Sure, he’s down 33 points in the latest poll. But being attacked by a major candidate for governor is still worth a mention:

DeStefano criticized Rell for supporting Republican candidates for the state legislature who are backed by the Family Institute of Connecticut.

This occurred during an announcement that DeStefano, a Catholic, won Love Makes a Family’s endorsement because of his support for same-sex “marriage.”

When NARAL endorsed him for being more pro-abortion than Gov. Rell, we invited Mayor DeStefano to consider what the Church teaches on the issue (see my Sept. 20th blog). We invite him to do likewise regarding same-sex “marriage:”

The present Considerations are also intended to give direction to Catholic politicians by indicating the approaches to proposed legislation in this area which would be consistent with Christian conscience… In those situations where homosexual unions have been legally recognized or have been given the legal status and rights belonging to marriage, clear and emphatic opposition is a duty. One must refrain from any kind of formal cooperation in the enactment or application of such gravely unjust laws… The principles of respect and non-discrimination cannot be invoked to support legal recognition of homosexual unions… The denial of the social and legal status of marriage to forms of cohabitation that are not and cannot be marital is not opposed to justice; on the contrary, justice requires it… If it is true that all Catholics are obliged to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions, Catholic politicians are obliged to do so in a particular way, in keeping with their responsibility as politicians… When legislation in favour of the recognition of homosexual unions is already in force, the Catholic politician must oppose it in the ways that are possible for him and make his opposition known; it is his duty to witness to the truth

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