In a recent statement by the Maryland Catholic Conference, the Catholic bishops of Maryland extolled the right of religious freedom ("U.S. Catholic bishops to meet in city this week," Nov. 14). I couldn't agree more.
Yet I find it puzzling that these dignitaries argue that making room for others to fully participate in society is viewed as hostility toward Catholicism.
The bishops' statement affirms that religious liberty "enables religious groups to provide a voice for the voiceless." But somehow, according to them, loving gay and lesbian couples should be prevented from entering into civil marriage.
Complete article at Baltimore Sun : http://bsun.md/tqEJH6