[percy-l] gay marriage

Parlin, Steven PARLINS at culver.org
Tue Aug 19 22:23:42 EDT 2003

Alexander Pope was an insightful man... I think this is apropos to parts of
our discussion. 

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then

Robert, while this is not a "screeds" free citation (I'm not quite sure if
that is even possible) it is among the most clearly stated intellectual
positions regarding this matter of homosexuality (which in the end really
isn't an issue of its own, but is the banner for a much larger cultural
shift regarding family, marriage, and sexuality), that I have read.  

In fact, for anyone really interested in understanding the Church's
concerns, I think this is probably one of the finer "lay" documents




-----Original Message-----
From: Robert_Pauley at oxy.com [mailto:Robert_Pauley at oxy.com]
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 8:46 PM
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Can anyone refer me to a well-reasoned and well-referenced
intellectual/moral argument in opposition to gay marriage and, perhaps, to
homosexuality in general. No screeds or strictly religious arguments,
please. Many thanks. RP

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[mailto:percy-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of RHONDA MCDONNELL
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 6:38 PM
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Hi Karey:
You might be interested in Harold Bloom's contention that the Hebrew
pronouns which refer to God in the original Old Testament are genderless.
Since I don't read Hebrew, I can't check this, but I do know that Milton
also agrees with you.  Not bad company to be in.  And we may as well throw
in Plato's SYMPOSIUM as another argument that precedes yours.
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From: Karey L. Perkins <mailto:karey at charter.net>  
To: Percy-L: Literary and  <mailto:percy-l at lists.ibiblio.org> Philosophical
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: [percy-l] gay marriage

I think our spirits/souls ultimately transcend gender -- God has no genitals
(although we traditionally and misleadingly refer to "Him" as a "He," gender
is by definition a physical trait and God is not physical - only Jesus).  

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