Posts tagged 'Edward Tingley':

Question 1 | Does a right to same-sex marriage mean the redefinition of marriage?

“From this day forward, there is no more gay marriage and straight marriage. In America, it’s just marriage now.” – A question about this.

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Where will you stand as the new ‘civil rights victory’ cleans up ‘injustice’?

Now that the same-sex marriage issue has been resolved with “a victory for America” there is only one question left to answer. Do you agree that those Christians (et al.) still defending the traditional definition of marriage should get the treatment of the losers in an historic win for civil rights. That is, the treatment of bigots – because that is what the Supreme Court has declared them to be: deniers of human rights. And how, actually, will you defend your position?

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How good is the CPSO’s solution?

The new policy of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, says the CPSO, “protects patient rights … while also respecting physicians’ right to freedom of conscience and religion.” Does this policy show an understanding of what conscience is, so that it could, in fact, respect it?

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R.R. Reno on “otherizing” others

A writer for the New York Times wrote about the habit of “otherizing” other people – “people of a different faith, race, nationality, or sexuality – and [turning] that other-ness into a threat.” R.R. Reno – soon to be Augustine College Weston Lecturer – shows what this really is

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Is it a duty to care or not?

If a human being might be killed by our actions, what obligation do we have? And how much of an obligation is it? And how firm should we be about it? – Let’s look at the basics. The answer Canadians give to this is one of the things that makes Canada a decent country.

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Do you smell smoke?

What does it tell us, that a number of things now happening in Canada would only a short time ago have seemed the idiosyncratic fantasies of people (we all know some) with hyperactive imaginations?

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A lack of love?

If one asks the question, “Have we, as Christians, demonstrated a lack of love for gay people?” what is the answer? It seems to me that there is only one answer a Christian could give.

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‘Sexualityism’ (or, the guy with low morals is now the government)

Why would the Obama administration alienate Christian Americans by requiring them to fund the provision of contraception, which people object to because it kills formed human beings? Why force this thing on the country? It seems it has a lot to do with sex.

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So-Called ‘Individual Rights of Conscience’

People writing against Conscience Rights in medicine, even in prestigious journals, have often not stepped back to consider what a right of conscience really is. Which is not surprising, given that they are often responding to Christians defending a loose idea of these rights — the first that came to their minds, when pressured to act against their conscience. If we get the picture straight this discussion will likely go better.

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“Radical progress” in love

What is sadder than what we are told about how human beings can make moral progress by ‘smart’ magazines like The Atlantic Monthly. What hope is more threadbare than the hope held out by these degree holders, “senior fellows,” and Pulitzer Prize finalists.

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