All to often, the gay marriage debate is oversimplified and both pro- and contra- positions are misrepresented. So, I was very happy to see this article by Marc Barnes:
4 Ways the Gay Marriage Debate Has Been Rigged
The article isn’t perfect, nor totally comprehensive in its presentation of the pro’s and con’s, but in a lot of ways Marc seems to get the basic problem right.
Part of the problem, as he points out, is the reduction of people to abstractions, by using labels and stereotypes. He has another article specifically on the stereotyping of men who have same-sex attractions. It is worth reading too!
Our Godawful Objectification of Men with Same-Sex Attraction
Fr. Matthew, thank for posting this. Two of my brothers are in same-sex marriages which have been legal here in Canada for many years. Since I don’t agree with their lifestyle, I am accused of hating them. The accusation is not just from my brothers, but from my other siblings as well. As a result, none of them talk to me. I get so tired of the “hate” label. All I can do at this point is keep praying and offering up for them all.