Christians on both sides of the gay marriage issue
Kudos to The News for educating readers in its article, “Court decision reverberates across Western New York.” By quoting both Catholic Bishop Richard Malone and Episcopal Bishop William Franklin on gay marriage, readers are informed of differences of opinion. While both are Christian, one is upset with the Supreme Court’s ruling and the other is in favor.
Too often it seems, Christians are wrongly thought to be on only one side of the gay marriage issue. The article makes clear that Malone and Franklin, representing two different Christian faiths, are at opposite poles. Readers should also know that some Christian faiths, Lutherans and Presbyterians among them, have branches both in favor of and against gay marriage. Christian thinking and belief is hardly monolithic in this matter.
Dennis C. Stuart