Providence College invites proponent of same-sex marriage to debate
Catholic World News - September 27, 2013
Days after rescinding a speaking invitation to an advocate of same-sex marriage, the provost of Providence College announced that the speaker will come to the Dominican college in the spring to engage in a debate with a leading defender of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
John Corvino, the same-sex marriage proponent, will debate Sherif Gergis, coauthor (with Robert George and Ryan Anderson) of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense.
“The Administration’s decision to cancel the event had nothing to do with Dr. Corvino,” the provost said in a statement. “We were concerned, rather, that the event had strayed from what had originally been proposed – a presentation of philosophical and legal arguments in support of same-sex marriage by Dr. Corvino opposite a presentation of opposing arguments by a similar person of national repute.”
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