Contrary to what Maggie Gallagher, Brian Brown and “Dr.” Jennifer Robach Morse would have you believe, Catholics are coming around on the issue of marriage equality.
A new poll released today finds a large majority of American Catholics — 71% — support civil marriage equality for same-sex couples. The report also finds that almost half of Catholics, 43%, support allowing gay couples to marry regardless of type of ceremony (civil or religious,) and 31% of American Catholics support allowing same-sex couples to have civil unions, and 74% believe that same-sex relationships should be accepted by society. Additionally, the report finds that a majority of American Catholics (56%) believe same-gender sexual relations is not a sin, as opposed to the teachings of their church.
71% I wonder though if the pope, you know, Benedict the XVI understands that he and his army of Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests are completely off the mark.
But this is great news, and I’m hoping we see a schism of the American Catholic church from the Church of Rome. That would be interesting to say the least.