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Moral absolutes express love
August 22nd, 2016
By Theodore Kirk

In a letter Aug. 11 (“Sexuality and grace”) a writer stated that Robert George is wrong about ancient heresy as cause to accept marriage redefinition, abortion, and transgender bathrooms.

The letter writer comments that he doesn’t think opponents of marriage redefinition are “nuts,” he thinks they are in willful denial or ignorance.

Does the letter writer understand that he is writing to a religious newspaper? That Catholic belief is that theirs is a God that created human beings as male and female? That there is sin? That we are redeemed by Jesus in his sacrifice? That Jesus established a church which he gave authority to preserve the deposit of faith?

If what the letter writer speaks of is a natural condition. Then what logically follows is that adultery, fornication, and any kind of sexual behavior is a natural condition.

What the letter writer expresses is moral relativism. Contrary to moral relativism, moral absolutes express love.

Theodore Kirk
San Francisco

From August 25, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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