Sunday, 21 June 2015

Gay marriage

My views on gay marriage are still evolving, but two pieces of writing I've read recently are very convincing. The first is an extremely lengthy 10k word blog post by Matthew Lee Anderson at Mere Orthodoxy, and the second is a very long 43 page journal article from the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. The former features a Christian perspective on the issue and the latter a secular one. Both are well worth the read although it might be rather difficult for Millennials in this day of short and snazzy Buzzfeed viral posts. I found it quite hard to read and had to spend some extra time reading through both a second time before having a better understanding of the arguments they made.

In addition, with regards to the welfare of children being raised in same-sex households, my views have been shaped by Brandi Walton who shared about her personal experiences growing up and Katy that points us to some scientific data about it. These two blog posts are much more readable than the two above. I would welcome suggestions from my readers on any other articles I ought to read about gay parenting.

All are very informative pieces and one would do well to read them. When one has the time to do so of course.

Where I belong

At my first church, I felt like I was part of a family. Until it wasn't. A guest pastor had come from New York and made a homophobic...