Saturday, February 21, 2004

Marriage links for the week  

Rev. Sensing of One Hand Clapping Wrote several posts this week on same-sex marriage. The issue is really coming to a head here in the United States, with passionate debate on all sides. Rev. Sensing says some thought-provoking things, and though I wholeheartedly disagree with several of his opinions, they're still worth reading:

1. The "gay marriage" controversy: Traditionalists need to get a clue - we lost this fight 40 years ago.

2. Separate the legal and the spiritual in the wedding business: Let the state do the former and the Church the latter; my solution to the "gay marriage" impasse.

3. What makes a thing a thing? The Problem of Universals and defining what is marriage.

4. Answering Andrew Sullivan's "simple question": explaining Jesus' silence on homosexuality.

I don't know how I missed this last week. A Florida newspaper tells the love stories of several local couples.

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