Now that John Kerry is running for president, he wants you to think that while he supports “equal protection” for gay and lesbian couples, he’s opposed to gay marriage. His record says otherwise. In fact, John Kerry has previously made statements showing he’s a radical liberal in favor of the whole homosexual activist agenda.
In 1996, Kerry wrote an article for the gay magazine The Advocate in which he called the Defense of Marriage Act “unconstitutional,” “unnecessary,” “mean-spirited,” and “malicious.” Kerry was on record saying that every state in the union should be required to recognize gay marriage if one state’s courts decided it should exist there, as happened in Massachusetts. He likens the fight for gay marriage to the civil rights battle and fights against interracial marriage bans.
Echoing the ignorance and bigotry that peppered the discussion of interracial marriage a generation ago, the proponents of DOMA call for a caste system for marriage. I will not be party to that. As Martin Luther King Jr. explained 30 years ago, e in certain circumstances.
It’s good to se a bishop who follows up on these matters, to explain the faith and why he does what he does, to Catholics who may not know any better.