Friday, January 16, 2009

Newsweek, Gay Marriage and the Bible

Lisa Miller wrote an article for the Dec 15, 2008 Newsweek issue on gay marriage and the Bible. Her article was short but has sparked sharp criticism from both Darrell Bock and Robert A. J. Gagnon . Gagnon is the author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice . Of the two responses Gagnon goes into more detail at several critical points. Bock's has the advantage of the responses from readers on his blog. The discussion is civil but Bock dosen't pull any punches. Both complain that Miller does not take into consideration any competant conservative voices who have addressed the issue. I agree. Miller's article is sarcastic, shallow and, at the end of the day, does nothing to advance the discussion. Those interested in the issue would do well to read both sides before thinking Miller has settled the debate.

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