Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quote of the Day

This year in Minnesota, as around the country, same-sex marriage is largely a fringe issue due to more pressing concerns. Minnesota projects a six billion dollar deficit in the coming fiscal biennial. That's six billion dollars.

. . . What infuriates me here is that the [Minnesota bishops'] DVD addresses, of all things, same-sex marriage – not teacher layoffs or cuts to local government aid. Not the unemployment rate or the thousands of children living in poverty. Not the six-billion-dollar deficit. Apparently these issues don’t deserve a single DVD, let alone 400,000 copies.

– Adam J. Copeland
This is An “Urgent Message”?
The Christian Century
September 27, 2010

Recommended Off-site Links:
“Reclaiming” the Marriage Culture – Paula Ruddy (The Progressive Catholic Voice, September 28, 2010).
Gay Marriage Causes No Harm to Traditional Marriage, Study Finds – Scott Raynor (The Iowa Independent, September 8, 2010).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
The Minnesota Bishops’ Last Ditch Effort
It's a Scandal
Misplaced Priorities
The Minnesota Bishops' Unholy War
Local Catholics Seek to "Create Some Good Out of an Unfortunate Situation"
Exposing NOM's "Shameful" Behavior in Minnesota
A Message for NOM (and the Catholic Hierarchy)
At UST, a Rousing and Very Catholic Show of Support for Same-Sex Marriage
A Catholic Voice for Marriage Equality at the State Capitol

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