Statement from Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ on same sex marriage, in response to comments from the Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherill.
“What the Premier has described as marriage equality is not the equal to marriage as all cultures and faiths have understood it throughout the centuries.
Marriage demands a man and a woman in a vowed permanent union that is open to life.
If people are to be entitled, as the premier says, to express their identity in any way they wish, and that is all that constitutes marriage, then the gates are open to all sorts of arrangements like polygamy and polyandry, and the weakening of the family as the basis of society.”
-Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ, Bishop of Port Pirie Diocese.