A Letter to the Editor from someone concerned about the issue of same-sex marriage, in light of the Cardinal's letter urging Catholics to speak out against it.
Same Sex Marriage Illinois
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Cardinal Francis George releases a strongly worded letter as the state legislature moves closer to a vote on gay marriage.
As gay marriage moves closer to a vote in the Illinois General Assembly, Cardinal Francis George has released a letter attacking the notion of same- sex marriage itself and urging Catholics to voice their objections. A full floor vote was delayed today, though an Illinois Senate Executive Committee did approve it, according to the Huffington Post. Despite the delay, proponents say the bill could still ultimately be approved. Illinois would become the 10th state in the country to allow same-sex marriages. In his letter, George argued that because same-sex marriages cannot be consummated and are not undertaken for the purpose of conceiving children that government, "has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible…