Catholic Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong spoke out last week in a pastoral letter against the recognition of homosexual marriages in Hong Kong and a proposed “Sexual Orientation Ordinance,” just days before an annual gay pride parade on Nov. 7.
“In recent years, social trends and political movements, such as extreme libertarian attitudes, individualism, the ‘Sex Liberation Movement’ and the ‘Gay Movement’ under the guise of equality and the fight against discrimination, have all along been advocating the enactment of a Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance in Hong Kong and the recognition of same-sex marriages,” the Cardinal wrote on Thursday, Nov. 5.
“Thereby, the core values and key concepts of marriage and of the family are continually being challenged and misinterpreted, so that the very foundation of society is being undermined,” he said.
“One instance of the foregoing trend is the USA Supreme Court ruling last June which imposed the recognition of same-sex marriages on all the 50 states of that country,” the Cardinal pointed out, “including those states which through a democratic voting system have previously voted against the recognition of same-sex marriages.”
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