Posts tagged "gay marriage"
In the News - Heathens, Hymns, and Holy Men

In the News – Heathens, Hymns, and Holy Men

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In The News: #LoveWins, #TakeItDown, #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches

In The News: #LoveWins, #TakeItDown, #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Racism, Ramadan, Romanian Witches and more!

In the News: Racism, Ramadan, Romanian Witches and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Mad Men, Mormons, Monks, and more!

In the News: Mad Men, Mormons, Monks, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Lindsey Graham, Garland, TX, God's Plaintiff, and more!

In the News: Lindsey Graham, Garland, TX, God’s Plaintiff, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Pamela Gellar, Prophesy, PEN, and more!

In the News: Pamela Gellar, Prophesy, PEN, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Passover, Prison, Pop Music , and more!

In the News: Passover, Prison, Pop Music , and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods, and more!

In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods, and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

“But Marriage is No Sacrament.”

From Gary Wills' new article at New York Review of Books:
The early church had no specific rite for marriage. This was left up to the secular authorities of the Roman Empire, since marriage is a legal concern for the legitimacy of heirs. When the Empire became Christian under Constantine, Christian emperors continued the imperial...

Preaching Out of the Closet

Amy Levin: It’s barely been a day and President Barack Obama’s personal endorsement (belief? affirmation? slow and agonizing compromise?) of same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC’s Robin Robert’s has spread like wildfire across the news, blog, and twitter spheres. Obama’s comments came just a day after North Carolina passed a ban...

A Germ of Believability

Abby Ohlheiser: So, did you hear that, following New York's lead, The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) now recognizes and embraces same-sex marriage? It's on the internet, so it must be true. Or not.

#gaymarriageNY

Kathryn Montalbano: After a 3-hour debate today in the New York State Assembly, the future of gay marriage in New York--and ultimately, the nation--remains unsolved and undistinguished from concurrent deliberation, including a property tax cap and New York City rent control. Meanwhile, rallies in Albany--for and against gay marriage--have highlighted the preeminence of the issue...