The mobilization is historic
in Mexico because never before has a religious organization succeeded in
presenting a bill. It's being considered "a miracle."
An evangelical organization, For Life and Family, recently gathered
300,000 in support of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban
same-sex couples from getting married in the country. The signatures
were presented to the Chamber of Deputies after a march. The initiative
would also add bans against abortion and sex education in schools into
the constitution. (Photo: Facebook/via Gospel Herald)
Marriage equality has been spreading steadily in Mexico, thanks to a
long-term legal strategy by activists who have brought case after case
to the federal courts to win injunctions for couples, leading to legal
and state-level legislative victories, reports Religion Dispatches.
From a report in El Norte: "Hugo Eric Flores, who is also leader of
the PES, considered that God must become the focus of national policy.
Once a spiritual government for all of us, seeking the face of the Lord
asking Him to have mercy on this nation is established, you know what
will happen? That [it will] just be lifted..." he said. Evangelical
leaders added that mobilizing to San Lazaro was historic because never
before has a religious organization succeeded in presenting a bill.
This, they said they felt, was a miracle.
Catholic bishops reportedly have been vocal opponents of the
initiative, though the Archdiocese of Mexico put out a statement that it
is not among the organizers of the anti-marriage rallies planned by the
National Front of the Family.
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