To be fair, though, the Church does not teach that the gays, the pro-abortionists, etc. are our enemies. We do not support what they stand for, and some of the things they do or parts of their lifestyles on religious grounds, but there is no teaching of hate. The gay marriage issue, at least as I understand it, is part of the bigger sexual morality issue: even straight couples are restricted in what they can do according to God's law. It is understood, according to Church teaching, that when straight couples get married, they are expected to attempt to have children. This does not mean that if they are unable to conceive that they are sinning by trying, because they are still open to the possibility that God will use their union to create life. This cannot happen in a homosexual relationship, as it is biologically impossible for two men or two women to allow God to create a life as a result of their union. Even Christ did not support his fellow men for doing what they THOUGHT was right: He preached the Truth of His father and people could choose to follow Him, or they could choose not to. In the Bread of Life Discourse, Christ tells the people that they must eat of His flesh and drink His blood or they will have no life within them. Many said, "...this teaching is difficult, who can accept it?" and many of His followers left Him. He did not change His teaching to get them back into the fold. He did not change what He taught because people disagreed with Him. Had they returned to Him (which the Bible doesn't explicitly say if anyone did or didn't), He would have accepted them immediately, forgiven them for walking out on Him, and loved them as He always had. Abortion is again something we cannot support on religious grounds. The Church teaches that life begins at conception, and willfully extinguishing that life at any time before God ordains is murder. Murder is a mortal sin, and therefore, we cannot condone the action. I'm a traditionalist conservative, not a Republican, just so you know. Traditionalist conservatism is guided by religious teaching, but it is not as radical as evangelical Republicanism can be in this country.