There is absolutely ZERO reason for local church leaders to get into any public discussion or demonstration about the same-sex issue right now. By the end of June, the Supreme Court will have decided the issue and there is not a thing we can do it about it civilly.
There is no legislation before the people. There is no vote. There is no reason to lobby senators this way or that. The only person who can do anything one way or the other immediately would be Governor Calvo and I'm pretty sure he is not stupid enough to let himself be bullied into doing something that will have no meaning in less than a few weeks.
So why is the local church leadership being so vocal and even planning to march on the legislature? (Which is absolutely stupid since the legislature is not involved in this!)
Make no mistake. This is NOT about upholding Catholic teaching. This is about upholding Apuron. This is about trying to show Rome - at this moment of great crisis - that His Excellency Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, Ofm. Cap. D.D. Metropolitan Archbishop of Agana, Guam is in thoroughly in control and is heroically standing alone against the evils of same-sex marriage.
Meanwhile he shoos off Fr. Con E. Lingus to Israel.