Comments: Bishops contribute to debate on Waddington

My Lord bishop should get out a little more:
ethnicity "absolute and fixed"? Only, to borow his phrase, in some cases.


Posted by Dion at Sunday, 12 July 2009 at 8:47am BST

The Concept of "Sexual Orientation" as Identity, problematic as it may be, was first introduced in his 1966 "Grammatical Analysis to the New Testament" by Pater Zerwick O.P. who rendered malakós as soft, effeminate; catamite, homosexual and arseno-koítäs (ársen male + koítäs) sodomite, homosexual.

No more, no less.

Posted by Göran Koch-Swahne at Sunday, 12 July 2009 at 5:58pm BST

Sorry to disagree with you, Dion, but I really think it would be a bad idea for bishops to get out more. It's when they get out and start talking that the trouble starts. We should keep them locked in the attic like the first Mrs Rochester, with whom they have more than a little in common.

Posted by toby forward at Sunday, 12 July 2009 at 6:13pm BST
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