A step back?

A step back?

The Boston Herald‘s editor apparently don’t like the fact that Massachusetts’ bishops are backing off of statements last week and are going to stick to the Church’s teaching on same-sex unions.

But it’s unfortunate that by doing so, the church will likely no longer be a party to an important public policy discussion on Beacon Hill in the coming days - a discussion that will go on with or without church input. And so, at the end of the day, it is another missed opportunity for church leaders.

I guess, according to the editors, “being part of the discussion” means a priori conceding your own position. The bishops aren’t welcome to be part of the debate if they don’t accede to special rights for non-married couples in advance.