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Catholic Bishop Criticizes R.I. Leadership for Gay Marriage Bill

January 11, 2011

Bishop Tobin

Bishop Tobins… The Habsburg Empire has collapsed, The Pope doesn’t have an Army and the Catholic Church is NOT in a position to dictate morality or legal statute.

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence is criticizing Gov. Lincoln Chafee and lawmakers for pushing legislation to legalize gay marriage.

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s comments Friday came a day after bills to legalize gay marriage were introduced in the General Assembly.

In a statement, Tobin said gay marriage was “morally wrong” and it was disturbing that Chafee had made such a divisive issue one of his first priorities, instead of economic concerns.

A Chafee adviser said allowing gay couples to marry was an economic issue because it could attract top talent to the state — especially gay and lesbian professionals.

via RI bishop blasts leaders for pushing gay marriage – Boston.com.

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