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Mormon and gay: church says you can be both, but activists say it isn't enough
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There are few topics in the Bible which have received more close textual analysis from scholars and theologians in recent years than what the ancient writers had to say about homosexuality. Book follows book and pamphlet pamphlet. What is striking is that few writers seem to depart from their pre-existing positions or modify their views in the light of what others have written: if you believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God, the lodestar of Christian belief, you find what it says about homosexuality crystal clear and unarguable. If you believe that the ancient texts must be interpreted and placed in their historic context and their language subjected to close analysis, you may well find the references are terribly ambiguous, nuanced - or even irrelevant to the current debate altogether. For the dispute in Christian circles about homosexuality is about much more than what the Bible says - that is the pretext for the argument, a convenient excuse for the expression of other arguments that might otherwise appear simply homophobic.
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Maureen asks: My dilemma is that I have been dating this guy for close to eight months. He says he really wants to get to know me better but sometimes his actions tell me different. When we are waiting for our dinner at a restaurant he transports himself somewhere else like if he is hypnotized I feel ignored. He tends to get easily irritated and something that is starting to annoy me is that sometimes he stutters which makes it hard to communicate but this is only sometimes, its kind of weird. He is hardly affectionate and hardly hugs me or holds my hand.
In his first audience with journalists, three days later, he hinted at his agenda : "Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor. When he has spoken about homosexuality, he has tended to take a pastoral approach, calling on the church to love and care for all. Yet there is also plenty of evidence that Pope Francis stands firmly on church teachings on the traditional family and opposing same-sex marriage.