Two of Arizona’s top Catholic bishops are lending their voices to the state’s forthcoming battle on gay marriage, which will be on the ballot this November:
In a pastoral letter, Thomas Olmstead of Phoenix and Gerald Kincanas of Tucson said Proposition 102 “is in alignment with our deeply held moral beliefs regarding marriage.” And without a constitutional provision, the pair say current laws which define marriage in Arizona as solely between one man and one woman could be overturned.
Olmstead was out of the state on personal business. But Kincanas told Capitol Media Services he sees nothing improper about urging people to put the church’s view on marriage into the state constitution.
“The church has always and will continue to address issues especially that are related to moral and ethical principles,” he said. “We believe that marriage is a sacred relationship, that it is at the heart and core of society.”
Sometimes we read shit like this and just think, “Blah, blah, blah.” Sigh.