Up for debate
Less heat, more light!
Less mud, more truth!
Less bile, more love!
These are my 3 yearnings for far too many contemporary ethics debates. And the ‘gospel and gays’ debate is peculiarly fraught: obviously a thorny issue and a painful one. But I have to say that the rhetoric used on all sides makes me want to recoil. From a purely relational perspective, this is hardly the way to go. It seems that both sides have a mutual hatred that will only rest when the other is crushed into the ground – and culturally it is clear which side is winning the argument (or rather fist-fight).
But this article in the recent CT gave me great encouragement:
- UP FOR DEBATE: Glenn T Stanton describes his robust but amicable debates with gay rights campaigner John Corvino
And then these two related articles by John Corvino about their friendship from his perspective:
On a related note, this is quite interesting too: An Unlikely Gay-Straight Alliance