Hatred, Bigotry and Truth in the Homosexuality and Same Sex Marriage Debate

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The moral status of homosexuality and the legal advancement of same-sex marriage remain among the preeminent moral and theological issues confronting the church. I’ve published many pieces representing a diversity of opinion — including my own thoughts (see here and here, for instance), which do not neatly fall into the expected categories. I appreciate the [Read More...]

The Hate Sandwich Behind the Family Research Council Attack

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As Paul Bedard reports, new information emerges about the man who entered the DC offices of the Family Research Council and opened fire — a man who would have taken many more lives if the guard had not heroically stopped him: Floyd Lee Corkins II pleaded guilty to three charges including a charge of committing an act [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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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