Theological essays such as those of Sebastian Moore, John McNeill and James Alison represent an unstoppable tsunami of normalization in Catholic discourse on gayness:
It seems that we are moving out of the reactive period of gay Catholic discourse, when picking holes in the bad arguments of the Vatican was the main activity. Also the discourses of liberal (and more often pseudo-liberal) moral theology have been left behind. Instead we see the beginnings of a constructive gay theology, to which biblical scholars from D. S. Bailey to Walter Wink (or on the Catholic side Luke Timothy Johnson), historians from John Boswell to Mark Jordan, and thinkers such as those linked above as well as the late Gareth Moore, Gerard Loughlin and Marilyn McCord Adams are contributing the essential building blocks.
But now the full force of the tsunami is felt not in the quiet enclaves of theology but when an iconic figure like Roberto Benigni puts his talent at the service of human common sense:
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Easy to accuse Benigni of sentimentalism and buonismo, but he has the winning argument: that acceptance of gays and gay unions is acceptance of love.
Here are more words from the heart: http://patrickattard.blogspot.com/2009/02/youtube-dustin-lance-black-speaks-at.html