So, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has handed down its decision about Gay Marriage and Christians are going guano loco (translation: bat shit crazy) about it. I have long told everyone that this was probably going to happen. It was not a question of if but when. Now Christians are truly off the chain with a lot of wonderful predictions about how now God will truly burn the nation with fire and brimstone and that we are no longer a nation under God. He is some truth and rationality from a Christian who has a wider perspective. I hope at least.
1) The Bible does indeed condemn homosexuality, but it also condemns adultery, fornication and other sins in the same breath. So lets ask a question: Which of these sins do you feel is most prevalent in society? Let’s guess that it is not homosexuality. I would say fornication but you never hear preachers talk about how fornication or adultery are what are leading our nation into the grave even though the percentages of people who commit these sins is probably far higher than the sin of homosexuality. The truth is this is about politics even for the church. The politically charged Christian crusader is the one that has eaten this issue up regardless of what the Bible says or the actual percentages.
2) The Bible condemns homosexuality, not homosexual marriage specifically. We are acting like now that the state has to acknowledge the marriages of homosexuals that it has elevated homosexuality to some greater level. Such is not the case. The Bible simple say the existence of homosexuality is enough. Marriage in this issue is not relevant.
3) The painful truth is the Constitution really does not address this issue. In fact it does not address marriage at all. While the LGBT community has filed this suit under the fourteenth amendment, I would have probably gone under the ninth or others. I would have also not taken the tactic they did. I simply would have attacked the idea that the state defines who is married and who is not as a concept. Truthfully because the Constitution does not address it really becomes a States rights issue but also it would even further it becomes and individual rights issue that neither the state nor the federal government should be able to stop. Sorry, if I would be true to my libertarianism for a moment – it is not my damn business if gay marriage is legal or not but that each person has the right to pursuit what they think will make them happy.
4) Christianity has suffered not because of homosexual marriage in the USA. American Christianity has suffered because we have spent far to much time witch hunting and not enough time telling people the gospel – you remember the gospel right? Christianity is not about building a nation on this planet that is righteous but being a righteous nation that is not of this world. This is accomplished not by policing the world’s morals but preaching the gospel and discipling those that believe. Paul ministered in places far more given to sexual and other sins and the church flourished. When are we going to understand the simple concept of the world will do what the world does, our job is the gospel?
My message: Keep Calm, Preach the Gospel and quit looking like a bunch of self righteous spoiled brats who couldn’t get your way.