I won’t pretend I’m not “speaking out”

Frederica Mathewes-Green, an estimable person, has just finished an apophatic if not oxymoronic 3-part series on why she’s not “speaking out” on same-sex marriage (part 1, part 2, part 3):

1, I haven’t spoken out against gay marriage because I don’t see it damaging marriage any more than straight people have already done.

2, my spiritual tradition has found by experience, over millennia, that sex apart from hetero marriage damages one’s spiritual health. (Actually, a lot of world religions have observed the same.) This is just one part of a much larger process of spiritual therapy, and I don’t expect it to make sense to those outside the faith. It’s certainly not the thing I’d first want to talk about with nonbelievers. Jesus comes first. So, as far as this issue goes, I just want to live and let live.

(Part 3)

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