2012 Queer Blogathon [Index Post]

2012 Queer Blogathon [Index Post] June 12, 2012

In June of 2012, I took one leg of the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon, promising to put up twelve posts in twelve hours, all of which were prompted by comments on the mammoth thread “Go Ahead, Tell Me What’s Wrong with Homosexuality.”  I started with empirics, and somehow meandered off into discussion of companionate marriage and bank robberies-as-first-dates by the end.  The Blogathon raises money for the SSA, and, of course, they’ll welcome your donations even if you’re reading this long after the Blogathon has ended.  If you’re on the fence, you can read my pitch on why even Christians may want to give to the SSA.

  1. This is why ‘Pragmatism’ isn’t an ethical system – What kind of empirical data would suggest that living an active, gay life was bad for you?
  2. “The rumba is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire” – In which I have strange ideas about how we decide which kinds of eroticism need regulation
  3. “We know where great sex is; we don’t know where great sex isn’t” – Commenter Jerry thinks the Catholic model for relationships is the most likely to work, which doesn’t mean others can’t
  4. It’s Teleology All the Way Down – I’ve got a problem with utilitarianism
  5. Let’s assume gay marriages were really worse… – People studying gay marriages may be making the wrong comparisons
  6. Let’s assume gay marriages were really worse, ctd… – Or possibly tracking the wrong dependent variable
  7. Are Civil Rights Asymmetric? –  Does it make sense to move as slowly as possible when expanding rights to new classes?
  8. How Critical is Sexual Desire to Human Identity? – Some of the natural law arguments I’ve heard have a very narrow definition of human flourishing
  9. I’m ok with companionate marriage – Commenting on that gay Mormon guy happily married to a woman
  10. Companionate Marriage for Everyone? –  I may agree with Alan Jacobs that we’d be better off slightly closer to the companionate marriage end of the spectrum
  11. What dating process would give rise to companionate marriages? – Dating might be more fun if it were like the most awesome college application I know of
  12. Data! Data! Data! – There’s a new study out trying to assess the impact of gay families.  But there are some problems

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