Tag Archives: marriage equality

Websurfers, Come Out! So much internet

Very, very terse roundup of things I’ve been reading whilst procrastinating on my thesis: Amazing pictures from the mass celebrated on the border of Nogales Beliefs can be unloving: if you follow only one link, follow this one. Excellent discussion … Continue reading

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Advise the Bishops about Marriage and Family Life

Among other things that have been going on while I’ve been too busy to blog has been the announcement of an Extraordinary Synod of the Bishops on the family to be held in October 2014, accompanied by a preparatory document … Continue reading

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A lesbian and a fundamentalist….

Read this powerful witness from Kimberly Knight, a lesbian progressive Christian laywoman, about her in-person conversation with Billy Humphrey, a straight fundamentalist Christian minister: A lesbian and a fundamentalist walk into a bar. Substantive conversations across such an ecclesial and … Continue reading

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The End of Absolute Sexual Morality? No.

Kyle Cupp at Vox Nova writes, in The End of Absolute Sexual Morality, that Christian moral reasoning is typically absolutist–i.e., based on absolute principles–and its approach to sexual moral norms is no exception. Embracing homosexuality as a valid sexual expression … Continue reading

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A hierarchical roundup of some recent Catholic news: – A Minnesota teen was effectively denied the sacrament of confirmation because of his support for samesex marriage. (The family says he was denied, the pastor says he voluntarily withdrew, but the … Continue reading

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Why Christians might support marriage equality

Christian discussions of samesex marriage generally center around the question of whether homosexual behavior is, or is not, sinful. Whether one’s view of this question is informed by the Bible, natural law, theological anthropology, or a combination thereof, there are … Continue reading

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Things to think about as you prepare to vote on gay marriage

Next week, voters in four states (Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington) will vote on whether civil marriage should be made available to same-sex couples. Here is some material to reflect on as you prepare to cast your vote. Whether you … Continue reading

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On Marriage

Civil marriage is not sacramental marriage. Civil marriage is not natural marriage (upon which sacramental marriage builds as grace builds on nature).

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Marriage Equality as a Teaching Moment

This month, Maryland became the eighth state (plus the District of Columbia) to pass marriage equality legislation. It was signed into law this week by Gov. O’Malley, but will not take effect until after any referendum reversal attempts have completed. … Continue reading

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