Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Religion & Homosexuality

Something's up with the Anglicans in Brazil. Developing.

The Hate Amendment seems to be DOA for the moment, despite the best efforts of some Moral Majority types to cash in their political chits after W.'s win this fall. There are still flashpoints however, with the California Domestic Partners Act set to go into effect January 1st, and the Catholic Church in Spain contesting plans to legalize same-sex marriage in that country.

Beth Stroud is appealing her defrocking. It's brilliant strategy for two reasons: first, her grounds for appeal will (with any luck) force the United Methodist Church to put its practices up against its stated ideals. Second, the movie focussing on Stroud's congregation premieres tomorrow night. Timing the release of her decision gaurantees good coverage.


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