Fourth of July Blessings from
Fr. Higgins and the CTR staff
I am Catholic, and I don’t hate people. My beliefs sometimes entail disagreeing with them, but that shouldn’t be confused with “hate.”
Let me introduce you to some people that I don’t hate.
I don’t hate people who have multiple wives … I don’t hate them even though I am against polygamy. I believe that they are in love, but I don’t think “love makes a family” should apply in their situation. Believing that does not cause me to irrationally fear or dislike them; it just means I stick to a traditional view of marriage they have rejected.
I don’t hate gay people who want to marry, either … even though I believe that “marriage is as it always has been, between a man and a woman,” as Hillary Clinton put it in 2000. I believe that gay people are in love, but I don’t think “love makes a family” should apply in their situation (more on that in a second). There are wonderful people who are in gay relationships.