“But for those who believe in your love, death is not the end, nor does it destroy the bonds that you forge in our lives.”
U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb made a decision just hours after a hearing on the issue, ruling that the First Amendment rights of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals who engage in “reparative” or “conversion” therapy outweigh concern that the practice poses a danger to young people.
The defenders of traditional marriage have taken to streets in France in protest of their Socialist government’s intent to authorize gay marriage. They say the proposals would threaten a “major and dangerous upheaval.”
Governor Jerry Brown Monday made California the first U.S. state to ban a form of therapy designed to change the sexual orientation of minors. Brown denounced “reparative therapy” as having “no basis in science or medicine, and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery,” Brown said on his Twitter feed. Signing the bill into law over the weekend, the action drew support from gay rights groups.
Both Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbot voted against the bill.
As the Bishops say, “Catholic teaching challenges voters and candidates, citizens and elected officials, to consider the moral and ethical dimensions of public policy issues.”
Marriage is a God given privilege that allows us to participate in God’s plan for humanity. “Marriage is more than your love for each other. It has a higher dignity and power, for it is God’s holy ordinance, through
Do not misunderstand the teaching of the Catholic Church concerning the true nature of marriage and the family and society founded upon it. This is objective truth, revealed in the Natural Law and thus knowable and binding on all men and women in every Nation
The shooting at the Family Research Center needs to be watched closely. Perhaps it was the act of a man with psychological problems. Perhaps, it reflects something more ominous. When defending marriage is called “hate speech”, the very future of western culture is placed at risk. The Family Research Council does wonderful work and deserves our prayers and full support.
gay rights advocates are voicing alarm over the arrival of Archbishop-elect Cordileone, who as head of the Diocese of Oakland was a prominent force behind Proposition 8, the state’s amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.