stop people clamoring for her to be excommunicated. An despite hundreds of emails from people quoting me Canon 915, I remain no expert in Canon Law.
But I do have to wonder: What exactly would a person have to say or do until a bishop finally says, “You know, why don’t you find another church?”