Thursday, February 05, 2004

Homosexuality May Be a Sin

Some Christians believe so, and I'll leave the theological debate to others. But, what is rather more clear is that adultery is one:

State Sen. Bill Stephens, sponsor of a proposed amendment to Georgia's constitution that would ban gay marriage, is in no position to defend the "sanctity of marriage," his former wife told Southern Voice this week.

The woman, who asked that her name not be published, said she and Stephens were married for 15 years and had two sons before the couple split in 1991, in part because she heard persistent allegations that he was having an extramarital affair.

In an interview on Jan. 30, Stephens acknowledged the divorce from his first wife but denied there were any allegations regarding extramarital affairs.

In fairness, he denies it, but nonetheless it seems an amendment banning adultery would be more theologically grounded, assuming we do want to take the whole theocracy-trumps-democracy view.