Friday, April 27, 2012

Not out of step…

Here’s an interesting article about same-sex marriage.

Here’s an interesting quote from that article: “…same-sex marriage, has shocked conservatives. But this innovation has moved so far so quickly only because it is not at all out of step with the institutions and ideas of our time.”

The author of the article is Andrew Sullivan; the author of the quote is “Marriage equality opponent Daniel McCarthy.”

The article is brief; it is well worth your time, as will be the discussions the article will engender.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Really? Still?


One would think, in the 21st century, after all the progress mankind has made in understanding creation, that statements such as this quote would not make it into the media at large.


In taking stock of the progressive stance of many in the United States, the pope issued a statement.

The pope promised…not to impose his own will on the church but to rather listen "to the word and the will of the Lord, to be guided by him, so that he himself will lead the church at this hour of our history."

Does anyone remember the skepticism, if not scorn, which greeted the public announcement from Salt Lake City telling us that the Elders of the Mormon church had prayed and received the OK from God to admit Blacks into congregations?

How does  this from Benedict XVI not merit the same reaction?

Jesus is really going to tell the pope that it’s OK to treat women as lesser creations?  Or that gay men and women cannot validate their love and commitment in the secular world?

Bad move. Jesus’ actions belie that.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Hope for Islam?

Try this news article.

It deals with a marriage between two gay members of the religion of Islam.

Interesting paragraph:

According to Al Arabiya, a gay Mauritian imam named Jamal presided over the marriage of Ludovic Mohamed Zahed, a French man of Algerian origin, and Qiyam al-Din in Din’s native South Africa earlier this year.

Love is everywhere, and so are gay people.