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If Espeut could be rational

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 1:53 PM


It is obvious from Peter Espeut's article ('Time longer than rope', Gleaner, July 3, 2015), he isn't quite pleased with last week's US Supreme Court judgment. Surprise, surprise! Well, not really.

I expected Mr Espeut, a sociologist, to have posited more rational and cogent arguments. He states: "Maybe SCOTUS will soon make a ruling declaring it a breach of the US constitution that same-sex couples cannot have children." What nonsense! Having been unable to defeat the arguments with logic and reason, he builds straw men to be knocked down.

I'm heterosexual, and I believe it is the right of every person to be happy and seek to be happy regardless of creed, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. This is one of the primary purposes of any government. But I'm not quite surprised by his article, because it has never been the business of the Church to advance the welfare of marginalised people.