New comments from Peter Sartain—the notorious anti-gay bishop of Washington—remind us to pour some of our third morningtime mimosa out on the sidewalk in memory of the lost civilizations of the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, South Africa, Iceland and Argentina, who all crumbled "beyond repair' after extending civil marrige rights to all couples.
In a video posted to his church's website, Bishop Sartain, who has been fighting tirelessly against civil marriage rights in Washington state, says:
"We urge our Catholic people to uphold our consistent Catholic teaching on marriage for the good of the Church, society, husbands and wives and their children. Therefore, we bishops reject the redefinition of marriage as a 'civil contract between two persons.' ... Redefining marriage as a means of dealing with important issues of equality and respect for all persons will not achieve the goal of defending the rights of all and would overturn centuries of common law. To suddenly change the God-given and time honored understanding of marriage would be a very harmful thing for our state and for the world. … Should marriage be redefined in our state the very foundational nature of marriage for the good and strength of human society would be harmed beyond repair."
Maybe Sartain's shaking in his robe after seeing the latest polls overwhelmingly favoring marriage equality in his state?