Katherine Young and Paul Nathanson. “Marriage-a-la-mode: Answering Advocates of Gay Marriage.” Paper presented at Emory University, Atlanta, GA (May 14, 2003). Katherine K. Young is professor of the history of religions in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University where she teaches in the areas of comparative religion, gender, ethics, and Hinduism. Paul Nathanson, a researcher in the same faculty, is a freelance editor and author of Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America.Claim 1: Marriage is an institution designed to foster the love between two people. Gay people can love each other just as straight people can. Ergo, marriage should be open to gay people.Claim 2: Not all straight couples have children, but no one argues that their marriages are unacceptableClaim 3: Some gay couples do have children and therefore need marriage to provide the appropriate context.Claim 4: Marriage and the family are always changing anyway, so why not allow this change?Claim 5: Marriage and the family have already changed, so why not acknowledge the reality?Claim 6: Children would be no worse off with happily married gay parents than they are with unhappily married straight ones.Claim 7: Given global overpopulation, why would anyone worry about some alleged need to have more children in any case?Claim 8: Marriage should change, whether it already has or not, because patriarchal institutions are evil.Claim 9: Gay marriage has had historical and anthropological precedents.Claim 10: Banning gay marriage is like banning interracial marriage.Claim 11: The case for gay marriage is more “poignant” than the case against it.Claim 12: Gay marriage is necessary for the self-esteem of a minority.Claim 13: Anyone who opposes same-sex marriage is homophobic.Claim 14: Exceptions could be made for religious communities that disapprove of gay marriage, or religious communities could simply add their rites to those of the state.Claim 15: To sustain an “ethic of caring and responsibility,” we must include gay people in every institution.Claim 16: Norms of any kind at all are discriminatory.Claim 17: Almost everyone believes in equality. How can we have that if gay citizens are denied the same rights as other citizens?Claim 18: Winning the struggle for gay marriage is important for the cause of gay liberation.Claim 19: What about majority rule in democratic countries?Claim 20: But gay people are a small minority. Allowing them to marry would mean nothing more than a slight alteration to the existing system and would even add support for the institution. What’s all the fuss about?http://catholiceducation.org/articles/sexuality/ho0064.html#04
In March, Jang reportedly said in Japan that there was no reason for the North to stay away from the Olympics, but that the games would be hosted by South Korea.In Seoul on Friday he said he would discuss the idea of co-hosting the Winter Games with Olympic chief Thomas Bach when he meets him in South Korea next week.He was speaking after South Korea’s sports minister Do Jong-Hwan was quoted as saying some skiing events for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics could be held in North Korea, although officials insist he was misunderstood.However, Do does plan to raise the idea of inviting North Korean players to join South Korea’s women’s ice hockey team for the Pyeongchang Olympics, a spokesman of the ministry said.South Korea considered sharing some events at the Seoul 1988 Olympics with the North, but talks broke down and the North boycotted the Games.Moon suggested earlier this month that the two Koreas should apply to co-host the 2030 World Cup.Share on: WhatsApp Moon Jae-inSeoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday invited North Korea to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, saying sports could serve as a peace maker.The South and nuclear-armed North Korea are separated by one of the world’s most heavily armed borders and remain technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty.But the centre-left Moon is known to favour engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table in a break from his conservative predecessors who took a hardline stance.“I believe in the strength of sports that has been brokering peace,” Moon said.“If a North Korean delegation takes part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, I believe it will greatly contribute to realizing the Olympic values of friendship and peace,” he said, according to a script of his remarks released by the presidential Blue House.Moon also suggested the two countries pool their athletes to form joint teams for the games to achieve better performances.The president was speaking at the opening of the World Taekwondo Championships in the southern county of Muju.Also on hand was North Korea’s top sports official Jang Woong, the country’s sole IOC member, together with a North Korean delegation of athletes.
Tag: 上海后花园是哪里 The Washington Center Presents Dan + Claudia Zanes
Facebook12Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Washington Center for the Performing ArtsGRAMMY Award-winning children’s performer Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes perform Dan’s greatest hits as well as folk and blues classics from their popular new songbook, “Dan Zanes’ House Party!” A Family Roots Music Treasury. This sensory-friendly performance is “relaxed,” creating a comfortable and highly entertaining environment for families and audience members with a wide range of needs.The following is an excerpt from Dan + Claudia Zanes website: Since our very first Dan + Claudia Zanes concert at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music in October 2016, we’ve been working with presenters to make our shows sensory friendly whenever possible (which has been most of the time).What Makes a show sensory friendly are conditions that make the concert experience comfortable for more people. It’s a way of opening the door wider and inviting a broader range of communities to the party.In theatrical performances, sensory friendly means a designated show that is specifically for people with autism. Some performing arts centers call these performances “relaxed” and invites anyone who wants a relaxed environment to experience the art.However, when we say sensory friendly we’re indicating that all are welcome. Our goal is to create an environment that’s as inclusive and accessible to everyone. The audience that has always felt comfortable and welcome at our shows is invited as well as people with diverse sensory needs.We’ve heard over and over from parents of children with disabilities that their child’s responses in public spaces can lead to uncomfortable situations in which they feel judged or unwelcomed. Sensory Friendly performances are a way of saying “come as you are, we’re all in this together.” We’ve seen firsthand how moving it can be when families who might not generally mix are able to enjoy music together. Once we experienced this there was no turning back!Tickets on sale now on the Washington Center for the Performing Arts website.DATE: Sunday, January 12TIME: 2:00 p.m.VENUE: Washington Center Main Stage512 Washington Street SECOST: Tickets: $21 $16 $14 $11For more information about upcoming events please visit Washington Center for the Performing Arts website or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.