Who are the others that will want a piece of the state's sacrament of marriage? No one must be excluded from the love, companionship and possibly of rearing children in the state's sacrament of marriage. Incestuous situations to include daughter and father, mother and son, sister and brother and the same sex of each. Polygamists are another excluded group. Age brackets for marriage will have to be addressed too. In my memory and with parental permission, girls could marry much older men in South Carolina at the age of 13. I think the law still permits 14 year olds to marry. Why exclude those who are 13 and 14 years old or even younger in other states from the state's sacrament of marriage? Don't they deserve to feel as full Americans?
Another sacrament of the emerged state religion that many of the "nones" have embraced is the sacrament of abortion which soon in every state in the nation will allow partial birth abortion until the 9th month of pregnancy. Infanticide will continue well into the child's first year after birth and all with legal protection of the state church.
Another emerging sacrament in this new religion will be the sacrament euthanasia. Just as we compassionately put down dogs, shoot horses and drown puppies and kittens, we will put down human beings who have outlasted their usefulness thus putting an end to their misery and the misery of those who have to put up with their decline and the inconvenience and costs this creates for individuals and the state.
If you are fortunate enough, at your funeral the President of the United States, whoever he or she will be and possibly transgendered one day, will sing "Amazing Grace" for you as the sovereign acts as both president and pastor since in effect that is what it is as though we are back in the Roman Empire and the Emperor and pope are one.
Meanwhile, any religion that does not accept the infallibility of the new state religion and its supreme pastors and tries to challenge it will be burned at the stake albeit symbolically. The symbolic might include stiff fines, prison time and marginalization and ridicule.
What the late Cardinal George of Chicago once said will become reality. He died in his bed. His successor, if he upholds the Catholic Faith and does not appease or capitulate, will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr.
This kind of reporting from Catholic News Service will lead to Cardinal George's conclusions:
U.S. Catholic Bishops on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: ‘Profoundly Immoral and Unjust’
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their 2015 General Assembly,
held in St. Louis, Mo. (Photo: AP)
“Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable,” reads the statement as issued by USCCB President Joseph E. Kurtz, the archbishop of Louisville, Ky.
“Just as Roe v. Wade did not settle the question of abortion over 40 years ago, Obergefell v. Hodges does not settle the question of marriage today,” said the bishops. “Neither decision is rooted in the truth, and as a result, both will eventually fail.”
“Today the Court is wrong again,” reads the statement. “It is profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute a marriage.”
“The unique meaning of marriage as the union of one man and one woman is inscribed in our bodies as male and female,” said the bishops. “Mandating marriage redefinition across the country is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us, especially children.”
“The law has a duty to support every child’s basic right to be raised, where possible, by his or her married mother and father in a stable home,” said the USCCB.
They further said, “Jesus Christ, with great love, taught unambiguously that from the beginning marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman. As Catholic bishops, we follow our Lord and will continue to teach and to act according to this truth.”
There are 446 active and retired Catholic bishops in the United States, and 195 archdiocese and dioceses. They all serve the faithful in the Catholic Church, headed by Pope Francis in Rome.
There are an estimated 70 million Catholics in the United States.
My comment and lament: Apart from the here and now, why else should the Church and every Catholic uphold the truth about marriage? What about the truth about living together in a sexual relationship without the benefit of marriage, which is also common today. Many heterosexuals intentionally have children out of wedlock. What is the greatest concern the Church should have apart from the sociological and psychological aspects of these irregular situations, of no marriage or perverted marriage? Many homosexuals and heterosexuals are promiscuous. Marriage doesn't stop promiscuity. Will homosexual marriages consider adultery a sin leading to damnation?
What about the damnation of souls! The Church's primary mission is the salvation of souls and of the world to the ends of the world. In saving souls we build a just society, yes, this is true, but the just society building doesn't come first for the Church the saving of souls does and the other things follow!