“Two men are friends not spouses”
A dozen activists gathered outside St. Francis Xavier Catholic church in Acushnet, Massachusetts to protest the Catholic message that men are friends, not spouses.
During the lead-in, the newscaster called the church's teaching an “anti-gay message.”
Monsignor Gerard O’Connor disagreed saying, “There is no hatred in the gospel of Jesus Christ. There never can be. We’ve got to do everything out of love.”
O’Connor explained that loving people means telling them the truth: “It’s all about love. But within that context, we must tell the truth. To preach the gospel doesn’t mean we cut things out.”
CBS Boston has the video:
As hundreds of people gathered inside an Acushnet church for Mass on Sunday, a dozen people stood outside quietly protesting a sign they called hateful.
St. Francis Xavier Parish posted a message last week that read “Two men are friends – not spouses.” A Facebook protest sprung up almost immediately from the homosexual community and their supporters.
On Sunday, several former church members stood outside the Mass holding signs with slogans like “Spread Love, Not Hate.”Ironically, the advertisement before the video is from Fertility Solutions. Whether they have a marriage license or not, two men would obviously have trouble with fertility.