Alf McCreary: Little civility in the US on gay marriage debate

During the demonstration in Boston, I spoke to an opponent of ‘gay marriage’ who told me that he despaired of having his point of view heard because the opposition from the homosexual community was so well-organised.

Certainly, that particular Boston lobby, including many people from a wide variety of churches, was skilled in changing the minds of a small number of politicians whose vote swung the verdict in favour of ‘gay marriage’.

In the same week that the Boston vote took place, I read in the New York Times that the American Episcopal Church was maintaining its determined stance on same-sex relationships and was arguing that the Anglican Primates had no right to impose their views on a member-church of the Anglican Communion.

The current, and apparently unstoppable, move towards schism within worldwide Anglicanism was triggered by the decision of the USA members to approve the appointment of the openly homosexual Bishop Gene Robinson, despite the pleas of the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams and other senior colleagues not to do so.

By going ahead in the way they did, the Americans showed once again a theological imperialism that is so repugnant.

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4 comments on “Alf McCreary: Little civility in the US on gay marriage debate

  1. Tikvah says:

    “that particular Boston lobby, … was skilled in changing the minds …”
    How skilled is the Church in changing minds? Should we not be skilled? It is imperative that we be skilled, to change the mind of the World itself, to present the good news of Christ Jesus raised from the dead! We are accountable, all of us.
    In His Shalom,

  2. Enda says:

    Athanasius was skilled to the tune of 17 years of exile. This is a long battle not determined yet even as the pieces are flying around in the air. Christianity will not be changed by GLBT.

  3. dwstroudmd+ says:

    Imperialism. That great political bugaboo decried by Episcopal leaders in regard to Iraq. Openly practiced by the Episcopal leaders on the Anglican Communion. IMPERIALISM.

  4. john scholasticus says:

    So the Episcopal leaders invaded Africa and the Global South generally with their homosexualist agenda. Glad to have that clarified. I didn’t understand it before. I thought ‘invaded’ meant ‘invaded’.