WINDY CITY TIMES
||Cardinal George: Same-sex marriage is irrational
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
This article shared 3744 times since Thu Aug 29, 2013
Chicago's archbishop opposes same-sex marriage for more than just religious reasons. That is according to a column by Sun-Times writer Mark Brown.
George told Brown in an interview that his opposition to same-sex marriage was a "rational" issue before it was a "faith" issue.
"In marriage, men and women do different things," he said in the interview. "They raise children differently. They contribute differently. They simply are different. It means something to be a man that's different from what it means to be a woman, and vice versa. And to deny that obvious fact is something that just puzzles me, not as a matter of faith, but it seems to me to be less than reasonable."
George's anti-gay statements have been headline news in recent years. Two years ago, he repeatedly compared the annual Pride Parade to a Ku Klux Klan gathering before eventually apologizing. Last September, he called gay relationships "friendships."
In June, George attended the 25th anniversary of the Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach and denied communion to Catholic/LGBT-rights activists Joe Murray.
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