When organizers and activists march on Washington D.C. in support of traditional marriage, only one archdiocese in the country will be recognized as a sponsor of the event: ours.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia is currently the sole diocesan sponsor of the upcoming Marriage March on March 26. The event is planned in conjunction with the Supreme Court’s hearings on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriages in California.
“We believe it is imperative that political leaders, the media, and the culture see that we care about protecting marriage enough to stand up and march for it,” the group said on its website.
Supporters of the march include several state and national pastor groups, family coalitions and family institutes. Philadelphia’s is the only diocese that has thrown its support behind the event.
In an interview with the Philadelphia Gay News, Archdiocese spokesperson Kenneth Gavin said that the they would not be financially supporting the event, but only “encouraging faithful from across the archdiocese to participate in the event in support of traditional marriage.”
“To my knowledge, the only assistance we are providing is organizational,” he said. Read his full remarks to the paper here.
Do you think traditional marriage needs this kind of support? Do you think the Archdiocese is correct in its support of the march? Should the Supreme Court Overturn Proposition 8?