[Ed. – Looks like the Pope, the College of Cardinals, the Vatican doctrinal brain trust — they can all can stand down. Tim’s got this one.]
Over the weekend Vice-Presidential candidate Tim Kaine told a roomful of LGBT activists that the Catholic Church’s traditional opposition to same-sex marriage would change because God approves of homosexuality.
The Virginia senator, who describes himself as a “traditional Catholic,” spoke at the national dinner of the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday, assuring them of his “full complete, unconditional support for marriage equality.”
While acknowledging that his position on gay marriage “is at odds with the current doctrine of the church that I still attend,” Kaine went on to say, “But I think that’s going to change, too. I think that is going to change.” …
“I think it’s going to change because my church also teaches me about a Creator, in the first chapter of Genesis, who surveys the entire world, including mankind, and says: It is very good. It is very good,” Kaine said, in an apparent reference to God’s alleged nod of approval for homosexual practice.
Kaine then suggested that opposition to gay marriage means to “challenge God.”