Day: August 23, 2012

The Bishop of Buckingham is @Out4Marriage

“We don’t believe God is an angry old man out to get us. Let’s stop behaving as though we did. Recognising gay people are equal means they won’t dilute or spoil marriage but potentially enrich it.” – Bishop Alan Wilson

Akin & Augustine: Scholars muse about early church views on rape

What does Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) have in common with St. Augustine? More than you might think. Scholars Thomas Laqueur and Virginia Burrus chatted via e-mail with Sarah Morice-Brubaker of Religion Dispatches about what Augustine and other leaders of the early church had to say about rape. Laqueur notes that when he first heard Akin’s …

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