No wonder the jails are overcrowded; no wonder we have of late become alarmed about the rate of crime. The Judeo-Christian condemnation of homosexual practice and it is homosexual intercourse that is condemned in Scripture, not homosexual orientation belongs to an understanding of humanity that is specific to the biblical revelation. As a Catholic who attempts to be faithful to the Church, and as an historical theologian-in-training, I frequently nod in agreement as I read. Having an entire row in a packed cinema to yourselves, simply by sharing a quick peck as people are choosing their seats. Allow me to wax personal for a moment. Health Benefits Pro There is research that suggests that married individuals lead longer, healthier, and happier lives. Con Some argue that if we allow same-sex couples their right to marry, this will open the door for other types of relationships that exist outside of the norm to get married as well. But their commitment to rights should not be confused with belief in or knowledge of rights. Democracy is the best system known to man for removing bad rulers from power, but it is only a very crude tool for discriminating among challengers. His argument that postmodern deconstructions of modernity allow Christians to resume the long-interrupted search for understanding is compelling. Just like straight sex is a pro for opposite-sex relationships, sex is a pro for same-sex relationships, even if the experience is different. Devine Providence College Providence, RI George Weigel leaves me wondering about the paradox of a democracy so swollen that it now lays claim to the social and generative process itself. But if I had been a member of the colloquium, I would have dissented on your dismissing the analogy of the original gay rights agenda, confined to legislation ending discrimination in employment and housing, with the civil rights movement of the sixties. Please cancel my new subscription immediately and send my refunded payment to your local Salvation Army corps.