“It is not enough just to say that a given command is ‘The Word of God’ … in questions of the civil use of law … each case has to be argued individually …. The fundamental concern of the civil use of the law is for the care of the social order . . . What the law enjoins is love of and service to the neighbor. That is its fundamental and ineradicable content.”
“In our deliberations, the wisdom of Scripture and the tradition cannot be cited as ‘God’s answer’ to the matter, but neither ought that wisdom be summarily dismissed as irrelevant or outdated.”
Forde, “Law and Sexual Behavior,” LQ 9:1 [Spring, 1995] 8-9, 18.
 Don Juel, “Homosexuality and Church Tradition,” Word & World 10:2 (Spring 1990) 168-69.