If you were invited to a same-sex wedding, would you have the courage to stand for truth?
Father Richard Simon received a letter from Chris asking about this difficult situation. Father Simon responds by emphasizing the traditional Catholic belief, based on Jesus’ teachings, that marriage is between a man and a woman. He references the movie “Man for All Seasons” to highlight the importance of staying true to one’s beliefs. Father Simon stresses that we as Catholics are on trial for not assenting to what we consider to be false marriage.
He cites Matthew 19:5-6 to underline that marriage is a permanent, exclusive relationship between a man and a woman, with the potential for children. Father Simon concludes by stating that attending a wedding that goes against Jesus’ definition of marriage would be like denying Christ, something he personally would never do.
Are you willing to take a stand for Christ and His teachings on marriage?