Hold it together.
Four hundred years ago, the church was riven by a controversy analogous in many ways to the current disagreement over the subject of homosexuality.
Galileo supported the Copernican Theory that, rather than the sun going around the Earth, the appearance of solar movement was caused by the rotation of the Earth. The church supported what seemed to be the obvious position that the Earth stood still and everything else in the firmament went around it. Galileo had to recant his position or risk being burnt at the stake.
Today, much of the religious establishment is holding to the position that homosexuality is abnormal, in spite of the fact that the scientific community is almost unanimously of the other opinion.
In time, it will be generally accepted that homosexuality is no more abnormal than left-handedness. Let's hope that the Anglican Communion can hold together until that knowledge has had time to penetrate.
R. S. McKegney
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|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Oct 1, 2003|
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