Shameful Archbishop Orders all WA Catholics to Vote Against Marriage Equality
Same-sex marriage is just one single vote away from becoming the law here in Washington State, and the homophobes who use religion as an excuse to hate are freaking the F out.
How else can you explain Washington’s highest ranking Catholic, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain ordering all Catholics in the state to support a ban on marriage equality?
For these reasons, we the Catholic Bishops of Washington State call on the citizens of this state to maintain the legal definition of marriage. We ask all to join in praying with us for married couples and families and to do everything possible to support them.
Sartain’s open letter also calls for mandatory anti-gay marriage sermons in all Washington Catholic churches and requires churches in all 175 parishes to print an anti-gay announcement in their weekly bulletins.
Every single bit of research on the subject of course shows that despite their marching orders, 63-71% of Catholics actually favor federal marriage equality, a rate higher than the national population at large. Sartain’s call to arms would appear to be a total waste of time and resources.
Still, all of this begs the questions Whose Rights Would Jesus Deny?