Syndicated columnist Frank Bruni skips over the real question when he charges the church for “punishing a same-sex couple for formalizing a relationship that was already obvious, as these men’s partnership was [“When ‘I do’ means you’re done in the Catholic Church,” Opinion, Sept. 24]. Are all interpersonal relationships really “marriages” simply awaiting…More
Category: Gay marriage
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black [“When ‘I do’ means you’re done in the Catholic Church,” Opinion, Sept. 24]. The Roman Catholic Church has a lot to answer for going back throughout history and in recent times. For 30 years, two men lived together and shared their lives together. No one raised…More
Shame on World Vision for selling its soul to the hypocritical Christian bigots with money [“World Vision’s reversal on marriage policy for gay workers is start of a conversation,” Opinion Northwest, March 28]. I have always looked upon it positively until now. The golden rule should have remained in place treating married gay couples…More
Apparently, prayer can lead you astray. In reversing its decision to allow the hiring of people in same sex marriages, World Vision’s board dropped a decision that they had discussed and “prayed upon for years,” instead concluding they must “stand by our belief and view of traditional marriage.” [“World Vision retracts decision to…More
I was struck by the mischaracterization of Catholic doctrine by Eastside Catholic’s legal team in its attempt to defend the firing of Mark Zmuda [“Court battle next in ouster of Eastside Catholic educator,” Local News, March 6]. It stated “to employ a person married to someone of the same sex [is] a violation of…More
It is refreshing to see that as a society we are moving beyond our obsession with social issues. And it’s even more refreshing moving in the direction of acceptance and respect for the fact that people do not fit in one limited category, and that they are as diverse as the natural environment that surrounds…More
I just read The Seattle Times article “Church doctrine, gay marriage colliding in Catholic workplaces” [Local News, Jan. 14]. I was a principal in the Catholic schools in Western Washington for 12 years and superintendent of the Catholic schools from 1989 to 1994. Therefore, I know the workings of the system. Even though…More
Zmuda’s firing is a travesty on the teachings of Christ
I am writing to express my support for reinstating Mark Zmuda as vice principal at Eastside Catholic High School [“Reinstate Mark Zmuda at Eastside Catholic High School, Opinion, Jan. 3”].
Many churches have lost their vision and understanding of Missio Dei (God’s Mission).
It appears that the cultural leaders promoting the propaganda myth about the majority of Americans endorsing gay marriage have been dealt a setback from the “Duck Dynasty” controversy [“Reality has it risks,” Opinion, Dec. 26].
Proponents of the myth have used it to foster a sense of cultural superiority to oppress anyone who dares to take a different view. I’ve repeatedly exposed the myth as both false and intentionally manipulative.
The majority of emails and letters we received over the weekend concerned the dismissal of gay vice principal Mark Zmuda. Here are 3 reader submissions:
The real outrage at Eastside Catholic High School is not the firing of the vice principal, it is the lack of moral formation shown in the rallies [“Thanks to the Students of Eastside Catholic,” Opinion, Dec. 20, 2013].
This is a common problem. That is why the pope called for a new evangelism. The Ten Commandments are binding on all people. Christians are not to be conformed to the world. The idea that the church needs to change to conform to the world violates scripture.