We love it when people show incredible courage and honor, especially when people stand up to their own religious institutions. Andrew Sullivan is a Roman Catholic and openly gay commentator -and he’s got something to say to Catholics who feel their liberty is threatened by what other people do.
Sullivan told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria,
“I would say the religious arguments are more based in fear than in the actual teachings, that they’re based upon stray texts that actually don’t mean what you think they mean, and that Jesus himself only said one thing about marriage, which is that you can’t divorce. And we live in a country were countless people are divorced and that doesn’t seem to threaten the religious liberty of Catholics, and it’s as fundamental an issue.”
“So if Catholics can live with religious liberty with divorced people, they should be perfectly able to live with gay people, I mean, as married, as a civil marriage.”
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