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“What do you say, as a minister, as a pastor, to a gay couple that comes to you and says, ‘We love God. We love the Church. But we also love each other, and we want to raise a family in faith.’ What do you say to them?”
Here’s what the Catholic Cardinal of New York, Timothy Dolan, told ABCNews’ George Stephanopoulous:
Well, the first thing I’d say to them is, ‘I love you, too. And God loves you and you are made in God’s image and likeness. And we want your happiness … and you’re entitled to friendship… We gotta be, we gotta do better to see that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people. And I admit, we haven’t been too good at that. We try our darndest to make sure we’re not an anti-anybody… Jesus died on the cross for them as much as he did for me.
What do YOU think of Cardinal Dolan’s answer?
(We cover the gay marriage debate and the cultural implications of it quite a bit in the new Ministry Briefing download for April. Check it out here).
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