Chapter Seventeen: RELIGION AND SEX

January 1999
Politically Incorrect Dialogues;1999, Vol. 82, p75
Book Chapter
Chapter Seventeen of the book "Politically Incorrect Dialogues," by Howard Kainz is presented. It discusses the moral pronouncements of the Church with regards to sexual issues, homosexuality, divorce, abortion and contraception. It highlights the second-century "Epistle of Barnabas" which points to the forbiddance of abortion as a major characteristic separating Christians from pagans.


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