Today final testimonies will be heard with regard to the Civil Unions bill that would open the door to same-sex marriage in Hawaii.
It is no coincidence therefore that the following was the reading for last Friday's Mass:
Let Brotherly love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment, and of the ill-treated as of yourselves, for you are also are in the body.
Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers. Let your life be free from love of money but be content with what you have, for he has said, I will never forsake you or abandon you Thus we may say with confidence:
The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?...
From St. Paul's letters to the Hebrews 13:1-8.