Fascinating new developments today in the way Jesuit liberation theologian Jon Sobrino has been denounced by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith but the denunciation unimplemented and left to be interpreted by local bishops. Isn't it a strange thing to be enthusiastic about degrees of silencing or about nuances of condemnation as in the following example??
A prominent Southern Baptist has made a pronouncement on gay identity in an interview with Time magazine:-
"We sin against homosexuals by insisting that sexual temptation and attraction are predominately chosen," wrote the Rev. Albert Mohler, the influential president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mohler's position is a startling departure from years of insistence among fundamentalists that gay rights advocates are wrong when they say homosexuality is not something they choose.
The sin of homosexuality however has not changed, nor is moral responsibility removed. I can't decide which news item is more hopeful...or less depressing.
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