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A New Heaven and a New Earth

June 12th, 2014 by Zen

“With Christian or Jewish presuppositions, or indeed Muslim, then if you believe in what it says in Genesis 1 about God making heaven and earth—and the binaries in Genesis are so important—that heaven and earth, and sea and dry land, and so on and so on, and you end up with male and female. It’s all about God making complementary pairs which are meant to work together. The last scene in the Bible is the new heaven and the new earth, and the symbol for that is the marriage of Christ and his church. It’s not just one or two verses here and there which say this or that. It’s an entire narrative which works with this complementarity so that a male-plus-female marriage is a signpost or a signal about the goodness of the original creation and God’s intention for the eventual new heavens and new earth.”

Scholar NT Wright explains marriage, and gay marriage and scripture

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June 12th, 2014 15:54:27

Gay Marriage of Convenience

May 29th, 2014 by Bookslinger

It’s here. With a couple different meanings.

[Edited so as not to give link-cred to certain web sites.]

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May 29th, 2014 13:52:56

Gay Marriage and Levels of Abstraction

February 05th, 2014 by G.

two men arguing

Pat: Gay marriage is a mistake because marriage is about children. Two men or two women can’t have children together accidentally or on purpose.

Mike: So if you’re infertile, you can’t get married?

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February 05th, 2014 10:23:25

Mainstream Reporters are Stupid Bigots Who Won’t Give Believers a Fair Shake

March 05th, 2013 by Man SL

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March 05th, 2013 14:57:48

Elder Oaks’s Friday Evening Talk

February 11th, 2013 by G.

I could happily listen to Elder Oaks reading the phone book. That he also talks good sense when he talks is almost over-egging the pudding.

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February 11th, 2013 12:00:35

Using Christian Ghosts to Criticize Christianity

May 22nd, 2012 by G.

This Ross Douthat piece is worth your while. He points out that most reflex liberalism (equality! fairness!) is really reflex Christianity, and it doesn’t make much sense to criticize Christianity’s sexual ethics, e.g., on the grounds that they conflict with some vaguely remembered echo of Christian doctrine on the dignity of man that’s been worked up into a generalized system.

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May 22nd, 2012 12:33:40

North Carolina Goes Big for Marriage

May 09th, 2012 by G.

My unrelenting pessimism is tarnished.

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May 09th, 2012 05:27:39

Smoker’s Pride

April 25th, 2012 by Man SL

The problem with this Church is all the fumophobes.

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April 25th, 2012 12:57:06

Widespread Marriage Bigotry

July 12th, 2011 by G.

Interracial marriage is not the same thing as same-sex marriage. Duh. (more…)

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July 12th, 2011 14:30:54

Government in the Marriage Business

June 16th, 2011 by Bertie

Is marriage a business? When the dear little woman pulls down my head to hers and whispers “my mate” and, er, well, one needn’t elaborate. . . . Hardly here or there, what? The point, the thing I’m driving at, if you get me, is that one hardly associates the lovebird stuff with the green eye-shade set. Bertram isn’t actually married yet, I hear you saying, and I gracefully concede the objection. But I hardly see how a few well-expressed vows in front of a beneficent clergyman will transmute the bwessed awwangement into pots o’ goblins. Dashed nonsense.

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June 16th, 2011 08:58:10

Gay Parenting Studies

May 23rd, 2011 by G.

Children raised by gay parents are more likely to be gay or bisexual themselves, a study shows. Also, those children are more likely to have their families break up. (more…)

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May 23rd, 2011 11:08:08

Rehabilitating Irrational Prejudice

May 09th, 2011 by G.

Some folks these days are trying to give irrational prejudice a good name, over the stodgy opposition of a few would-be theocrats.

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May 09th, 2011 14:20:31

Marriage is Just an Antiquated Institution

January 31st, 2011 by G.

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January 31st, 2011 13:55:03

What is Marriage?

December 08th, 2010 by G.

A law journal paper by Robert George, etc. If this is the sort of thing you like, this is the sort of thing you will really, really like.

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December 08th, 2010 12:19:47

The Case for Marriage

September 07th, 2010 by G.

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September 07th, 2010 10:55:02