Mark Silk, at RNS, calls attention to an amicus brief filed by the American Jewish Committee in the Supreme Court cases on same sex-marriage. Silk notes that the brief is the work of three scholars, one Protestant (Doug Laycock, of UVA who is second-to-none on religious liberty issues), one Jew (Marc Stern of the AJC) and one Catholic (Tom Berg, of the University of St. Thomas Law School and someone whose commentaries on these issues have taught me a great deal). Apart from the particular, and admittedly thorny issues themselves, Silk's general advice to stop treating same-sex marriage as a civilizational threat is wise and should be heeded.
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