IN QUOTES

Chicago’s Cardinal George: If Gay Marriage Passes, “Society Will Be The Worse For It”

There must surely be ways in our civil society… where we can honor friendships, where we can respect other people, without destroying the nature of marriage. It is very important, for your whole lives, give witness to what marriage truly means. And while civil laws might change—if they do—then society will be the worse for it…

Marriage is what it is, what Jesus said from the beginning: Two in one flesh, for which man leaves his family and joins himself to his wife; and wife leaves her family, and joins herself to her husband.”

—Cardinal Francis George of Chicago during a Mass at Holy Name Cathedral celebrating the 50th wedding anniversaries of 400 couples. Apparently His Eminence missed the parts in the Old Testament where it discussed the multiple wives of Abraham, Jacob, Esau, Moses, Gideon, Saul, David and Solomon, among others.

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