Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

Teachable Moment About the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

For some reason, lately I’ve had several “teachable moments” come up with the students in my classes.  It’s why I absolutely love my job.

Taking advantage of some of the teachable moments are risky, but that’s the way it goes.  With these moments, they are the sorts of risks I want to be taking.

One girl in one of my classes is doing her research on same-sex marriage.  She is 100% for it…big time.
On Thursday, while we were in the library, I walked by her table and took a look at one of her sources.  It was a radio address by James Dobson.  Not exactly the most erudite defender of traditional marriage (Jennifer Roback-Morse, Greg Koukl, Alan Shlemon, and a handful at The Public Discourse do a better job), but she gets points for at least looking at potential counterarguments to her position.

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