Why “Loving The Sinner But Hating The Sin” Is Not An Option When Dealing With Gay People

Many a homophobic religious person has infamously claimed that when it comes to gays he “loves the sinner but hates the sin” and many a defender of the full dignity and ethical lives of gay people has judged such a compromised offer of love inadequate (if not insincere). This cannot be because it is impossible [Read More...]

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‘Nuff Said Award Winner: Jeff Dale

Jeff Dale’s ‘Nuff Said Award is for his reply to the following passage from Drew Dyck in which Dyck accuses young defectors from Christianity of being motivated to leave their faith because of their “sinful” sexual behavior: So 20- and 30-somethings are leaving—but why? When I ask church people, I receive some variation of this [Read More...]

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Sex And Apostasy

Drew Dyck has written a book called Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith. . .and How to Bring Them Back. I want to focus on just a few passages from his interesting five page article from last fall in last November’s Christianity Today. Unlike many Christians who, despite living in a culture [Read More...]

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Gay Sex And Reality

Recently a University of Illinois adjunct professor in a course on Catholicism got into unfairly lost his job over expressing his philosophical opposition to homosexuality in an e-mail to his student in what seems to me like a pretty clear violation of academic freedom. As to the substance of his arguments though, PZ Myers does [Read More...]

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God’s “Orbit Plans” For Bristol Palin

Tinfoiler interprets current events for her son: Blessed Bristol Palin is back in the news discussing her wonderful love child.  When my son Hunter asked me why it was okay for Bristol Palin to have a baby before she was married, I told him that God has special rules for special people.  God knew that Bristol [Read More...]

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Contortions Of Catholic Philosophy: Eve Tushnet Argues Gay Sex Is Not OK But Sex Changes Are

Tushnet’s moral choice for herself and for other gays is celibacy or gender reassignment. Of course for some people, specifically some of the transgendered, a sex change is entirely appropriate and preferable to gay sex because from a gender (rather than a sex) perspective, those who are pre-op transgendered and are attracted to members of their [Read More...]

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“Ick Factor” Vs. “Projective Disgust”, Huckabee Vs. Nussbaum On The Source Of Aversion To Homosexuality

In the New Yorker, Mike Huckabee recently used the phrase “ick factor” in describing responses to homosexuality and when attacked for it, claimed he was taking it from the LGBT movement and from the work of philosopher Martha Nussbaum. Huckabee’s self-defense comes from his website: The reaction over a reported quote from my most recent [Read More...]

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Judge This: No Gay Kissing On Modern Family?

I am a bit late on this story but wanted to offer a contrary viewpoint to the dominant one of the outraged blogosphere. Though I have never seen the show, I was interested in the controversy over the show Modern Family which apparently features a gay couple among its lead characters.  The controversy centers not [Read More...]

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The Asian Sex Trade

“The sex trade now accounts for 14% of Thailand’s economy.” Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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