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theology from below

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 07, 2005

Remember Chuck Colbert, the erstwhile NCR contributor who planted himself in a Boston-area Mass in order to stage a little gay shock theater? A fellow commentator reports that he has tied one knot and severed a more important one:

A friend, Chuck Colbert, has given me his thesis to read. Written as part of his requirements for a graduate degree in theology, his paper argues the case for the Catholic Church to recognize same-sex marriage, both civilly and sacramentally.

Chuck himself entered into such a marriage last fall in a civil ceremony at our city hall. Later in the year, he and his partner celebrated their union in a religious ceremony presided over by a Jewish woman rabbi, an appropriate ritual because Chuck had recently converted from the Catholic faith to Judaism.

Can't help but think that there's a problem here somewhere.

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  • Posted by: Eleazar - Aug. 08, 2005 9:30 AM ET USA

    If anyone can direct me to an electronic copy of Colbert's thesis, I would greatly appreciate it. Refutation of his thesis would, I expect, be an interesting intellectual exercise.

  • Posted by: Fiducia - Aug. 07, 2005 8:08 PM ET USA

    This article was not just in the Somerville Times, but in a string of suburban weekly newspapers across the Boston area. The tone is typical of the attitude in the area press. However, it is new to weekly suburban rags which generally focus on gardening shows and local high school sports. It is indicative of how wide and deep the bigotry against the Church is and how acceptance of gay "marriage" is considered a civic obligation.

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