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May 6th, 2005
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On Card and Homosexuality

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From:matt_arnold
Date:May 6th, 2005 06:26 am (UTC)
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Brendan, have you read the two essays?
Here is the essay he posted to a Mormon website.
http://www.nauvoo.com/library/card-hypocrites.html
Then there is the one written from a more secular perspective.
http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2004-02-15-1.html
In this editorial, our ability to live fulfilled lives is not crushed beneath the heel of divine authority, but beneath the heel of a supposed moral obligation to be parents.

The most interesting thing about this second essay is that he comes right out and admits that marriage is preferential treatment granted by the government to relationships that it approves of.
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From:bjorng
Date:May 6th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
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He had me in the first piece, until he started talking about "the polity". I think that, if the laws are changing, then "the polity" must be behind said changes. The rest of his argument on that front is progressively weaker.

The second article lost me right away. Maybe it's just the "for the children" thing. In any case, I couldn't get behind it. If we want to do something "for the children", maybe we should first work on all the shitty role models in two-parent families already out there, rather than worrying about the tiny percentage of LGBT parents, who (if they're ambitious enough to raise kids) will probably provide better role models to their kids, regardless of their "non-traditional" family unit.
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