Last week's decision by the state legislature and the governor of New York to allow gay marriages to occur in the Empire State has been a shocking phenomenon for Christians -- and especially for Christian clergy.
In fact, Nicholas DiMarzio -- the Catholic bishop for the diocese of Brooklyn -- became so infuriated by the decision that he asked all Catholic schools in his diocese to reject any honors bestowed on them by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers who voted for the bill.
Moreover, Bishop DiMarzio asked all pastors and school principals not to allow any pro-gay marriage lawmakers or Gov. Cuomo to speak or be present at any parish or school celebration.
New York Gov. Cuomo -- who considers himself to be a Catholic -- had vigorously fought for passage of the Marriage Equality Act, which he signed the same evening it was passed by the legislature.
Despite the fact that Christianity considers gay marriages and civil unions to be immoral and contrary to Christian doctrine, New York's governor and legislators, who supported the new law, ignored that doctrine and placed their own selfish interests ahead of God's Law.
Indeed, they should be ashamed of themselves, because they have arrogantly renounced the teachings of Christ.