Confronting Religious Denial of Gay Marriage: Christian by Catherine M. Wallace

By Catherine M. Wallace

Writing partly for secular humanists, non-Christians, and ex-Christians, Wallace locates the start of non secular vilification of LBGTQ americans: those assaults recycle past, both reactionary political competition to racial desegregation and equivalent rights for ladies. Then, step-by-step, she lays out 3 significant flaws within the spiritual argument opposed to homosexual marriage. First, it derives from Plato and Greco-Roman sexual anxieties, now not from Jesus. moment, competition to homosexual marriage takes Bible verses out of context, ignoring their roots in Iron Age biology, sexual politics within the vintage period, and pagan ritual practices. 3rd and most significantly, this competition displays an insufficient ethical theology in line with a denial of latest technological know-how and social technology. Then and in simple terms then does she supply her personal suggestion of marriage as a morally rooted, inventive procedure, laying out universal floor simply shared by way of Christian humanists and secular humanists alike. Her nimble, obtainable account, richly leavened through own tales, will facilitate new conversations and alliances between all these, believers and nonbelievers alike, who confirm the ethical dignity of homosexual marriage.

“Catherine Wallace is a strength of nature. She is fabulous, persuasive, compassionate, and clever. Her new ebook within the Confronting Fundamentalism sequence addresses the difficulty of homosexual marriage. She does so with such readability, directness, and zest that it’s tough to visualize a person interpreting this publication with out being challenged to appreciate LGBTQ identity—and marriage—afresh and anew.”
—Brian D. McLaren, author/speaker/activist (

“We are lucky that somebody as formidably sharp and intellectually rigorous as Wallace has became her recognition to a subject impacting such a lot of casualties of the ‘war on homosexuality,’ which has been raging for greater than 4 many years. As person who has suffered nice own ache at the receiving finish of fundamentalist pondering, i discovered Wallace’s phrases supplying not just sound cause and good judgment, yet deep healing.”
—Joseph D. Mole, LMSW, govt Director, Emmaus House

“Wallace indicates how the anti-gay hate-mongering usual of assorted fundamentalisms belies the humanity and knowledge of the deeply grounded ethical mind's eye of Western cultures. In weaving jointly tales of her personal and others’ adventure, sound scholarship, and humane knowledge, Wallace invitations we all to the general public and constant help of homosexual marriage that might accomplish the social and cultural transformation promised via criminal changes.”
—Ellen okay. Wondra, examine Professor of Theology and Ethics, Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation; Editor Emerita, Anglican Theological Review

“Wallace argues successfully, passionately, persuasively for a deeply attractive perception of marriage that may and may be to be had to same-sex and different-sex alike. . . . As traditional, Wallace is insightful, provocative, and punctiliously helpful.”
—Gary Chartier, affiliate Dean, Professor of legislation and company Ethics, Tom and Vi Zapara tuition of commercial, l. a. Sierra University

Catherine Miles Wallace is a cultural historian at the school of the Feinberg institution of drugs at Northwestern college. She is the writer of For constancy: How Intimacy and dedication enhance Our Lives (Knopf, 1998).

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