Reviews of books calling for theological reassessment of traditional marriage

Feb 27, 2015 by

by Barbara Gauthier (received by email and posted with permission): One by one, evangelical megachurch leaders in America are rethinking their stance on homosexuality in the church as the ambient society becomes ever more supportive of alternative sexual lifestyles.  Part of the impetus may come from a desire to appear more attractive to secular non-churchgoers and part of it may stem from evangelicalism’s history of being closely connected with political states ruled by Christian...

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If Love Is Love, Why Not Three Men ‘Marrying’?

Feb 25, 2015 by

By Michael Brown, Charisma News: If “love is love” and “everyone should have the right to marry the one they love,” then why can’t any number of people come together in “marriage”? On Valentine’s Day, three men in Thailand were “married,” and immediately, they became an Internet sensation. As reported on gaystarnews.com, when Joke, Bell and Art posted their “wedding” pictures online, “the Internet went crazy,”...

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby discusses gay rights with Muslim students

Feb 24, 2015 by

by Jenn Selby, Independent: The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby gave a surprising response to students when they grilled him on the subject of homosexuality. Speaking to sixth formers at the St Alban’s Academy in Highgate – a Church of England school where 80 per cent of its pupils are Muslim – he clarified his stance on gay marriage and admitted he “had a lot of gay friends”, despite initially struggling with his views on same sex relationships. “I’m listening very,...

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The Implications of Extending Marriage Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Feb 23, 2015 by

by  Gerard V. Bradley, John Finnis and Daniel Philpott, Public Discourse: It is morally indefensible for Catholic institutions to recognize and incentivize same-sex marriages by extending marriage benefits to employees who declare themselves legally married to a person of the same sex. Many Catholic institutions use marriage to define some of the benefits they make available to their employees. Now that civil marriage is legally available to same-sex couples in most states, and perhaps soon in...

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Three US states file bills to circumvent ‘gay marriage’ rulings by federal courts

Feb 23, 2015 by

From MassResistance: Stopping the juggernaut of madness. MassResistance working with activists in all three states, and key legislators. In the national “gay marriage” battle, the state legislatures in Oklahoma, Texas, and South Carolina are now taking active steps to fight back. Legislators in all three states have filed bills to defund and prohibit any creation or recognition of “gay marriages” by the government, no matter what the federal courts may decide. MassResistance has been working...

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Paternity presumption threatens same-sex marriage

Feb 21, 2015 by

By Michael Cook, BioEdge: Despite the advance of same-sex marriage in the US, it may be some time before the law is scrubbed clean of the presumption that a male/female relationship constitutes a family. A legally-married lesbian couple in New Jersey, Sheena and Tiara Yates, are fighting requests for visitation rights from their two children’s biological fathers. Both men had signed written agreements that they would not interfere at all in raising the children. But after the births, they...

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