The Catholic League's Bill Donahue on
Wednesday said the Roman Catholic Church won't change its opposition
to gay marriage.
In remarks to the Christian group Focus
on the Family, Donahue, the anti-defamation group's president,
compared the church's position on marriage equality to those it holds
on slavery, racism and genocide.
“The Catholic Church is not going to
change its position on gay marriage any more than it's going to
change its position on slavery or racism or genocide,” Donahue
said. “These are fixed principles that are there, and those
people who are in the Catholic ranks who keep thinking that the
Catholic Church may want to change now because the country seems
toward gay marriage – really, they're in the wrong religion. And I
think it's time that our society has to reset its moral compass and
think these thing through.”
Donahue's remarks come a week after
supporters of marriage equality won four state ballot measures,
breaking opponents' 30-race winning streak.
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