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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I'll let you make your own decisions about...

I'll let you make your own decisions about this one commenter:


  1. I didn’t see that the focus of the NALT project was to “distance themselves from others who oppose gay marriage,” as Sarah Pulliam Bailey says here. It seems to have a much wider focus. John Shore and other co-founders of the project do address the topic of gay marriage here: where they are explaining the project.
    As definitions are so important, the project’s site is not clear as to the definition of the term, homosexuality – whether that refers to homosexual sexual behavior, homosexual sexual identity, or sexual orientation. This ties in with what RNS Blogger, Brian Pellot, was exploring in his interview with Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt where they discussed the importance of seeing how an individual’s definition of certain key terms is often determined by a political agenda. Thus the term, anti-LGBT, also needs to be carefully defined if we are to correctly understand its usage in this project. Similarly for the usage of the term, true selves.
    • Sarah Pulliam Bailey

      Sarah Pulliam Bailey

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      Thanks, Mike. I kept going in the second paragraph (and beyond) to explain further what they’re about. But I did find the fact that they want to distance themselves from people like Tony Perkins, Maggie Gallagher, etc. to be noteworthy.
  2. The term, Christian, is also a fluid term in our society, as it has been historically as well. So, I’m exploring further how the term is used in the context of the NALT Christian Project. Co-founder of the project, Evan Hurst, says that he considers himself in many ways to be culturally Protestant today. He says that Dan Savage says that he is a cultural Catholic today. I don’t know if Wayne Besen has said if he is a Christian. Of the co-founders of the project, John Shore directly says that he is a Christian today. John is married to his wife, Catherine. Evan works with Wayne at TWO. Dan is married to his husband, Terry.
  3. Why does the author turn to FRC for the requisite anti-gay pull quote? I know she agrees with them that gays are unnatural, sinful, perverted, will burn in hell, etc. She just does it with a pretty smile.
    What has become of RNS? This isnt objective journalism – its evangelical propaganda…,.
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