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Catholics have right to defend beliefs, bishop says

The diocese's leader urges parishioners to mobilize against a gay-marriage bill

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 31, 2013

~~<p>Jesus Christ may have dined at the same table with prostitutes and tax collectors and embraced them in love, but he never condoned their behavior, says the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hono&shy;lulu's Bishop Larry Silva.</p>
<p>Interfaith groups who are rallying behind the passage of a marriage equality bill for Hawaii &quot;espouse the gospel of inclusion&quot; as something to be valued above all else, he said, but Jesus also called for society's outcasts to change their ways.</p>
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Jesus Christ may have dined at the same table with prostitutes and tax collectors and embraced them in love, but he never condoned their behavior, says the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hono­lulu's Bishop Larry Silva.

Interfaith groups who are rallying behind the passage of a marriage equality bill for Hawaii "espouse the gospel of inclusion" as something to be valued above all else, he said, but Jesus also called for society's outcasts to change their ways. Login for more...



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