Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thought for the Day: The Odd and Troublesome Focus of Contemporary Christians on Homosexuality

There is so much work to be done to battle against family breakdown and to encourage husbands and wives to strengthen their commitments to each other and to their children. It is, at best, odd and troublesome that religious traditions that have contributed so much to the just ordering of our public life should expend so much energy fighting the desire of homosexuals to have their own committed relationships respected by government, and their rights enshrined in law.

E.J. Dionne, Jr., Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics after the Religious Right (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2008), p. 115.