You may have heard that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is sending out an anti-gay marriage DVD to all parishioners in the Archdiocese. It is ostensibly related to impacting this Fall's general election. Below is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the Archdiocese and our Priest.
As a faithful and active Catholic, I am disappointed in the Archdiocese sending of an Anti-gay marriage DVD to parishioners. I am saddened to say that the Church is out of step with most of its flock on this issue, especially those under 50 years of age.
I will be reducing the amount of our family giving to Annunciation Church by a one time amount of $5.00 which I feel is what it cost to produce and mail out this DVD to our family.
Given its past history related to the role of women in the Church and current stance against homosexuality, being Catholic can be hard sometimes. It is especially tough when one acknowledges that the Catholic Church has the most articulate and passionate thinking on social justice of any mainstream religion. The Church is becoming more and more isolated in its stance against homosexuality and hopefully as a younger generation becomes more entrenched in the Church, its thinking will change. Until then I guess we have to stomach anti-gay marriage DVDs from our church leaders.