Leaders of some of the nation’s largest religious denominations said they were distressed and saddened Wednesday by President Barack Obama’s newly announced support for gay marriage.
In an interview with ABC News, Obama said, “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”
In the ABC interview, Obama linked his decision to his faith in Jesus Christ and the Golden Rule, which he paraphrased as: “Treat others the way you would want to be treated.”
But leaders across the American religious spectrum blasted the president’s remarks:
- New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Obama’s remarks “undermine the institution of marriage, the very cornerstone of our society. The people of this country, especially our children, deserve better.”
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