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Rel. 261/Gregory Sexuality and Marriage “You can get a large audience together for a strip-tease act—that is, to watch a girl undress on stage: now suppose you came to a country where you could fill a theatre by simply bringing a covered plate on to the stage and then slowly lifting the cover so as to let every one see, just before the lights went out, that it contained a mutton chop or a bit of bacon, wouldn’t you think that in the country something had gone wrong with the appetite for food?” (CS Lewis) “Sex is boring” (Sid Vicious) Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life: The recent national survey also finds that half of the public (49%) says homosexual behavior is morally wrong, while 9% say it is morally acceptable and 35% say it is not a moral issue. Those who say it is morally wrong are less supportive of same-sex marriage (11% in favor compared with 70% of those who have no moral qualms about homosexuality) and civil unions (33% in favor compared with 82% of those who have no qualms about homosexuality). More than three-
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course REL 261 taught by Professor Erics.gregory during the Fall '09 term at Princeton.

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