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“In March the British government will begin a large consultation on gay marriage and David Cameron has already defined this as an ‘important part’ of his mandate. It is not just the Catholic Church that is protesting against gay marriage before the British government. The Anglican Archbishop of York, John Sentamu warned David Cameron, “Do not legalise gay marriage.” Sentamu publicly attacked the British prime minister, saying: “Marriage must remain a union between a man and a woman, and David Cameron will be acting like a “dictator” if he allows homosexual couples to wed.””

Taken from Vatican Insider February 22, 2012

God himself created marriage and sexuality: In the Bok of Genesis we read ‘it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him’ (Gen. 2:18). Therefore, from the beginning of time ‘a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh’ (Gen. 2:24). Some may choose to forego the gift of marriage to serve a higher calling (cf. Matt. 19:10-12), but it is still good.

Marriage is the method by which God’s grace flows to the couple and their children. It is therefore against God, nature and humanity to allow a marriage between two people of the same gender. For these two people, however much they may love one another, cannot pro-create and carry out God’s purpose for marriage which is to ‘be fruitful and multiply’ (Gen 1:22).

As Catholics, we must campaign tirelessly to prevent the government from taking this step towards the legalisation of gay marriage in the UK, even though governments in other countries have already taken this step. In the event that it does become law, we must refuse to allow such marriages to take place in our Catholic Churches, even if that means imprisonment. We cannot allow such a serious sin to be committed before the altar of God.

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