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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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