I’ve been wanting to write a blog post responding to the comments on my previous post from months ago (some of which have been removed by their authors), the blog post “responding” to my Sex, Faith, and Utter Confusion post, and additional blogs, here and here, that have been written recently from some of our critics. Honestly, so much has been said and so much needs to be said that I haven’t known where to begin.
I will point you to a thorough response by one of my colleagues to the Ir-Ratio Christi post linked above. And I will mention one factual error from the Hate Speech post linked above just for the sake of clarity. The author equivocates by equating “homosexuality” with “same-sex marriage.” In the Frank Turek video being critiqued, Dr. Turek says that homosexual relationships are already tolerated, and thus permitted. He then goes on to argue that changing the definition of marriage to include “same-sex marriage,” and therefore receiving government promotion for such relationships, would be harmful to us. Dr. Turek is not equating homosexual relationships with pedophilia in the sense of them being harmful. He is saying government endorsed “same-sex marriage” would be harmful, but that is different than homosexual relationships in general. Note: This has nothing to do with my agreeing or disagreeing with Dr. Turek’s arguments. I'm simply pointing out an error in the argument by the author of the post.
Suffice it to say that I think there is one thing on which even my critics and I can agree, love for one another is of utmost importance. And since we’ve just celebrated Valentine’s Day I thought I’d write a post focusing on what love has to do with this whole conversation of homosexual behavior, same-sex marriage, and what constitutes good sexual behavior in the first place.