A honeymoon in Sunny Spain one of Holy Mother Church’s dearest daughters would do the hearts good of many a vibrant homosexual not to mention having the marriage sanctioned there.
The United States’ neighbour to its North and more than one of its neighbours across the ocean seem bent on affording the rights to same sex couples that are afforded to those of mixed marriages. Perhaps the gods – or God as the case may be -- do smile on the alternative brethren from time to time.
That being said and accepted, let it also be said that perhaps the Federal Government of any nation has no business sanctifying anybody’s marriage. Yes, if mixed marriages are to be sanctified by a civil government then all marriages should of necessity be sanctified by the Government.
However, it is not the Government’s business to sanctify any union whatsoever. It is the Government’s business on the other hand to nurture and encourage households of whatever nature as long as those households in turn nurture and encourage the productive lives of its citizens.
Let the Churches debate what they need to debate. If a homosexual Church somewhere in the world doesn’t want to bless mixed marriages that’s its matter and only its concern. It is no concern of the Government’s.
Even Holy Mother Church, the one that Ratzinger heads, has always taught that the ministers of the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony are those who are entering into the Holy Contract. Not the priest.
It should follow that the Federal Government has no business administering a sacrament to anyone.
Still, let every homosexual male and female alike enter the Ark of same sex marriage and when the waters have subsided let them go forth and populate the Earth.