From: Michael Roberts (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jan 19 2003 - 18:15:54 EST
This plays right into Burgy's and Clements' hands. It is appalling argument or rather assertion.
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Subject: Re: An interesting essay for evangelicals
In a message dated 1/19/03 1:43:58 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
I dont why it should be so quaint if the writer is english!
Usual questions - has it been proved that homosexuality is innate?
Behaviours (correct spelling) are made up of innate, chosen and acquired
aspects. I write on the hoof and use the word acquired to mean both learned
and habitual behaviour. It is not always easy to decide whether behaviour is
one or the other or a mixture.
The question is whether homosexuality is right or wrong. And to a Chrsitan
what the bible actually teaches. One cannot get round what Paul says.
The Bible teaches high quantity, high quality reproduction.
That's news to me. What text? Thisis a somewhat weird argument
Homosexuality removes males from reproduction while freeing them from parenting responsibilities lowering birth rates. The homosexuals withdraw resources from reproducing families with obligations to raise educated sons and daughters to their non-reproductive selves while incurring no such obligations. Other departures from traditonal teaching have the same effect of lowering birth rates - birth control, abortion.
To say David and Jonathan were actually gay is pathetic and cannot be
justified from any intelligent reading of the text. The latest English and
Anglican suuggestion is that the centurion whose slave was healed had a
homosexual relationship with him.
One aspect I am sick of is the constant implication that one is homophobic
if one considers homosexuality to be morally wrong. I t prevents any
reasonable and considerate discussion - at least in the Church of England.
Things will probably get more polarised with Rowan Williams obfuscating
style of theological and moral discourse.
That is why free speech is so important.
These are Marxist attacks from the New Left.
Clements is no more a Marxist from the New Left than I am
I can't say that I am surprised by Roy clements essay but it fails to
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