Day: February 14, 2012
“Until we have a civil dialogue around immigration, we’re not going to find a solution and this really lays the groundwork for a civil discourse on a very heated topic,…
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
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.
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.
Neva Rae Fox of The Office of Public Affairs of The Episcopal Church
Today’s readings are reminders of how we bring conflict, division, jealousy, and sin into nearly everything we touch.