Heterosexual marriage still unthreatened in all 50 states

No-fault divorce laws did not mandate that Catholic priests had to start sanctifying remarriages. The repeal of Prohibition did not mean that Southern Baptists had to start drinking. Marriage equality does not ask or require anything of Catholics and Southern Baptists either. Their insistence on pretending that somehow it does is, at a very basic level, just weird. [Read more…]

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Don’t even speak of the beat menace

Some links to help you withstand the devious plans of the beat menace, including: Mormon excommunication, Asherah poles for traditional marriage, plundering the Egyptians, labor priests, Game of Thrones and John Piper’s littlefinger. [Read more…]

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Smart people saying smart things (6.20)

Flannery O’Connor assesses Ayn Rand. Christian Piatt and Carolyn Dupont on churches grappling with equality. Jim Wright asks what it was all for. Claire Gordon interviews the victims revictimized by Bob Jones University. [Read more…]

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My interview with N.T. Wright on marriage equality

Well, that was … disappointing. I apologize for presuming that Wright was going to have something thoughtful to say on this subject. If N.T. Wright ever does articulate a meaningful argument against same-sex marriage — one that doesn’t contradict the vast body of his impressive published theology — I will be sure to let you know here. [Read more…]

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Smart people saying smart things (6.17)

Dr. Jen Gunter responds to the odious George Will; Marika Rose on women in systematic theology; Richard Burridge on those evil, unbiblical abolitionists; Danny Cortez won’t lead a church that won’t accept his son; and more from Joyce Arthur. [Read more…]

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I am always praying through my vanities

A few things, including: Commencement commences; Molly Worthen on the incredible shrinking Southern Baptist Convention; Christianity Today and gender disparity; everybody’s got a black cousin; Limax maximus porn; new study confirms an old trick; an atheist Advent hymn. [Read more…]

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Smart people saying smart things (5.30)

Julian of Norwich says, “so verily God is our Mother.” Vixen Strangely on “Men Who Hate Women.” Plus the Episcopal bishops of Michigan, Ed Kilgore on religious liberty, and more from Joyce Arthur. [Read more…]

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We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice …

“We are a better people than these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.” [Read more…]

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