Does Procreation Matter?

Zachary Guiliano writes at Covenant:

Reactions to the report and proposals of the Episcopal Church’s Task Force on the Study of Marriage are beginning to pile up. Last week, I drew attention to the material that makes up the Anglican Theological Review‘s “Conversation on Marriage and the Church,” including the essays from Fully Alive members and responses by Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski, Scott MacDougall, and Kathryn Tanner.

Further essays from Fully Alive will appear tomorrow and over the next few days, as will essays in The Living Church. But I wanted to highlight some other material today, critiquing the task force proposals from different quarters. These posts are also notable, as Tobias Haller, a member of the task force, has felt the need to respond to them, both in comments on the critical blogs and on his own blog.

Don Reed, professor of philosophy at Wittenberg University in Ohio, is writing a three-part series called “Suffer the Little Children” at Open Source Theology, of which Part 1 and Part 2 are now available. As the title notes, he focuses on the report’s particular way of forwarding same-sex marriage, namely, by setting aside procreation and the nurture of children.

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