On Monday, Catholic bishops gathering
at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) fall
gathering in Baltimore launched a new anti-gay marriage website.
described as part of an effort to “promote and defend marriage as
the union between one man and one woman”
A video posted at the website features
a good-looking child-less heterosexual couple talking about how their
bodies complement each other.
“Every time we make love it's like
we're making life, we're giving life to one another. It's not just
sex. I come alive and there's a sense of forever in that. And I
don't think a man can have that any other way,” Josh says in the
nearly 13 minute video.
The website uses the video to claim
that “True marital union is not possible without sexual
“This is why sexual difference is
essential to marriage. Sexual difference is the necessary starting
point for understanding why protecting and promoting marriage as the
union of one man and one woman isn't arbitrary or discriminatory.
Rather, it's a matter of justice, truth, love and real freedom.”
At their meeting, the bishops also
endorsed ballot initiatives in Minnesota and North Carolina that
would ban gay marriage in each state.
“In the midst of these various
challenges, we continue to be mindful and pray for those efforts
seeking to protect the definition of marriage,” Bishop Salvatore J.
Cordileone told attendees. “These include the constitutional
amendments protecting marriage in Minnesota and North Carolina, the
continued effort to do the same in Indiana, Pennsylvania and West
Virginia, and efforts to repeal the redefinition of marriage in New
Hampshire and Iowa. To all our brother bishops and efforts to
protect marriage in these states, thank you for your courage and
witness, please count on our continued support and prayers.”