Readings for Rights, Wrongs & Rings

The following links are to the “assigned” reading materials.  They represent a range of views, and may help you think through the issues:

Tony Tucci, Homosexuality: The Biblical-Christian View, Bible.org https://bible.org/article/homosexuality-biblical-christian-view

Brief of Douglas Laycock, Thomas C. Berg, David Blankenhorn, Marie A Failinger and Edward McGlynn Gaffney, as Amici Curiae in Support of the Petitioners, Obergefell v. Hodges, Case Nos. 14-556, 14-562, 14-571, and 14-574 (March 6, 2015) http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=0CDAQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.supremecourt.gov%2FObergefellHodges%2FAmicusBriefs%2F14-556_Douglas_Laycock.pdf&ei=_TGIVfmOOMqPyAT1mJTgBg&usg=AFQjCNGia3K9_Nu8mTE6cM57Zh2UJf_ZwA&sig2=OffJXi_KvKcV-rR1Auu9nQ&bvm=bv.96339352,d.aWw  [This is a download.]

A View from the Courtroom, Same-Sex Marriage Edition, SCOTUSblog (April 28, 2015) http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/04/a-view-from-the-courtroom-same-sex-marriage-edition/

Amy Howe, No clear answers on same-sex marriage: In Plain English, SCOTUSblog (April 28, 2015) http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/04/no-clear-answers-on-same-sex-marriage-in-plain-english/

Robert P. George, Marriage and Equal Protection, The Witherspoon Institute: Public Discourse (May 1, 2015) http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/05/14941/

Abigail Rine, What is Marriage to Evangelical Millenials? First Things (May 14, 2015). http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2015/05/what-is-marriage-to-evangelical-millennials

Tony Campolo, For the Record, tonycampolo.org (June 8, 2015). http://tonycampolo.org/for-the-record-tony-campolo-releases-a-new-statement#.VXiqWEYjeVp

Matthew Parris, As a gay atheist, I want to see the church oppose same-sex marriage, The Spectator (May 27, 2015) http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2015/05/as-a-gay-atheist-i-want-to-see-the-church-oppose-same-sex-marriage/

Julie Rodgers, Can the Gay be a Good? https://julierodgers.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/can-the-gay-be-a-good/

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