Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic minority leader in the United States House of Representatives backs President Obama’s endorsement of single-sex marriage and considers banning mono-gender marriage a “form of discrimination” and “unconstitutional.” 

A reporter asked:  “Do you believe that religion and the idea that you can support gay marriage can be separated?  And how do you grapple with the idea that you support gay marriage as a Catholic?”

Pelosi replied:

 “My religion has, compels me–and I love it for it–to be against discrimination of any kind in our country, and I consider this a form of discrimination. I think it’s unconstitutional on top of that.

“So I think that yesterday was a great day for America because the president in a very personal, as well as presidential way, made history, and hopefully this will bring people together on the issue.”

To make her argument sound legit, Pelosi utilizes the tactic of the separation of church and statement.  She says her religion “compels” her to support gender-segregated marriage, but the Church states the opposite:  gender integration is inherent in marriage.

The Catholic Church teaches that all people with same-sex attraction are to be treated with dignity and worth.  And since homosexual acts deviate from organic, complementary sexual union open to life, they are “intrinsically disordered.”  Thus the Church teaches that in order to treat homosexuals with honesty and dignity, we must oppose single-sex marriage and instead support pro-gender marriage.

When it comes to church and state, Pelosi is a politician.  Although she pretends to follow her Catholic faith, she is actually following President Obama, not the Pope.

More at CNS News. (This post originally appeared in Home Griddle).

Frances Kelly lives in the United States with her husband and daughters. She writes about gender issues for Homegriddle.