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In the Metropolis section of the WSJ there is a piece about the legalization of same-sex “marriage”. Archbishop Dolan of New York is featured in the article. There is a POLL about the legalization of same-sex marriage.
June 14, 2011, 12:34 PM ET
As Gay Marriage Gains Ground, Archbishop’s Influence Is Tested
By Jacob Gershman
Therese and Joel for The Wall Street Journal
Archbishop Timothy Dolan
With the refrain of “Please not here!,” New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan beseeched state lawmakers to block gay marriage from becoming legal in New York. [BTW… I object to the twisting of the word “gay”. I hate the destructive misuse of that word.]
“The stampede is on,” Dolan wrote Tuesday on his official blog. “Our elected senators who have stood courageous in their refusal to capitulate on the state’s presumption to redefine marriage are reporting unrelenting pressure to cave-in.”
The archbishop has written about gay marriage in the past. In a post last month, for instance, he wrote that advocates for gay marriage were engaging ”in some Orwellian social engineering about the nature and purpose of marriage.” He has also compared the legislation to radical attempts of social engineering seen in China and North Korea. But the tone of his latest post was more urgent.
Catholic officials have asked Dolan to make personal calls to Republican lawmakers. Momentum appears to have shifted behind passage of same-sex marriage legislation before the legislative session ends on June 20. Four lawmakers who voted against gay marriage two years ago, including one Republican, declared on Monday that they would now vote in favor of allowing gays to wed.
That means the odds are long for the Roman Catholic Church in its bid to prevent gay marriage from becoming legal in New York. [This is really a reversal of the issue. The Catholic Church is trying to defend true marriage and is doing so for the good of all society.] The next few days will be an interesting test of Dolan’s influence. It probably doesn’t help that the archbishop is 3,000 miles away, leading a bishop conference in Seattle.
Some of you readers are a lot farther away. But you can vote in the poll at the bottom of the page where this article appears.
The Poll looks like this. I voted “No”. You, of course, will vote in any way that pleases you to vote.
And at the time of this writing here are the results.
As you can see, this poll needs some additional votes.
UPDATE 20:14 GMT:
There has been some improvement, but more attention is needed!
UPDATE 22:16 GMT:
Keep it going!
UPDATE 16 June 13:15 GMT:
Get the word out!