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I have many friends who are on facebook who are in favor of gay marriage. I would like some help with explaining the Catholic stance that would be easily understood, a quick enough read most would read it, but with enough substance to not be so easily dismissed. I'd love your help. Every time I try to write it out, it gets too long and not kind-yet-firm. Please help!
Marriage is actually the joining of the original "Ish and "Isha" who were separated. Adam was separated to form Adam and Eve.
The church is worried that redefining marriage would force the Catholic church to acknowledge and even support things that morally they cannot support.
They have already closed many Catholic orphanages because it is against the Catholic religion to give children to a homosexual couple. They are worried that Catholic judges will be forced to perform a marriage ceremony on a homosexual couple. They are worried about Catholic schools and Catholic charities being shut down
I don't think a rich, coherent view of sexuality can be reduced to 140 characters or less, unfortunately, and it seems we're up against slogans such as "love has no gender".
Until people learn critical thinking, which will happen on the 11th of Never, I think we just have to try our best to get people to listen for longer. Summarizing won't work on this since we're trying to explain to people who just have a wrong worldview so many steps before the question of sexuality itself.
But perhaps I'm just being pessimistic. Lord, have mercy.