United States: The President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops is actively encouraging a ban on gay marriage

Source: FSSPX News


Bishop William Stephen Skylstad, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference and bishop of Spokane in the state of Washington has asked his fellow bishops to mobilize the faithful to push for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

“Today there is a growing sentiment, shared by many people and a number of religious superiors, that only an amendment by the federal government will protect and preserve the institution of marriage”, declared Bishop Skylstad.

The bishop of Spokane announced that the Knights of Columbus, a society that has 1.6 million members in the U.S., Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan, have launched a national campaign to pass this amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The Senate will examine the constitutional amendment on marriage in June 2006.