While the Bible specifically forbids playing with a pigskin (Leviticus 11:6) and only vaguely speaks about homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22), the Valley is 59 percent Roman Catholic and yet it seemed pretty interested in Super Bowl Sunday. But acceptance of the LGBT community, however, seems to be lagging behind the rest of the country.
In the classes required before becoming a confirmed Catholic, students around the Valley are being taught that God, who is all loving and accepting, is not OK with two lesbians wanting to solidify their love through marriage.
But don’t waste any tears on the LGBT community because its members have continually demonstrated the ability and determination to attain rights for themselves, even in the face of strong and entrenched opposition. The Catholic Church, however, is in trouble.
Especially in the Valley, Catholic leaders have refused to adapt to a modern day mentality – love is love, no matter the gender of the participants.
And without that adaptation, Catholicism will rapidly lose the young generation, and slowly disappear.
So for the good of the Valley and the world as a whole, locals must adapt because Catholicism is needed. It does offer lifelong guidance and comfort for many and it produces some good in the world.
Now if only we could remember that God will love us and we can love all in return.