Patrol Mag: Let's Stop Making Pronouncements about Others' Sexuality

Patrol Mag: Let's Stop Making Pronouncements about Others' Sexuality February 11, 2011

If you don’t subscribe to the online mag Patrol, you should, because you’ll get to read smart, spicy posts like this one from Jonathan Fitzgerald on same sex marriage:

I’m fine with being proven wrong on this, and the last thing I’m trying to do is prooftext with the Bible. I really don’t believe that’s the way we are intended to read it. A different approach, then, is to look at the spirit of the Gospel, to look at its earliest implementation in the first century church, and ask myself whether making pronouncements about people’s particular sins seemed to be a priority. I submit that it did not. That it still should not. I took this question to my friend, the priest of my parish, and he wisely pointed out that sin in the Bible is hardly ever talked about in terms of this or that action, but rather as a state that we all live in. In that way, it’s not the kind of thing we identify in others’ actions because it is more than that, it is our very nature.

via Let’s Not Talk About the Morality of Strangers | Patrol.


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