(Times-Colonist) Blessing of same-sex couples ‘not enough,’ critics say

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A move by the Anglican Diocese of B.C. to allow the blessing of married homosexual couples is only a small step, says a University of Victoria political scientist.

Janni Aragon, who has a special interest in gender issues, said for the church to bless couples but not perform or bless their marriages is not enough.

“What you see is some softening of church attitudes to acknowledge these people exist, but to say, ‘;We are going to sanctify them but not their marriage’ is just hair-splitting,” Aragon said Monday.

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Posted January 10, 2013 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Undergroundpewster wrote:

“Until it’s complete, until we are completely accepted in every way a straight couple is accepted, then it’s just lip service.

“It’s like that ‘;love the sinner hate the sin,’ ” said Peterson. “No, you either accept or you don’t.”

“Hair splitting” and “lip service,” are soft ball variations of “name calling.” If that doesn’t work, look for stronger language to come.

I guess the new saying should be “Love the sinner, accept the sin” where to accept means to approve, to bless, and to promulgate.

January 10, 10:45 am | [comment link]
2. BlueOntario wrote:

I guess the new saying should be “Love the sinner, accept the sin” where to accept means to approve, to bless, and to promulgate.

What can one add to that observation? Spot on.

January 10, 6:08 pm | [comment link]
3. Charles52 wrote:

Promulgation, but not propagation, in. this case.

January 10, 6:54 pm | [comment link]
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