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Morality Gives Freedom

(1). Anyone who supports or ignores abortion in complicit in the action. This is Catholic social teaching. Pope Pius XI said in 1930 (before abortion even became the norm), "Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cries from earth to Heaven."
As the Bishop of Peoria said, "Any citizen or public official who helps to make abortion more widely available... commits a grave injustice against the most vulnerable members of the human family… One who supports legal abortion cannot avoid formal complicity by maintaining that he or she wills not abortion as such, but only the freedom of others to choose abortion. Anyone who supports legal abortions seeks to remove from one class of human beings a basic protection afforded to others. By helping to make abortion available, a person becomes formally complicit in its basic injustice, whether or not he or she would actively encourage anyone else to have an abortion. From the ethical point of view, there is no distinction between being "pro-choice" and being "pro-abortion."”
(2). Homosexuality is disordered. Since it contributes to a moral breakdown of society (and the purpose of government is to protect society) then it is perfectly within the power of the government to insure that these so-called “marriages” do not take place. Remember that the natural unit of society is the family.
One major problem with homosexual “marriage” advocation is that it makes the ability to procure a marriage a “right.” This is being shown in places like Hawaii and New York. In Hawaii homosexuals can now forcibly take a Church building for their “marriage” service, albeit without the Priest. In New York increasing pressure (in addition to lawsuits) are targeting Catholics who refuse to recognize the “marriages” of Sodomites. In California it’s now illegal for a Catholic minors who suffer from same-sex attraction to undergo conversion therapy into a heterosexual.
Another danger of legalizing homosexuality is that it leads to many more wrongs. For instance, the direct of a recent film “The Notebook” stated that since homosexual “marriage” is legal in many places, incest should be legal too- it’s the next logical step, as well as polygamy. This isn’t to say that anyone who supports homosexuality is supporting incest, but rather the groundwork for incest to be made legal.
The only right in regards to marriage that a person truly has is to marry whomever they want of the opposite gender.
Morality is the best safeguard against big government. As Patrick Henry said, "It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”
Best of Wishes,

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