Michigan: Detroit Archbishop Says Catholics Who Support Marriage Equality Committing “Perjury”

Written by scott on April 8th, 2013

MichiganThe Detroit Catholic leadership is taking a hardline on those Catholics who support marriage equality (62% at last polling), telling them not to take communion. USA Today reports:

A Detroit professor and legal adviser to the Vatican says Catholics who promote gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion, a key part of Catholic identity. And the archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, said Sunday that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating gay marriage would “logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury.” The comments of Vigneron and Edward Peters, who teaches Catholic canon law at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, are part of a polarizing discussion about gay marriage that echoes debate over whether politicians who advocate abortion rights should receive Communion.

Imagine if all the catholics who are for marriage equality got up and said, in church, “I am not taking communion today to show my support of marriage equality.”

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Fr. Ronald D. Low, S.J., PhD, D.D. ( retired ) says:

    The Roman Catholic Church needs to LOSE IT’S TAX EXEMPTION STATUS FOR IT’S. POLITICAL ACTIVISM !!!!

    Come on you members of CONGRESS. Get on the stick here! Are you Listening?

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