Notably in Troy Perrythe church's founder, filed the first lawsuit in the U. The Roman Catholic Church argues from a theological perspective against recognizing same-sex unions. Retrieved 8 March Most Americans say homosexuality is 'against God's will ' ". His review of the literature on gay Christians suggests that these organizations not only represent the interests of Christians who attend their churches, but like gay-friendly and gay-affirming churches also give these members useful responses to homophobic and heterosexist rhetoric. Gay Christian writer and actor Peterson Toscano argues that organizations promoting orientation change are a "ruse.
Aitken explains that by applying the Four Noble Abodes loving kindness, compassion, joy in the attainment of others, and equanimity to the issue of same-sex marriage, he finds compassion for and with the gay or lesbian couple who wish to confirm their love in a legal marriage.
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