Sunday, February 13, 2011

The end game

You may think, oh it's just poor little England but I suspect that what starts with the Anglicans will grow. It's like California. We laugh and call that state the land of fruits and nuts say "Well that might be okay in California, but it will never fly here." And sure enough the weird or silly Cali fad goes nationwide. Remember palimony? Remember how ridiculous it seemed to think that a concubine could demand and get a financial commitment from a man that was equal to that of a wife's?
The end game is coming in just a decade or so and it's going to be this: either allow gays to have their weddings in our churches or face fines and even jail. 

St. John Fisher, pray for us.


Bailey Walker said...

I don't get it. Divorce is legal and yet the Church is not forced to allow those who are divorced in the eyes of the law but validly married in the eyes of the Church to be "married."

And divorced and remarried folks are not admitted to Holy Communion but that is not considered discrimination under the law, either.

Why would it be different with so-called "gay marriage"?

Old Bob said...

Because "gays" have political clout, lots of it.

hank_F_M said...


Communion is a religious act all but the most athiestic of judges would see a state intervention as improper.

The state sees marriage as a civil function, a mistaken belief picked up from the Puritan founders. Therefore they would see that if the priest performs a civily valid marraige the state has the ability to dictate terms.

The day may come where the Church says a church marraige is not the same as a civil marraige, getting married with one is not getting married with the other. many countries in Europe already have this situation.

Joseph Therese said...

Bring on jail time.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

John Fisher and Thomas More listened to Erasmus and became saints. Luther, Zwingli and Ĺ’colampadius did so too and became heresiarchs.