Recently Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine predicted that the Roman Catholic Church would change its stance on opposing same-sex marriage. He hardly produced any evidence on why and how the Vatican would change its view on this matter, other than the fact that he was once opposed to same-sex marriages but later changed his mind.
As liberal as Pope Francis is, it is unlikely such a change will take place. Even though Pope Francis did state the Roman Catholic Church needed to end its obsession with abortion, gay marriage, and birth control back in 2013, his statement appeared to be more of an emphasis on reconciliation and not condemning others as opposed to the church’s teachings. It is possible such remarks have even been taken out of context.
If supporters of gay marriage were hoping that the Vatican would change its views, they would soon be disappointed. After Ireland approved of gay marriage via a referendum last year, the Pope declared such a move to be a “defeat for humanity”. And after the United States Supreme Court ruled that the states could not ban same-sex marriages, the Pope stated that such marriages would not take place within the Catholic Church. He would later remind the public of his opposition to same-sex marriages at the Synod on the Family. In addition, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops stated that the Supreme Court’s ruling “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us.”
Thus, the Roman Catholic Church will not be conducting any same-sex marriages, no matter what liberals might say. I sometimes wonder if liberal politicians such as Obama have tried to strong-arm the Vatican on this matter.
As for the Supreme Court ruling that states must allow same-sex marriages, apparently the justices who ruled against the states (and hence the will of the people) were not aware that some states that banned such marriages did so via the passage of amendments. In other words, the people in these respective states voted their conscience, which is that marriage is between one man and one woman. Thus, this ruling should be overturned, because the bans on same-sex marriages in various states were constitutional. No court can strike down anything that the people voted on.
And by the way, the Supreme Court’s ruling is not the law of the land, it is their opinion. I should add that Kim Davis was right to take a stand against such liberalism.
photo credit: Światowe Dni Młodzieży. Msza święta dziękczynna za chrzest Ojczyzny z udziałem papieża Franciszka via photopin (license); Senat RP