Summary: How are we, as Christians, supposed to respond to gay marriage?
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What Should A Christian Believe About Homosexuality?
A Call to the Church
Our country has recently been through a significant, weighty transition.
I don't know when I've had more interest, more people asking me what I think, more questions about a public event, than this one.
Since that day, lawsuits have been filed about polygamist marriage, a man who wants to have two wives. (Know what he said? "It's about marriage equality.")
What is a Christian to say?
What is there to say for a Christ-follower on a day where, in a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court of our land has approved the change of a definition of marriage? This definition is measured not in decades or centuries, but in millenia.
What to say on a day when my WordPress blog editor has a rainbow banner across the top… when Ben & Jerry’s has a new Ice Cream flavor to celebrate… when American Airlines, Youtube and Google (& dozens of other companies) join in celebration?
What to say on a day when some Christians are angry, others are despairing, and others are resigned?
In the past few days, the Oklahoma State Supreme Court has ruled that we must remove the 10 Commandments Monument.
I don't know if I need to tell you how far our country has moved from when our founding fathers wrote such profound defenses of liberty from a standpoint of the Bible.
* When one of the first acts of a Continental Congress was to approve the import of Bibles, because there was a shortage caused by the Revolutionary War.
* When by far the most quoted source in the writings of all the founding Fathers was the Bible.
Homosexuality is no different from any other sin.
True, but the culture is responding to it in a different way. They are not only excusing it, they are celebrating it.
No one is having "liars pride parades." No one is being celebrated for being a person who comes out as a thief or an addict or an adulterer.
HuffPost’s Gay Voices editor (yes, they have one of those) said this:
“We can pass all of the laws we want and talk about public policy until we run out of air, but until our society stops thinking of queer people as deviant or corrupt or sinful or in any way less than non-queer people, nothing is going to change… It’s only after we’ve challenged and changed the most basic and fundamental viewpoints about who we are that we can really begin to think about true liberation and true equality.”
Did you catch it? True freedom for the LGBT community can only be found when Christians stop thinking they are sinful. Their fight only stops then. This is what insightful Christians have understood: that this was never the “final” battle — it was the first one.
As a Christian, here are the things you need to remember today: