From the April, 2007 issue of Touchstone
Emancipation Bible by Robert P. George

Emancipation Bible

Robert P. George on the Pro-Choice Arguments for Slavery & Sodomy

In a posting on a law professor’s weblog, a scholar who argues for the revision of Catholic teaching to accept homosexual conduct in “loving, committed relationships” claimed to be struck by similarities in the use of Scripture between the contemporary debate over homosexuality and the nineteenth-century debate over slavery.

What he, and others who offer the same argument, have in mind, it seems, is that both Christian defenders of slavery in the nineteenth century and Christian critics of sodomy today use biblical passages in a literalist manner as “proof texts” for their views, and that the argume . . .


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