The boyish-faced cleric bitterly condemned Catholic politicians for softening their hardline anti-LGBT stance, writing that they are “twisting the words” of Pope Francis in citing him as their reason for supporting the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. Once signed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the law will make Illinois into the 16th U.S. state to legalize same sex marriage.
Politicians that support the law, Paprocki claimed, are “morally complicit as co-operators in facilitating this grave sin.”
“All politicians now have the moral obligation to work for the repeal of this sinful and objectionable legislation. We must pray for deliverance from this evil which has penetrated our state and our church,” he insisted.
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