The Gay Embrace

Mainliners Stymied on the Matter of Homosexuality

by James M. Kushiner

Homosexuality: It’s the issue mainliners want to talk about and not talk about, depending on who does the talking and their agenda.

It’s old news that “gay” activists in the mainline churches have pressed their agenda and clamored for dialogue about ordinations and blessing homosexual “unions.” Having earlier secured access to baptism and Holy Communion for practicing homosexuals (largely because few churches have upheld traditional restrictions), the gay lobby long ago moved on to the sacraments of ordination and marriage. (But don’t expect them to embrace more sacraments: They won’t anytime soon . . .

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