Post by Admin on Jul 26, 2019 11:00:15 GMT
Catholic archdiocese lists lesbians as ‘mother 1’ and ‘mother 2’ on child’s baptism certificate
Manuela Gomez and Luisa Gomez at the baptism of Matias.
BOGOTA, Colombia, July 24, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic Archdiocese of Medellín, Colombia, led by Archbishop Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo, has allowed a lesbian “married” couple to be listed on a child’s baptism certificate as “Mother 1” and “Mother 2.”
The child, who was christened “Matias” last Sunday by a Catholic priest in Medellin, a city in northern Colombia, was conceived by the artificial insemination of one of two women listed on the certificate.
Manuela Gomez and Luisa Gomez entered into a state-recognized “marriage” some 17 months ago. According to an interview with RCN Radio, biological mother Manuela Gomez said: “We tried to ask at several churches and were told that we could have him baptized, but they would only enter the name of one gestating mother, which is me.”
Manuela Gomez told the station, “That didn’t seem right to us, because Luis is also a mom. On the church registry we appear as Mom 1 and Mom 2. A friend recommended a parish to us, where we were told that as a homosexual couple we are welcome to the Church as we always have been.”
Matias' baptism certificate showing lesbians as "Mother I" and "mother II," circled in red.
Manuela said that they wanted the boy baptized because they were raised in the Catholic faith. She said that they believe that God is love and that He does not discriminate against anyone. Manuela added that they attend Mass as a family. Local television covered the baptism, which showed that the baby boy has a godmother and godfather.
According to Noticias Floriencia, Manuela said that the decision by the Church is significant because it shows societal acceptance.