Slipping into the slumber of the spirit

Feb 22, 2018 by

by Peter Jensen, Gafcon:

Do you want to square an ethical circle? Then insist that holy matrimony can only be between people of the opposite sex, and, at the same time, approve monogamous, life-long sexual relationships between people of the same sex.

Very strange? Well, the argument in favour goes like this:

Marriage between two people of the same sex cannot be blessed from a Christian perspective. It simply cannot be made to fit with the Biblical teaching on marriage, whether from the point of view of explicit wording (‘a man shall leave father and mother and cleave to his wife’), or its symbolic significance (Christ and his Bride the Church), or from the point of view of the sexual, bodily consummation possible between the sexes (‘the two shall become one flesh’), or from the end of marriage in the gift of children (‘be fruitful and multiply’).

What, however, is to happen to those who, through no choice of their own, are attracted to a member of the same sex? They cannot marry in the Church. But is there a valid way for them to express their love?

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