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Fri Jan 23, 2015, 03:09 PM

 

Some Catholics and Evangelicals joining forces over opposition to gay marriage.

Ugh.

Senior Roman Catholics and evangelicals in the US have joined forces to warn of a grave "threat" to society caused by same-sex marriage.

In a statement to be published in the March edition of First Things, the US journal of religion, they describe the legalisation of same-sex marriage as "a graver threat" to society than divorce or cohabitation.

"We must say, as clearly as possible, that same-sex unions, even when sanctioned by the state, are not marriages," the statement, titled "The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Reclaiming Marriage," says. "Christians who wish to remain faithful to the Scriptures and Christian tradition cannot embrace this falsification of reality, irrespective of its status in law."

Influential Christians such as Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist seminary and Timothy George, Dean of Beeson divinity school, are among the 30 senior Christian leaders who have endorsed the statement, according to Baptist Press.


I think the headline Christian Today used is disingenuous. I think they should've said Some Roman Catholics in the headline. Plus I wish these "Senior Roman Catholics" would realize these unholy alliances damage the Catholic brand name.

Meanwhile I think I'll be getting this out and doing a couple sessions with it;



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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 04:53 PM

1. Let's take people's rights away!

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Sat Jan 24, 2015, 06:54 AM

2. You have to understand that for many conservatives

The phrase "I believe in the rights of the individual to do as he or she wants" carries the addendum "insofar as he or she is doing something I, personally, approve of". Or, to put that more simply, "I do not believe in the rights of the individual to do as he or she wants".

I would ask these people: What threat does gay marriage bring? Be specific.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 09:01 AM

3. Yep

 

I once asked them in a letter to the editor. Leave all that fertilizer like people marrying children, dogs, inanimate objects, etc out of it. Leave all that fertilizer about family values out. How would they personally be affected by gay marriage? I also pointed out that as for destruction of families the straight people were doing that already.

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