Dietary supplement for the iron-deficient:Here is a statement from the quondam leader of a church whose foundational raison d'etre was to allow a state leader to redefine the concepts of 'marriage' and 'divorce':
[h/t Boing Boing]Non-dietary supplement for the irony-deficient
The state does not 'own' the institution of marriage. Nor does the church. The honourable estate of matrimony precedes both the state and the church, and neither of these institutions have the right to redefine it in such a fundamental way.Here is a dire warning from the quondam leader of a religion with a holy book consisting largely of polygamous genealogies:
If marriage is redefined once, what is to stop it being redefined to allow polygamy?For extra LOLZ, both FAILED statements are from the same person. We also learn that "Throughout history and in virtually all human societies marriage has always been the union of a man and a woman", which is true for definitions of "woman" that include "female child".
We look forward to future pronouncements in which the ex-Archbish reminds us that the honourable estate of 'priest' precedes both the state and the church, and neither of these institutions have the right to redefine it in such a fundamental way as to include women.