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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.

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A nice review from Aussie blogger Belle. From the review:

Even for someone who isn’t a massive non-fiction reader, I found this book to be extremely interesting, engaging and yes, even enjoyable. I came away feeling more informed, more fired up and frankly, more touched than I thought I would be. Because what this book highlights most of all is that, at its very root, this argument is one of love and compassion – and it cannot be won without those things.

Full review here.

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…as a conservative, writing:

This conservative case was buttressed by my fellow conservative writers – learned, decent, honest intellectuals like Jon Rauch and Bruce Bawer and Dale Carpenter and John Corvino and many others. We were no Democrats.

For the record, I’ve been a registered Democrat for decades. Nonetheless, the full piece is well worth reading.

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There’s a nice profile of John’s marriage-debate book (with Maggie Gallagher) at The American Conservative. From the review:

Debating Same-Sex Marriage is an important book that lays bare the philosophical arguments for and against the legalization of same-sex marriage. Although I am partial to Gallagher’s arguments, Corvino’s position is well argued and more in tune with the times.

Read the full review here.

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Friends,

My new website is still being refined; thanks for your patience. Soon my old column archives will be uploaded. Meanwhile, please note my upcoming speaking appearances at Salisbury University, the University of Michigan, and Bowling Green State University.

I wish you all a very happy holiday season.

-John

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