Bottum. Joseph Bottum ...
A conservative Catholic now backs gay marriage. Why? How? Evolved? Huh?
Mr. Bottum’s change of heart is noteworthy. He makes several arguments. The first is pragmatic.
Basic democratic premises like fairness, equal rights and majority rule suggest that the time for same-sex marriage has come, he says. We can agree, Mr. Bottum argues, that Americans are turning in favor of same-sex marriage, and there “is no coherent jurisprudential against it — no principled legal view that can resist it.” Furthermore, the bishops’ campaigns against same-sex marriage “are hurting the church.” Especially for the young, Catholicism is coming to symbolize repression.
So this fight would only be worth fighting, for Catholics, if their theology required such a fight. Mr. Bottum now believes — here’s where the essay will really outrage fellow churchmen — that Catholics are mistaken to think that natural law requires them to oppose same-sex marriage. - NYTimes
It's the second time in a day that I've come across gay rejection of natural law... looks like a trend.
Anyway - there will be more defections, mark my words. It's part of the "gay Christian renaissance". You'll see.