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May 14, 2009

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Gerald Yeung

I like John and I supported him in his latest election bid. As a Catholic, John would do well to examine the Church's teaching in this regard.

In the Vatican document entitled CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING PROPOSALS TO GIVE LEGAL RECOGNITION TO UNIONS BETWEEN HOMOSEXUAL PERSONS we read, "When legislation in favour of the recognition of homosexual unions is proposed for the first time in a legislative assembly, the Catholic law-maker has a moral duty to express his opposition clearly and publicly and to vote against it. To vote in favour of a law so harmful to the common good is gravely immoral." (See http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20030731_homosexual-unions_en.html)

The government 'favors' traditional marriage not simply because it involves two people who are committed to each other. Rather, it is because science and reason tell us that a family with a mother AND a father is the natural building block of society. Legalizing same-sex marriage would deny the rights of children to have both a mother and a father.

John needs to realize that the phenomenon of families with same-sex parents is naturally opposed to the respect for life that we in the pro-life movement hold so dear. When a couple intrinsically separates procreation from sexuality, they lose their respect for both. Activities that lead to the destruction of embryos like in vitro fertilization are the result.

I pray that John will fully inform his conscience on this issue and then vote accordingly.

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