So in the aftermath of the landmark SCOTUS decision I find myself in a very lonely spot. First, I want to say I recognize that the LGBT community has been marginalized and often completely rejected. This absolute rejection should never be trivialized…. it is real and I have seen it firsthand. The Christian world has made a spectacle of homosexuals for many years. As a Christian I apologize for that … and I fear that many people look at Christians and say “if that’s what being a Christian is, I don’t want anything to do with that”.
On the other hand I believe that both the biblical and biological definition of marriage and family will always be one man and one woman. A legal redefinition will never change that.
So I often find myself — not being able to take the side of my Christian family — and I can not take the side of the LGBT community. A very lonely spot indeed.
I also believe this is a time where the GOSPEL message of Christ will shine more than ever. Rather than put my own words on my unique stance I will defer to people smarter and wiser than me:
Even though SCOTUS has legally redefined Marriage… God’s definition of Marriage will remain the same. The biblical and the biological story both confirm one man and one woman as the design for Marriage and Family. As Pastor Bill Bohline said today ….”Christianity should always be counter-cultural.” I believe the Gospel will shine more brightly in light of the SCOTUS decision made on Friday.
I think Tim Keller says it best.
“All problems, personal or social come from a failure to use the gospel (“The Good News”) in a radical way, to get “in line with the truth of the gospel” (Gal.2:14). All pathologies in the church and all its ineffectiveness comes from a failure to use the gospel in a radical way. We believe that if the gospel is expounded and applied in its fullness in any church, that church will look very unique. People will find both moral conviction yet compassion and flexibility.
For example, gays are used to being “bashed” and hated or completely accepted. They never see anything else. The cultural elites of either liberal or conservative sides are alike in their unwillingness to befriend or live with or respect or worship with the poor. They are alike in separating themselves increasingly from the rest of society.”