Marriage Definition Controversy in Minnesota

The following videos were taken from the DVD distributed to Catholics in Minnesota. Marriage has been based on the union of one man and one woman since the beginning of the human race. Without this type of union, the human race would not have survived to the present time. Christianity has always taught that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Even before Christ arrived, Judaism held that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

The teaching of the Old Testament unequivocally condemns homosexual acts as grave sins. Jesus Christ was not unaware of this grave disorder and its grave sins. At no time did He approve of same-sex unions or homosexual acts. His teachings on chastity and marriage are incompatible with such a view. So it is absurd to claim that Christ would be in favor of same-sex marriage, or that opposition to same-sex marriage is unique to the Catholic Christian Faith. None of the Protestant reformers favored same-sex marriage, (or abortion, or contraception for that matter). The acceptance of various grave sins by some Protestant leaders is a recent modern contrivance, due to the influence of sinful secular society.

These videos discuss the harm that will occur to families, children, and society if culture and law accept same-sex marriage.

Archbishop John Nienstedt — One Man, One Woman: Preserving Marriage in Minnesota

Knights of Columbus — One Man, One Woman: Marriage and the Common Good

[Mark]
{7:20} “But,” he said “the things which go out from a man, these pollute a man.
{7:21} For from within, from the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
{7:22} thefts, avarice, wickedness, deceitfulness, homosexuality, an evil eye, blasphemy, self-exaltation, foolishness.
{7:23} All these evils procede from within and pollute a man.”

[Romans]
{1:26} Because of this, God handed them over to shameful passions. For example, their females have exchanged the natural use of the body for a use which is against nature.
{1:27} And similarly, the males also, abandoning the natural use of females, have burned in their desires for one another: males doing with males what is disgraceful, and receiving within themselves the recompense that necessarily results from their error.

[Galatians]
{5:19} Now the works of the flesh are manifest; they are: fornication, lust, homosexuality, self-indulgence,
{5:20} the serving of idols, drug use, hostility, contentiousness, jealousy, wrath, quarrels, dissensions, divisions,
{5:21} envy, murder, inebriation, carousing, and similar things. About these things, I continue to preach to you, as I have preached to you: that those who act in this way shall not obtain the kingdom of God.

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