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In 1960 many non-Catholics were fearful that Rome would be writing US policy under Kennedy. Now, 52 years later, Rome is trying to write policy for MN. Why churches can't accept the fact that people are different and yet are entitled to the same privileges of the state is amazing. Marriage is not a religious event. It is a state event. But the Catholic Church has made their religious policy as dictated by the Pope into an effort to control state law.
If the Catholic Church was so prescient in setting social law the Reformation would never have occurred. The efforts to maintain power under during the dark Ages were awful and the resistance by the church to the Enlightenment era is well documented. We would still believe the sun revolved around the earth if Rome was in charge of science.
Church is a wonderful place for contemplation and inspiration. It should not be a place for state law to be defined based on their religious beliefs and superstitions.
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