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Homosexual Publication Reveals Pro-homosexuality UM's Strategy To Undermine Church Doctrine

From: Steven Zinser [xzins@earthlink.net]
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 11:17 AM
To: um list
Subject: From the homosexual publication, The Overhauling of Straight America: From the homosexual publication, The Overhauling of Straight America:

"...While public opinion is one primary source of mainstream values, religious authority is the other. When conservative churches condemn gays, there are only two things we can do to confound the homophobia of true believers. First, we can use talk to muddy the moral waters. This means publicizing support for gays by more moderate churches, raising theological objections of our own about conservative interpretations of biblical teachings, and exposing hatred and inconsistency. Second, we can undermine the moral authority of homophobic churches by portraying them as antiquated backwaters, badly out of step with the times and with the latest findings of psychology. Against the mighty pull of institutional Religion one must set the mightier draw of Science and Public Opinion (the shield and word of that accursed “secular humanism”). Such an unholy alliance has worked well against churches before, on such topics as divorce and abortion. With enough open talk about the prevalence and acceptability of homosexuality, that alliance can work again here.


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