The Insights eNewsletter
We Need Cultural Change
First appeared on 06/28/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.
Following the U. S. Supreme Court decisions this week in two cases involving gay marriage, Phil Lawler and I agreed that however important or unimportant we rated the rulings, the larger cultural battle on homosexuality has already been lost throughout the West.
For this reason, it seems rather foolish to expect contrary results from political entities, including courts. If you do not yet know the nature of these cases and their decisions, you'll find them summarized by our Catholic World News service: US high court decisions offer twin victories for same-sex marriage.
My take on the significance of these cases—and clearly there can be other legitimate opinions on the question of significance—is here: The Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: A Quandary of Confusion.
Just as clearly, President Obama wishes to push the envelope on homosexuality as much as he can. In a situation in which it can only offend many, the United States has appointed a gay ambassador to the Dominican Republic: Dominican cardinal decries US appointment of openly gay ambassador.... [more content for subscribers]