Why Paul J. Griffiths Is Wrong About Homosexual Acts

Here is Catholic theologian Paul J. Griffiths, a professor at Duke University, reviewing gay author Richard Rodriguez’s Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography in the conservative First Things, of all places, and making the case for the goodness of same-sex love along the way: “I don’t agree with every position taken in Darling, or with every argument offered…On homosexuality and homosexual acts…I think Rodriguez much closer to being right than not. Insofar as such acts are motivated by and evoke love, they are good and to be loved; insofar as they do not, not….

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Apr, 9 2014

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Apr, 4 2014

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Apr, 2 2014

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Apr, 14 2014

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Apr, 11 2014

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Apr, 7 2014

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Apr, 15 2014

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