Pro-gay Catholics, if you’re looking for a reason to say goodbye to The Church, here’s one:
The most recent poll shows that 54% of American Catholics support marriage equality. Meanwhile, a legal advisor to the Vatican has stated that pro-gay Catholics really shouldn’t be a part of communion:
A Detroit professor and legal adviser to the Vatican says Catholics who promote gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion, a key part of Catholic identity.
And the archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, said Sunday that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating gay marriage would “logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury.”
The comments of Vigneron and Edward Peters, who teaches Catholic canon law at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, are part of a polarizing discussion about gay marriage that echoes debate over whether politicians who advocate abortion rights should receive Communion.
Edward Peters. Why do we know that name? OH, because his offspring is little Thomas Peters, the fresh-faced, perpetually aggrieved communications director for the National Organization for Marriage who has decided that his role in life is to buck his generation and stand athwart history yelling “YOU GUYS!”
And now we know why Thomas is the way he is.