WETM Channel 18 in the Southern Tier has a story on its site concerning the gay marriage bill currently before the NY Senate.
Seeking a comment from a representative of the Church, the station got the following from our local ordinary:
Bishop Matthew Clark of Rochester says the church continues its opposition to the bill but supports equal rights.
"We're very much in favor for equal rights for folks. It depends on the form, shape and format of legislation. We always support civil rights of people and their full exercise." said Bishop Clark.
I cannot think of a better response than that already posted by Kit at By The Brook:
What Would Matthew Say?
If he had a spine or was orthodox at all?
The latest proposed gay marriage bill is wending its way through the corrupt corridors of Albany, and we get this predictably weak "statement" of what the Church opposes, but not its titular head in the DOR. No educating, no expounding on the sacramental nature of marriage...just some happy social justice/civil rights crap.
How unrefreshingly typical.