Spain is about to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage in that country. Catholic bishops led a 1/2 million person protest Saturday, but polls indicate that the bill is favored by a majority of Spaniards. Anyway, I'm sure this story was written by a AP staffer in favor of the bill, but these quotes from the protesters are priceless.
"Marriage can only be between man and a woman," said Agustin Cruz, 41. "It's a divine and natural law. Marriage of homosexuals is a lie. You have to call things by their name. The first lie begins when you start calling queers 'gays.' They're queers, it's not an insult, it's the definition of that race of people."
(I like how calling them gays instead of queers is against natural law)
Father Jose Ramon Velasco said, "And they shouldn't have the right to adopt because if those children turn out to be homosexual, who will be to blame, the government?" "Back then [1930's] the majority of people also backed Hitler just like the majority back this law"
(I don't know which part I like better, that we have to blame someone if kids are gay, or that voting to extend rights to gays is akin to voting for someone who promises to mass murder them)
The article also said, The Bishops' Conference last week said the gay marriage bill was the biggest challenge to the church and its values in 2,000 years. I'm not an expert on Spanish government. But unless the church is part of the government, I don't see how this bill affects the church. And I feel like the church has dealt with bigger challenges in 2,000 years - persecution of Christians in Rome, the Reformation in the middle ages, the breakaway of the entire country of England, the Papal Schism of the 14th century, priests molesting little boys in the 20th. To call Spain's legalization of 2 men to share a bank account and own a house together the "biggest challenge to the church in 2,000 years" is to show a complete lack of knowledge and respect for the church's history, and a gross overstatement of the impact of this law.