US: The politician started supporting homosexual ‘marriage’ after the Vatican’s statement

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie changed his attitude towards same-sex ‘marriage’ under the influence of the Vatican document ‘Fiducia supplicans’.

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie, once an opponent of gay marriage, said Thursday that his views on the issue have changed. The politician cited the Vatican’s Dec. 18 statement “Fiducia supplicans” as evidence that “even the Church is changing.”

– For me, it was a process I had to go through to change the way I was raised, both from a family perspective and what my parents taught me and felt, but also from a religious perspective and what my church taught me to believe, Christie said during a town hall event in Epping, New Hampshire.

– Society has changed and what people accept in our country now is different from what they accepted when I was growing up. I don’t mind anymore. “I think I’m finally convinced,” the former New Jersey governor said.

Christie served in that capacity from January 2010 to January 2018. When he ran for governor in 2009, he supported civil unions in New Jersey but said he would veto any bill legalizing “gay marriage.” In 2015, the politician said that in his opinion, individual states should decide on the legalization of these types of unions.

A controversial statement

The document ‘Fiducia supplicans’ published at the end of December caused major controversy in the Catholic world.

The statement said priests can give “spontaneous” blessings to “irregular” and homosexual couples in certain non-liturgical situations. He further claims that such a “blessing” in no way “officially confirms their status” or changes the Church’s doctrinal teaching on sexuality and marriage.

Source: Do Rzeczy