New Politics, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and LGBT Legislation: A Critical Analysis
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Todd A., Salzman
Lawler, Michael G.
Our focus in this essay is on the divisions the new politics promotes surrounding sex and sexualities and how the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is fostering these divisions legally, theological-anthropologically, and ethically. We begin by describing recent legal issues surrounding sex and sexualities and then present and critically analyze the USCCB’s legal, anthropological, and ethical perspectives on these issues. We conclude that in its teachings on homosexuality and its advocacy opposing the Equality Act and non-discrimination legislation, the USCCB promotes unjust discrimination against members of the LGBT community, violates human dignity, and assaults the common good.|Keywords: Equality Act, LGBT, non-discrimination, same-sex parenting, theological anthropology, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University
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