“You shall not go into the house of feasting to sit with them, to eat and drink. For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will make to cease from this place, before your eyes and in your days, the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride.” (Jeremiah 16, 8 ff)
God's charity does not require us to support special legal status for any particular species of unchastity, to include sodomy of any kind whether between same-sex or opposite-sex couples. God's love in fact calls us to provide any and every means of support for those who are struggling to overcome unchaste attractions of whatever manner and at the same time to proclaim the truth about love: the marital act is sacred and is shared only in an authentically loving way in the sacrament of matrimony as always understood by the Christian Church because revealed by God and never admitting of change or distortion.
Society owes Christian families and individuals, at the very minimum, a neutral atmosphere in which to raise their children according to their beliefs, including the desire to provide an atmosphere of sexual purity.
Practicing Catholics who want to remain Catholic Christians in good standing cannot participate in or approve of the efforts of some our elected officials who seek to enshrine unnatural and unchaste acts in a so-called "legal" status, cannot participate in activities which entail going through the motions of simulating a marriage or congratulate or rejoice in such deception.
"You shall not go into the house of feasting to sit with them … And when you tell this people all these words, and they say to you, ‘Why has the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? What is our iniquity? What is the sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?’ then you shall say to them: ‘… behold, every one of you follows his stubborn evil will, refusing to listen to Me’ “(Jeremiah 16, 8 ff)
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