An Evangelical Argument for Permitting Same-Sex Marriage Laws

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Recently I mentioned that I was sincerely questioning whether religious conservatives should still favor laws and constitutional amendments against same-sex marriage.  My reasons were partly practical, partly strategic, and partly theological.  Let me try to reframe the argument: 1.  It was once the case that there prevailed in the United States an overwhelming cultural consensus [Read More...]

Why the Defenders of Traditional Marriage are Totally Like Nazis

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Several recent posts (here and here) on the topic of homosexuality and traditional Christian marriage evoked the usual hate mail, and some of it was worth reading. One comment, from a gentleman calling himself Joe Chip, illustrated why this conversation is so treacherous. Although it began with the usual ridiculousness (“Timothy Dalrymple is so wrong [Read More...]

Wendell Berry’s Epic Slanderfest: Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Are “Perverts,” Guilty of “The Lowest Form of Hatred”

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In case you were wondering, those who defend traditional marriage and oppose same-sex marriage are continuing the tradition of those who slaughtered the Jews and the Native Americans.  They’re also perverts who are trying to theocratize America. According, at least, to Wendell Berry.  And no, I’m neither making this up nor exaggerating. I write this [Read More...]

An Open Letter from Barack Obama to Louie Giglio

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Last night I dreamt that I was reading The New York Times and stumbled upon this open letter from the President to evangelical pastor Louie Giglio: To my friend, Pastor Louie Giglio, We share the essence of a common religious heritage. We both profess a faith in Jesus Christ, both call on God for direction and [Read More...]

Help! We’re Gay and We’re Being Oppressed!

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A recent Prudential study showed that gays and lesbians are considerably more wealthy, on average, than their heterosexual counterparts.  As the Prudential press release explains: The study found that the LGBT community is in relatively good financial health with a median household income of $61,500, above the median U.S. household income of $50,000. Although gay [Read More...]


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