Catholic Schools and Gay Teachers: Can We Compromise Without Compromising?

Since firing religious education department head Margie Winters for being married to another woman, Waldron Mercy Academy has been buried under a mudslide of bad press and consumer ill will. Some parents have withdrawn their children altogether; others are withholding tuition. At $13,500 per year for kindergarten through eighth grade, this tuition represents a sum [Read More...]

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Of Obergefell and Ostracism

Just as I was learning not to hate the term “national conversation,” gay marriage supporters decided to quit speaking to us. That would, at any rate, be the earnest wish of Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn. In last Sunday’s piece, “The New, Post-Homophobic Christianity,” she ticks off all the denominations that have changed their teachings [Read More...]

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A Requiem for Abnormality

A few weeks ago, a longtime reader, a gay man in his 60s – his age, as we’ll soon see, is relevant – PM’d me on Facebook and charged me with high treason. To credit him with realism and flexibility, he had not expected me to support any particular cause. But, in my piece accusing [Read More...]

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