Friday, April 03, 2015

Quote of the Day

In the end, the continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a decision. It’s a choice. It prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all that has been learned since — as if time had stood still, as if the advances of science and knowledge meant nothing.

It disregards the degree to which all writings reflect the biases and blind spots of their authors, cultures and eras.

It ignores the extent to which interpretation is subjective, debatable.

And it elevates unthinking obeisance above intelligent observance, above the evidence in front of you, because to look honestly at gay, lesbian and bisexual people is to see that we’re the same magnificent riddles as everyone else: no more or less flawed, no more or less dignified.

Most parents of gay children realize this. So do most children of gay parents. It’s a truth less ambiguous than any Scripture, less complicated than any creed.

– Frank Bruni
Excerpted from "Same-Sex Sinners?
– Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana
The New York Times
April 3, 2015

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Celebrating Our Sanctifying Truth
Daniel Helminiak on the Lesson of Jesus: "We Will Be True to God by Being True to Our Deepest and Best Selves"
The Challenge to Become Ourselves
The Gifts of Homosexuality
LGBT Catholics Celebrate Being "Wonderfully Made"
Voices of Parental Authority and Wisdom
Grandma Knows Best
Trusting God's Generous Invitation
Be Not Afraid, You Can Be Happy and Gay
The Triumph of Love: An Easter Reflection
Something to Think About – March 31, 2015

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