Pope Francis, who says homosexual marriage is an
"attempt to destroy God's plan" and comes from "the
father of lies," Satan.
I have written about bishops who actually know how to bishop, to shepherd their flocks. Bishop Tom Tobin, head of the Catholic diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is mist definitely one such shepherd. In reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling today that homosexual marriage is a right, Bishop Tobin said "a thousand courts" may rule what they want but gay marriage "is morally wrong" and a "rejection of God's plan for the human family."
Quoting Pope Francis, whose teaching has appeared here many times, Bishop Tobin further said that homosexual marriage comes from "the father of lies," Satan, "who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God."
"A thousand courts may rule otherwise, but the very notion of 'same-sex marriage' is morally wrong and a blatant rejection of God’s plan for the human family," said Bishop Tobin in a June 26 post on Facebook.
He continued, "As Pope Francis taught while serving as Archbishop in Argentina: 'Same-sex marriage is not simply a political struggle, but it is an attempt to destroy God’s plan. It is a move of the ‘father of lies’ who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.'"
"Despite the current trends of our society, or perhaps because of them, the Church must redouble its commitment to proclaim and defend authentic concepts of marriage and family as we have received them from God," said Bishop bthe bishop. "We will always do so, however, in a respectful, charitable and constructive manner."