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Comments on: Things Heard: edition 15v2 https://stonescryout.org/?p=281 If they keep silent... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:44:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Gentle Wisdom » I do NOT applaud divorce and remarriage https://stonescryout.org/?p=281&cpage=1#comment-2727 Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:44:42 +0000 http://stonescryout.org/?p=281#comment-2727 […] Olson linked to one of my posts on his Stones Cry Out blog, post dated Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 8:30 am: Homosexual practice and divorce compared. […]

By: Mark O. https://stonescryout.org/?p=281&cpage=1#comment-1055 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:46:48 +0000 http://stonescryout.org/?p=281#comment-1055 Dan,
I’m not sure whether your comparing apples to apples, i.e., is it really comparing evangelical and non-evangelical of the same economic and ethnic backgrounds.

In my (conservative) church tradition of Eastern Orthodoxy … second marriages are a penitential rite. Further remarriages are even more questionable (to be honest whether it’s even allowed depends on the diocese I think).

My point was that if one wants to compare homosexuality to divorce … I’d wonder why, divorce is bad and sinful, accepted or not. Right?

By: Peter Kirk https://stonescryout.org/?p=281&cpage=1#comment-1054 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:37:27 +0000 http://stonescryout.org/?p=281#comment-1054 But I did confront that problem. I thought I had made it very clear that I did not consider this contention “by any means good or to be applauded”. Surely my intention was clear enough from my words “to meet their congregations’ expectations”. But, if not, I explicitly proposed “a less permissive attitude to remarriage”, and commended the Church of England position that “remarriage requires a bishop’s special permission”.

By: Dan Trabue https://stonescryout.org/?p=281&cpage=1#comment-1051 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:52:21 +0000 http://stonescryout.org/?p=281#comment-1051 Regarding divorce and the religious right, Ronald Sider has a book out that discusses these trends. It’s discussed at this site.

The intro to the book reads:

Drawing upon scientific polling from groups like Gallup and Barna, Sider takes the measure of American evangelicals on five data points: divorce, care for the poor, sexual infidelity, racism, and physical abuse in marriage. He is appalled.

People who claim to be born again divorce at a slightly higher rate than the general population. Evangelicals give a meager 4% from their income. The most likely people to object to neighbors of a different race are white evangelicals. Sexual promiscuity among evangelical kids is rampant. Is it any wonder that “a mere 22% of people have a positive view of evangelicals”?

Interesting stuff.