The statue was part of a scene erected, with official authorization, in the Capitol of the State of Iowa by the Satanic Temple. The decapitated head was thrown into the garbage. Michael Cassidy destroyed the statue to “wake up Christians to the anti-Christian acts promoted by our government.”
This is the key question of the controversy. Is it possible that intimate or romantic love between two people of the same sex, which by its nature cannot tend to marriage, be considered genuine or good? There is here a profoundly complex question. But it’s clear that not everything in the life of a couple is determined by sexual relations, no matter how relevant they can be. Hence, that cannot be our only element of judgment.
The priests and professors of theology and bioethics analyze the controversial reception of the Declaration and how it is fundamentally in continuity with the Church’s doctrine on marriage and sexuality, while developing and enriching our understanding of blessings.