An­gli­can Church no longer Chris­tian

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Angli­cans bat­tered but on the side of right (July 16)

Con­trary to the ed­i­to­rial, the An­gli­can Church has ceased to be a Chris­tian church. It is one thing to for­give sin; it is quite another to en­dorse it. To en­dorse sin, the An­gli­can Church must aban­don nat­u­ral law, since it is through nat­u­ral law that moral judg­ments are made.

The talk about the An­gli­can Church “be­ing on the side of right” is ab­surd. The moral anal­y­sis that leads to such a con­clu­sion is a dis­guised form of “might makes right.” There is no moral or meta­phys­i­cal jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for such a thing as “same-sex” mar­riage, and to say that there is, is to say there is noth­ing right or wrong, in­clud­ing the con­dem­na­tion of it.

The moral anal­y­sis of truly Chris­tian churches is found in nat­u­ral law, and nat­u­ral law finds the pur­pose of mar­riage to be pro­cre­ation (hold your ob­jec­tions un­til you have re­searched this as­pect of nat­u­ral law).

Ob­vi­ously, a ho­mo­sex­ual union can­not in any cir­cum­stances re­sult in pro­cre­ation, and hence must be re­jected a pri­ori as meta­phys­i­cally le­git­i­mate. A mar­riage is be­tween a man and a wo­man be­cause that is what a mar­riage sim­ply is.

In en­dors­ing same-sex mar­riage, the An­gli­can Church has aban­doned the ba­sis to morally con­demn any­one or any­thing, for any rea­son. Vin­cent J. Curtis, Hamil­ton

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