Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mormons more "Catholic" than us?

Matthew, J. Franck, "Rites and Rights, in Two Churches" (First Things, November 9, 2015)

[Hat tip to JM]




The lesson to learn here is that gestures towards "dialogue" on doctrinal stands are simply precursors pointing to compromise or change, not development. The Mormons declare a very consistent policy after trying to compromise where they felt they could, and a gay dissenter on a blog finally comments thusly:

"When I heard Elder Christofferson say that same sex marriage is such a grievous sin, it was hard to take anything he said seriously after that. Because I just don’t understand how that works. I can’t accept that loving another person enough to commit to them in a healthy, meaningful way is ever a sin. I thought we were past this. Instead, we’re doubling down...."

"I thought we were past all that"! The only dialogue sought is one that is a gradual approval of the other side. If we do not approve of someone, we are a hater.