The Gospel Coalition published an article today by Kevin DeYoung in which he made yet another case for why Christians should oppose Gay Marriage. His main points were relatively predictable: Marriage has historically be recognized as one man and one woman; State Recognition of Gay Marriage will result in religious oppression against Christians who dissent. … Continue reading Kevin DeYoung ALMOST Gets it on Gay Marriage
So apparently, David Haseltine of Jars of Clay has come out as supportive of same-sex marriage via Twitter. Here's a few soundbites: Not meaning to stir things up BUT... Is there a non-speculative or non "slippery slope" reason why gays shouldn't marry? I don't hear one. — Dan Haseltine (@scribblepotemus) April 21, 2014 I'm trying to make … Continue reading Clay Jars, Vines and the Cultural Collision
I read these comments from Al Mohler on Facebook: "The argument for removing polygamy laws was simple: the state has no business legislating morality. But every legislature legislates morality. Every code of laws is a codex of morality. The law is itself inherently and inescapably moral, even irreducibly moral. The law can’t be anything other … Continue reading Legislate Morality?
Matthew 7:1-6 says "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own … Continue reading Matthew 7:1-6
The previous post regarding Marriage Equality was prompted by my brother who shared the link to the article I was rebutting with me on Facebook. He's also the brother who commented on my previous post. After posting that comment, we discussed the issue further on our Facebook wall. Here is a re-production of the salient … Continue reading Discussing Marriage Equality
This article is a bullet point rebuttal of this one: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/07/19/gay-is-not-the-new-black/. You'll need to be familiar with it as I'm just going to refer to portions of it by headings and referring to his arguments. I'm not going to reproduce any of it here for the sake of time. General Objection On the whole, we're … Continue reading Gay is Not the New Black – Are We Completely Missing the Point?
Objection 1: God's Law provides the moral basis for right and wrong. Without it, we would have no way of knowing what government should outlaw and what it shouldn't. Objection 2: Matthew 15:17-20 tells us that Jesus did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it and that the Law would not pass … Continue reading The Mosaic Law Should Not Be Applied to A Civil Government
Disclaimer You're not going to like what I have to say. Please read with an open mind and a grain of salt. I do not mean to offend anyone with this or to cause division or controversy. I simply want to speak the truth. If you have questions or concerns, I would be more than … Continue reading On Whether Homosexual Parents are Harmful to their Children
Just stumbled upon a quote from CS Lewis's Mere Christianity which I completely forgot about. He's speaking of divorce here, but his thoughts are very applicable to Gay Marriage as well. I dare say they sum up my thoughts on the subject quite well. Before leaving the question of divorce, I should like to distinguish … Continue reading CS Lewis on Marriage
So there's a law in California on the governor's desk that is aimed at banning Sexual Orientation Change Efforts. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/18/california-law-barring-parents-from-curing-gay-children-moves-through/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-spradley/california-conversion-therapy-ban_b_1633053.html I included both links so you can get a good view of both sides of this issue. It seems that, like all such issues, there's an intentional equivocation done by one side or the … Continue reading Sexual Orientation Change Efforts