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  •  aha! (1+ / 0-)
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    Never mind the fact that, in Ohio, she doesn't have the option of being married to her partner.
    This statement is the heart of the matter, and the rope the bishop could hang himself with.  IF the church claims that she was fired because of her not being married, yet, Ohio will not let her marry, then, does that mean the Church would allow Ohio to tell Catholics whose marriage is valid, and whose is not?  The question to ask the good bishop is this: "Will you marry these two women, and declare them married in the eyes of the church, even though the state says they are not?" If the bishop says no, then the next question is, "Show me in the Bible where it is forbidden for two women to marry?" If the church claims it is church doctrine, then the bishop should be asked,"doesn't the church frown upon divorce, but provide a back door to let parishioners get a divorce so they can remarry? Can it be said then, that this is a matter of selective application of church doctrine?"

    "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government" T. Jefferson

    by azureblue on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 06:38:36 PM PDT

    •  i'd be interested to see what they do (0+ / 0-)

      in states that have marriage equality already

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      by TrueBlueMajority on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 07:41:56 PM PDT

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      •  Civil marriage ≠ religious marriage (0+ / 0-)

        The Catholic Church needn't accept the state's definition of marriage when defining "extramarital affair"; they already deny the validity of civil divorce, right?

        •  that's true (0+ / 0-)

          from a church point if view they deny civil divorce (or divorce of any kind)

          at the same time though, they understand that civilly married couples have the right to use the word married and are actually married in the eyes of the state and in the eyes of God as experienced in more progressive churches

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          by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 02:43:30 PM PDT

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