John Corvino debates Maggie Gallagher on same-sex marriage at the University of Notre Dame on October 25, 2012. Corvino and Gallagher are the co-authors of the book Debating Same-Sex Marriage.
My first full-length op-ed at the New York Times. Here’s an excerpt:
[When he says] “who am I to judge,” surely the pope is not relinquishing the church’s assertion of authority in matters of faith and morals. But he was adopting a tone of humility. And tone matters.
Read the full piece here.
My 2007 recording of “What’s Morally Wrong with Homosexuality?”, which has for several years been available for sale as a DVD, is now available for free on YouTube:
The hour-long lecture, which I first presented in 1992 and then honed in front of hundreds of audience members over the the years, tackles the most common arguments against same-sex relationships. It was the foundation for my recent book.
I’m excited that it is finally so widely accessible. Please share!
My take on lessons from Paula Deen and DOMA, at HuffPost:
Just as you don’t have to be throwing around the “n-word” to exhibit racism, you don’t have to be calling gays “faggots” in order to signal that they, and their love, and their families, are less worthy than others.
Read the full column here.
The current debate over same-sex marriage, at the U.S. Supreme Court and elsewhere, has revived the moral debate over same-sex relationships. Despite tremendous social and political progress, LGBT people—and especially, vulnerable LGBT youth—continue to face objections to the way they experience love and affection.
In this new video series John Corvino addresses these objections with his trademark combination of logical precision, sensitivity and humor. Is homosexuality unnatural? Does the Bible condemn it? Are gay people born that way, and does it matter? For the past 20 years, John Corvino has traveled the country to address such questions. In his new book What’s Wrong with Homosexuality? (Oxford University Press, 2013) he presents his insights, and in this new video series he shares some of the book’s content in an accessible and occasionally hilarious way.
The LGBT community is actually a collection of overlapping communities, each with distinctive experiences, needs, and challenges. While it makes sense to find common cause, it can also make sense to separate the various groups sometimes, in order to avoid obscuring our diversity.
Read the full column at HuffPost.