Loyola University in New Orleans will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning author, presidential historian and former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham with an honorary doctorate of humane letters degree, and he will speak at the May 12th commencement ceremony. Meacham wrote a column last year for the Daily Beast declaring “A Victory for Liberty in California” when the California Supreme Court overturned a voter-approved ban on same-sex “marriage.” Arguing that “the religious case for gay marriage is a strong one,” Meacham compared the ban on gay marriage to Jim Crow laws: “If a person is homosexual by nature — that is, if one’s sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one’s identity as gender or skin color — then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexuality than it can reinstate Jim Crow.” “Scripture is not inerrant; believers are called to interpret biblical texts in light of tradition and reason,” Meacham also wrote. “For now the debate is about civil marriage, but much of the opposition to opening the institution to gays and lesbians comes from those who profess a faith of charity.” Although Meacham is an Episcopalian, he has advocated with the utmost snobbery what the Catholic Church needs to change in the future. In his May 2002 article “S@x and the Church: A Case for Change,” he encouraged the Catholic Church to embrace homosexuality (including, by implication, sexual activity), gay priests, married priests, female priests, same-sex “marriage” and adoptions by same-sex couples.
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