Magnani, who is Catholic, said he struggled to reconcile his church leaders’ opposition to gay marriage with his duties as an elected official.
“I am a Catholic, with faith in my God and respect for my church. I am also a legislator, with faith in our constitution,” he said. “My role as a legislator, as I see it, is to seek the greatest good for the greatest number of people…while preserving the social order as prescribed in the constitution.”
It is all too easy to see the outcome of struggling to reconcile their faith with their politics. In Las Vegas where they will bet on anything, no one would take the bet on a Catholic politician wresting with their faith as to what will win. Unfortunately too many see a good as being equal to what pleases people. It would nice to see at least once a paragraph that starts as identifying someone as a Catholic politician with it ending with that actually meaning something.