Full disclosure: I'm not a Catholic.
In Washington state we had a referendum "vote of confidence" regarding degenerating the meaning of marriage to include homosexuals. The popular vote was 72% against. Fairly clear, wouldn't you say? Last fall the state legislature voted to approve legalized homo "marriage" - against the expressed will of the people. Shamefully, a man I helped get elected and a professed conservative voted (with three other Republicans) in favor of passage. The leftist governor slavered at the prospect of signing it and did so with great relish.
In the wake of its passage there has been talk and some effort at an initiative effort to overturn the legislation. Yesterday the most prominent Catholic churches in the area declined to take part in the initiative signing process.
I don't get it. This is the crossroads folks. This is where fashion and piety take separate paths. You cannot have both, not on this subject. This is a time for leadership and clear statements of principle.
And the authorities within the church voted "present".
This is the country we live in...