Monday, April 29, 2013

Anti- Marriage Equality Folks in Rhode Island Warn of a ‘Grave Risk to Society’ From Marriage Equality

Wow, That’s Sounds Serious

The state of Rhode Island is in the process of moving towards full marriage equality.  The opponents of this seemingly innocuous change have made a pretty strong statement.

Opposition to same-sex marriage in the state has been led by the Roman Catholic Church. In a statement on Monday, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Diocese of Providence warned legislators of a “grave risk” to society and urged them “to stand strong” and “defend marriage and family as traditionally defined.”

Now this Forum and others would normally be concerned here, after all if there is a ‘grave risk’ to society we certainly want to prevent that.  The problem though, this ‘grave risk’ is never identified, it is never stated, it is never explained and apparently it just exists in the minds of those who are opposed to equal treatment under the law.

Glenn Osmundson/Providence Journal, via Associated Press
Protesters at the State House in Providence, R.I.
Strange, these people don't look like a 'grave risk' to Rhode Island 

So this Forum invites those who believe in the ‘grave risk’ scenario to tell us what that grave risk is.  But if you cannot, because the grave risk does not exist, then we invite you go just go away.  Really, just go.

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