The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting in Baltimore today. According to NPR and the Associated Press, the main focus of this meeting will not be on poverty, income inequality, or economic justice, not on racism or immigration reform, not on feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, or healing the sick. Instead, the bishops’ primary focus will be on attacking loving same-sex couples and families and the freedom to marry that they deserve under our secular Constitution, and perpetuating the lie that marriage equality somehow represents a threat to religious liberty and an attack on Christianity. Not at all surprising, but nevertheless, absolutely disgusting.
UPDATE, courtesy of Igor Volsky at ThinkProgress: The bishops “unveiled a new website — MarriageUniqueForAReason.org — to compliment the [USCCB’s] ongoing effort to
enshrine their anti-LGBT religious bigotry into civil law ‘promote and defend marriage as the union between one man and one woman.'”
Furthermore, in a report delivered to the conference, Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, chairman of the USCCB’s “Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage,” stated that the Catholic Church’s fight against civil marriage equality “affirms the inviolable dignity of every human person.”
On what planet exactly, sir?