Archbishop Timothy Dolan put up a long blog post yesterday offering some final thoughts on New York’s vote to legalize same-sex marriage in which he makes reference to last weekend’s New York Times Magazine profile of Dan Savage and worries of a future in which polygamy may be the norm.
And now we ring the steeple bell again at this latest dilution of the authentic understanding of marriage, worried that the next step will be another redefinition to justify multiple partners and infidelity. If you think I’m exaggerating, within days of the passage of this bill, one major newspaper ran a flattering profile of a proponent of what was called “nonmonogamy.” Apparently, “nonmonogamy” is the idea that society is unrealistic to think that one man and one woman should remain faithful in marriage, and that openness to some infidelity should be the norm!
Dolan also says that he was warned by his bishops when he arrived in New York two years ago that a fight over same-sex marriage was in the offing, and that his side would likely lose.
“The forces on the other side were a Goliath indeed — with tons of money, ‘glitterati’ from entertainment circles, political powerbrokers, and the media,” he writes.
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