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MARRIAGE: Archbishop doing the Vatican’s bidding

Letter by Genny Odegard, Puyallup on April 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm | 23 Comments »
April 23, 2012 10:15 am

Re: “Catholic leader gets it wrong” (letter, 4-18).

As a very senior citizen and lifelong Catholic, I learned from an early age that the church governs only in a matter of faith and morals. When the letter writer speaks of the Seattle archbishop urging Catholics to vote against same-sex marriage, this was not just the position of the archbishop but the position of the Vatican.

Signing the Referendum 74 petition would not make me homophobic. I have a good friend who is a lesbian, and I would defend her right to choose whomever she pleases to make life-and-death decisions for her.

If the letter writer wants to pick and choose certain tenets of his faith, he should consider a different faith community.

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