John M. Becker

Cardinal George Whines About Marriage Equality

Filed By John M. Becker | November 16, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: bitter, Francis George, gay marriage, Illinois, marriage equality, privilege tantrums, same-sex marriage

francis-george.jpgThe state of Illinois may have passed marriage equality, but that doesn't mean that Chicago Catholic Cardinal Francis George is done throwing a temper tantrum about it.

NBC Chicago reports:

Chicago's Cardinal Francis George has one more thing to say about the same-sex marriage bill being passed in Illinois.

"There will be consequences for the Church and society that will become clearer as the law is used to sue for discrimination," Cardinal George writes in a letter he asked to be placed in all church bulletins throughout the Chicago Archdiocese.

"The law has made some gays and lesbians happy, and that is not a bad thing in itself," George adds. "The law, however, is bad law because it will contribute over the long run to the further dissolution of marriage and family life, which are the bedrock of any society."

The letters, seen printed in an early copy of Sunday's bulletins, are due to be distributed days before Gov. Pat Quinn will sign legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in Illinois.

The letter will also be read aloud this weekend at Masses throughout the archdiocese.

Bitter, party of one? Your table is ready.

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