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Science and the Ecclesiastical Homosexuality Debates

Contemporary American ecclesiastical debates about the moral status of homosexual acts and orientation have focused primarily on two matters: the blessing or sanctioning of homosexual relationships or the performing of marriages of same gender individuals, and the ordination of noncelibate homosexual persons. Casual citation of scientific research on homosexuality is common in the context of these debates, especially in the study and support documents of the mainline Christian denominations. After the stem "Science says. . .," sweeping generalizations often are made, after which follow ethical conclusions which are loosely tied to the putative scientific evidences cited. Read More