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The Institution of Marriage

How should we define and think about marriage today? There’s been a lot of controversy and confusion over what many refer to as “the sacred institution of heterosexual marriage.” But what’s been the actual history of marriage? Going back to the time of the Roman

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Gay Marriage Isn’t New, it’s Tradition

People who argue against same-gender marriage as some new-fangled perversion of marriage don’t know their history very well. Contrary to myth, Christianity’s concept of marriage has not been set in stone since the days of Christ, but has constantly evolved as a concept and ritual.

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Affirming Gay Marriage in the Christian Church

Two books, both arguing in favor of same-sex marriage, yet as different as can be! In Blessing Same-Sex Unions, Mark Jordan writes in an often ironic tone. Why should gays and lesbians aspire to receive the church’s blessing on their unions if heterosexual marriage is

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GLBT People and the Battle for the Bible

There is nothing in Scripture that prohibits full acceptance of GLBT people, and ordaining their unions as sacraments in the Church. Since the Bible is used to justify homophobia, I want to deal with this issue from a biblical perspective, fully recognizing, as with the

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Justice = Civil Marriage Equality

“The union of a man and a woman is the most enduring human institution, honored and encouraged in all cultures and by every religious faith … Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.” President

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A Letter to Louise, Part 3

Back to Part 1 Back to Part 2 Nine. Full acceptance by society, including the blessings and legality of marriage should be extended to gays and lesbians in the same way it is extended to others. Louise, if it is moral as well as psychologically

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Sex, Cultural Bias and the Bible

In the movie “The Big Chill,” during a weekend of reminiscing about their college days in the 60’s, the once aspiring journalist who is now a reporter for a gossip magazine says “I hate to think that all we stood for back then as just