Day: February 14, 2012

Professor Marilyn McCord Adams against the Covenant

The proposed Anglican Covenant was conceived in moral indignation and pursued with disciplinary intent, its global gate-keeping mechanisms would put a damper on the gospel agenda, which conscientious Anglicans should find intolerable. The Covenant is based on an alien ecclesiology, which thoughtful Anglicans have every reason to reject. ~McCord Adams

Uganda anti-gay bill in limbo again

Stephen Tashobya, chair of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of the Ugandan Parliament, told me yesterday that he had not scheduled consideration for the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Asked if his committee would write a new report, or stick with the report issued during the last Parliament, Tashobya declined to say.

New Jersey Senate approves marriage equality

As representatives of faith traditions that struggled for decades with this issue, we know that attitudes about homosexuality do not change easily. Still, it pains us that so many opponents of marriage equality invoke a handful of scriptural texts — open to a variety of interpretations — to deny their fellow citizens equal treatment under civil law.