Pat Quinn vs. Catholicism

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, the professed Catholic governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn, signed a bill making same-sex marriage, or marriage between "two persons," possible in the state. Prior to Quinn's signing the same-sex marriage bill, Francis Cardinal George condemned same-sex marriage in Illinois. The cardinal said, "There will be consequences for the Church and society that will become clearer as the law is used to sue for discrimination." He added that the new law is "bad law because it will contribute over the long run to the further dissolution of marriage and family life..." Others have spoken out about the threat to society represented by same-sex marriage -- some gay men among them. Paddy Manning, writing in the Irish Daily Mirror said, "Same-sex marriage is not some warm, fluffy equality bunny; it's a barefaced state power grab... (where) The state gets to entirely remake marriage..." In spite of these clear statements about the evil of same-sex marriage, Governor Quinn...(Read Full Article)