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“You’re Anti-Gay Just Like You’re Anti-Everything Else!” — Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack, Part Eight

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Challenge Number Eight: “Anti-this, anti-that, you’re just anti-gay!” (Eighth in a series of ten, from my new book Critical Conversations!) This one often comes in a form like: “You Christians are against sex, against choice, against equality — you just like to be against things. Your beef with LGBT is just more of the same: you’re anti-gay because being ‘anti-‘ is what […]

“How Could You Be So Opposed To Marriage Equality?!” — Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack, Part Seven

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Challenge Number Seven: “What’s wrong with you people, that you could be so opposed to marriage equality?!” (Seventh in a series of ten, from my new book Critical Conversations!) More than any other slogan, it was “Marriage Equality” that carried the day for gay marriage in the United States. Christians still carry the stigma of having stood against equality […]

“Keep Your Beliefs Out of Our Bedrooms!” — Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack, Part Five

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Challenge Number Five: “Keep Your Beliefs Out of Our Bedrooms!” (Fifth in a series of ten, from my new book Critical Conversations!) Short answer: Fine. We’re quite content to keep out of your bedrooms. We’re not content to ignore public policy, though. I’m only doing 10 out of 27 topics of this sort from Critical Conversations, and I might have passed […]

“You’re on the Wrong Side of History!” — — Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack, Part Three

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Challenge Number Three: “You’re on the wrong side of history — gay rights is an idea whose time has come.” (Third in a series of ten, from my new book Critical Conversations!) Time keeps marching on. Science and technology move forward. Does that mean everything progresses over time? No. Today’s poets and playwrights haven’t exactly progressed beyond Aeschylus and […]