Tuesday, December 16, 2008

NPR: The Bible and Same-Sex Marriage: response to Newsweek

NPR continues the debate on Newsweek's piece on Same-Sex Marriage and the Bible by Lisa Miller. Albert Mohler makes the case for the conservative side: that marriage is heterosexual and for the purpose of procreation.

Other reactions to the Newsweek piece here. Mary Hunt for Religion Dispatches makes the point that the original article is a primer for a much bigger discussion already evident in publications many of which she cites. Peter Laarman points out that when he

"finally read the Lisa Miller essay in Newsweek to find out what the fuss was all about, it instantly occurred to me, and I will put it bluntly: it is not homosexuality as such that is abomination to the Christian Right; it is the idea of a God who loves everyone and who honors love and fidelity in all forms and expressions."

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