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Douthat on homosexuality: not my views, but God's plan matters

Catholic World News - April 23, 2012

As part of a running exchange with William Saletan on religion and sexuality, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat—whose new book Bad Religion triggered the exchange—offers a simple and honest explanation of his stand on homosexuality:

Like many Christians—younger Christians, especially—I have strong personal reasons for wanting to remove any hint of condemnation from my faith’s view of gay sex. But I also want to be faithful to a tradition that I genuinely believe represents a divine incursion into the human plane, and a revelation of God’s intentions for mankind.

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  • Posted by: frjpharrington3912 - Apr. 24, 2012 12:21 AM ET USA

    The breakdown of the principles fundamental to our country's Judaeo-Christian ethos and the rise in its place of secular tolerance expressed in the "virtue" of choice have become sacrosanct and help to explain why the homosexual movement has made such "swift and sweeping progress" in this country. Thus, it is the democratic principle of tolerance, now divorced from the natural moral law which explains the progress of the homosexual "agenda" and not any virtue intrinsic to homosexuality.

  • Posted by: kmbold - Apr. 23, 2012 9:27 PM ET USA

    It seems that he is experiencing a conundrum. Hope it is resolved with Truth.

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