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Scotland’s Roman Catholic Church Declares “War On Gay Marriage”

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"Scotland’s Roman Catholic Church Declares “War On Gay Marriage”"


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Cardinal Keith O’Brien — leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland and the most senior Catholic in the United Kingdom — has launched a “war on gay marriage.” O’Brien, who describes same-sex marriage as a “grotesque subversion,” has pledged another £100,000 ($154,000) in the church’s fight against marriage equality in Scotland. Scottish lawmakers say they plan to proceed on same-sex marriage legislation this week. A recent poll showed that 64 percent of Scots support same-sex nuptials. And with 57 percent of Scottish Catholics also in support, why Cardinal O’Brien has declared his “war” — to borrow a British phrase — beggars belief.

Steven Perlberg

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