Friday, October 26, 2012

Get the State Out of the Bedroom!

    It is time for the Christian Churches and other faith communities to disengage from civil society. The Churches should cease requiring civil marriage licenses for Church weddings. This would emphatically communicate that the State has no authority concerning marriage with the Churches. Marriage would be clearly seen as an ecclesial reality, not a civil one. There would clearly exist two kinds of “marriage”, civil and religious, and never the twain shall meet.
Such are the state of affairs that Daniel Nichols, quoted above, is sounding like a libertarian, and rightly so — Gay “Marriage”: A Modest Proposal.

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Blogger Steve Hayes said...

I believe that, as a result of the incarnation, the church is part of civil society; I nevertheless belive that The State should get out of the marriage business | Notes from underground

October 27, 2012 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

YOu are indeed correct that "as a result of the incarnation, the church is part of civil society." Well said.

October 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

From the article : "Surely it is better for both the individuals involved and for the common good for same-sex couples to live in some sort of recognized, faithful and loving relationship than for them to live their lives in secrecy, furtively pursuing promiscuous encounters."

I thought the same when reading the article, he does sound like a modern american libertarian.

October 27, 2012 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

That particular quote is liberal, not libertarian.

October 28, 2012 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

Joshua writes : "That particular quote is liberal"

True, it is modern american liberal. Nor truth be told did I even consider the libertarian aspect of it, I simply quoted it because it's so outrageously unCatholic.

But now that I look at it, it's also modern american libertarian because it's basically advocating, (sans morality and the natural law), a social compact between consenting adults as a common social good.

October 28, 2012 at 3:14 AM  

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