In the past, I’ve written on this issue a number of times. We’ve discussed it in terms of the civil law, the preservation of language, the intolerance of belief, and the theology of the body. All of them had, at the center, an appeal to the Natural Law.
As any of my regular readers are aware, I get frustrated when Christian beliefs supported by reason are entirely reduced to blind (seemingly unreasonable) religious dogma – whether by an opposing point of view or, unfortunately, by Christians themselves. It does a disservice to the Truth.
In terms of the Catholic view of Marriage vs. same-sex unions, it is largely one that springs from the Natural Law – not some scripture passage or divine revelation, per se. To reduce it to such is to not only miss the point, but to miss an opportunity for common understanding on these divisive issues.
Dr. Janet Smith recently had a great article in Our Sunday Visitor that lays out a concise, easy-to-read explanation of The common-sense case against same-sex unions. It’s a good read for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. I recommend checking it out!