Yesterday, noted opponent of gay marriage, Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin (pictured) has sounded off about the recent Synod that considered gay marriage. Documents from the Synod, in some drafting stages, included highly progressive language (for the church) on gay people — for instance, mentioning the "gifts and qualities" gay people have to offer.
In yesterday's post, Tobin submits a bullet list of scattered observations from the Synod — in his words "random thoughts." Tobin says it is an "enormous challenge to maintain pristine doctrine" in response to the "experiential, personal, and difficult needs of married ocuples and families."
On gay marriage, Tobin is mostly cryptic, but it comes as little surprise when he hints at distain for "media agenda" — presumably liberal and pro-gay. Of the Synod, he wonders:
Have we learned that it’s probably not a good idea to publish half-baked minutes of candid discussions about sensitive topics, especially when we know that the secular media will hijack the preliminary discussions for their own agendas?