Grappling with same sex marriage

Holding handsHuman sexuality is a complex and fragile thing – far greyer than black or white. It is best tended to by gentle, wise, and humble hands. Peter Day, Canberra priest, takes a closer look at the arguments and questions they raise.

There hasn’t been much gentleness or wisdom surrounding the same sex marriage debate.

Like most issues of public importance, we tend to be led to the voices of fear that inhabit the extremes, and both extremes certainly have fiery preachers who are skilled at trotting-out the emotive and incendiary; all taken-up with alacrity by a mass media and consumer market that revels in confrontation: confrontation that is too often devoid of intellectual rigour, dispassionate reasoning, and wisdom.

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