[percy-l] homosexuality, redux

Bryon McLaughlin BMclaughlin at nazarene.org
Mon Sep 29 16:21:13 EDT 2003



I guess you don't truck with the "priesthood of all believers"-a
Protestant tenant, when it comes to interpreting Scripture.  


Bryon McLaughlin


-----Original Message-----
From: Parlin, Steven [mailto:PARLINS at culver.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 12:14 PM
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Subject: RE: [percy-l] homosexuality, redux




Thanks for the reference. If I have time I'll see about getting around
to reading it. It's always a good idea to know what's being said on such
matters. But, really, this text and texts like it are of very little
consequence when viewed against the backdrop of the authoritative
Tradition of the Church, which is and always has been unambiguously
clear about the immorality of homosexual acts. 


Who cares what anyone else is saying about the scriptures? What
authority do they have? None. Theologian or not, in the end, they have
no credibility apart from the teaching body of the Church. Morover, on
it's own, the Bible has absolutely no authoritative credibility apart
from this authoritative tradition. On its own, it's a useless text. No,
worse. On it's own its a dangerous text, and anyone can use it to
forward just about any kind of hogwash they want. Form the back cover
commentary: "The Bible has been used to justify slavery, inquisitions,
apartheid, and the subjugation of women"  


Now, one can certainly argue that the teaching body of the Church is
full of crap and not divinely guided (even a lot of priests make this
argument), but that won't nullify her God-given role as the only
credible authority on scriptural matters. Whether one agrees with the
Catholic Church or not, she is the only the authority on scripture. 






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	From: Karey L. Perkins [mailto:karey at charter.net]
	Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2003 9:42 PM
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	Subject: Re: [percy-l] homosexuality, redux

	Here's the same book, but with some reader comments at this





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	From: Karey L. Perkins <mailto:karey at charter.net>  

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	Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2003 10:39 PM

	Subject: [percy-l] homosexuality, redux


	For those still interested, in spite of (or because of) our
inconclusive and unresolved conversations on the topic, here's a book
considered one of the definitive works on the subject -- by Daniel
Helminiak, a Roman Catholic priest who teaches at West Georgia College


	"What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality" --




	Amazon link to the book also lets you read part of introduction
("look inside") and shows comments on the book at end.




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