Jan. 12 at 1:02pm
Thanks to a Maggie Gallagher post at the Corner, I learn that the USCCB has issued an inter-faith letter calling for the promotion and protection of marriage. It's an important document. Here's the beginning.
The promotion and protection of marriage—the union of one man and one woman as husband and wife—is a matter of the common good and serves the wellbeing of the couple, of children, of civil society and all people. The meaning and value of marriage precedes and transcends any particular society, government, or religious community. It is a universal good and the foundational institution of all societies. It is bound up with the nature of the human person as male and female, and with the essential task of bearing and nurturing children.
Efforts to normalize homosexuality in law and culture are one of the more serious and important battlefronts in the cultural wars.
But I find it's a battle most us are ill-prepared to wage. We lack the conceptual tools and vocabulary to resist charges that we are bigots trying to "impose our religion." I hope this document represents a shift on that score.