Thursday, May 10, 2012

Christian Responses To The Gay Marriage Debate

I have read many well-written blogs in the last day that have been written in response to President Obama finally declaring his stance on gay marriage. As you wrestle through this issue, I thought it would be helpful to post a few that have helped clarify some things for me. Maybe they will help as you seek to make wise decisions in the future on the issue of gay marriage.

Evolution's End? President Obama Calls for Same-Sex Marriage by Albert Mohler. Whenever there is an issue that affects the national landscape, I want to read what Mohler has to say. He teaches me how to think Christianly in a non-christian world. In this short article, he shows how Obama has gone back and forth in his political career on the issue of same-sex marriage.

How to Win the Public on Homosexuality by Collin Hansen. In this article, Hansen says that Obama articulating his views on same-sex marriage made headlines, but not news. It is not news because there is a majority of people in our culture that already hold those same views. It seems like, the only news worthy events are when people stand in opposition to same-sex marriage.

President Obama's Scriptural Defense of Gay Marriage by Denny Burk. During the interview where Obama came out in favor of gay marriage, he used the the golden rule and the death of Jesus as examples of service and sacrifice for the sake of others. Burk shows how this is a horrible use of the Scriptures.

President Obama, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Future of Evangelical Response by Ed Stetzer. What Stetzer argues is that the evangelical world should be prepared for this issue because it is not going away. But our responses should flow from truth and grace.

I hope these articles and many others that are out there will help as you seek to think Christianly about these issues.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for compiling this, Thad. Tweeted it out. Hope you're well.

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  2. It is not my purpose to get into a religious discussion here, I only site the on top of because it tends to illustrate my earlier point of a gay lobby and a strong "gay agenda.

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