October 21, 2014

Fr. John Whiteford Responds to Dr. David Dunn: On Tradition

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Source: Fr. John Whiteford's News, Comments, & Reflections - Dr. David J. Dunn has begun a series of blog posts that continue issues related to our discussion about Same-Sex Marriage on Ancient Faith Radio. His first post is Ancient Faith Continued: Theology and Symphony. I will post his comments and then my response (emphases mine): Dr. David J. Dunn: I have met a lot of Orthodox … [Read more...]

Fr. John Whiteford Responds to Dr. David Dunn: The Hypocrisy of the Christian Left

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Source: Fr. John Whiteford's News, Comments, & Reflections In a Huffington Post article, David Dunn has pointed out what he sees as hypocrisy on the part of Christian conservatives: It is the view that Christians should vote their values, and this means we should legislate moral evils into oblivion. Thus if we believe life begins at conception, we should vote against abortion! If we believe … [Read more...]

Fr. John Whiteford Asks: What is the Mainstream Orthodox View on Homosexuality?

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Fr. John Whiteford comments on his blog News, Comments, & Reflections about an assertion made by Rebecca Matovic that professors, hierarchs, priests, and "many, many laypeople" agree with Dunn and his support of homosexual marriage. Matovic couches her views in the usual "I am loving but my opponents are bullies and dangerous" verbiage of the left, but Fr. John takes care of that in short order as … [Read more...]

Ancient Faith Live Tonight (Sunday June 17) at 8pm Eastern — Same-Sex Marriage

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Is Same-Sex Marriage a Church vs State issue? Does the Church have anything to say to the larger culture about marriage? No, argues David J. Dunn, the author of an opinion piece that ran in the Huffington Post several months ago (Civil Unions by Another Name: An Eastern Orthodox Defense of Gay Marriage). Dunn argues that traditional marriage (one man and one woman) is a moral construct invented by … [Read more...]