Posts Tagged ‘gay marriage’

The Real Marriage Problem

Monday, July 25th, 2011 by JEL

So New York becomes the sixth state in the nation to allow homosexual marriage. Given that the other five states haven’t tumbled into the fiery abyss since their laws passed, we don’t anticipate New York getting uncomfortably warm, either. At least not from gay marriage.

Gabe Lyons, evangelical leader and author of The Next Christians, isn’t concerned either. He thinks the problem with marriage today has nothing (or at least little) to do with the gay/lesbian community:

“This degradation of marriage is due, not to the 2.8 percent of those who identify as LGBT in our society, but to the heterosexuals with spoiled marriages and the increasingly popular hook-up culture in the younger generation.”

He also said Christians should be talking not just about a Biblical definition of marriage:

“but also how to choose a spouse, how to maintain healthy marriages, and how to weather the storms of marriage that every couple must face.”

Sounds reasonable to me. Besides being reasonable, Mr. Lyons also sounds downright optimistic.



Friday, July 8th, 2011 by JEL

Gay marriage is now legal in New York. Some people are thrilled, others think it’s one more sign of the world’s collapse. I think you can safely put John Piper in the latter category. He’s the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and the author of several books. Here are his thoughts:

“Homosexuality has been here since we were all broken in the fall of man. What’s new is not even the celebration of homosexual sin. Homosexual behavior has been exploited, and reveled in, and celebrated in art, for millennia. What’s new is normalization and institutionalization. This is the new calamity.”

Racism has been around since the fall of man, yet slowly progress has been made. Women forever found/find themselves second-class citizens merely by being born, yet slowly, at least in some countries, progress has been made. Ask any homosexual since the fall of man whether he or she was gay by choice. They’d probably give you a funny look and reply something to the effect of “why would I choose this persecution?”

The calamity is not the normalization of homosexuality. It is the rejection of Jesus’ message of love and tolerance and acceptance by people who, judging from their job titles, should know better.

AOK Thursday: Argentina

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 by JEL

At 4 AM this morning, after lengthy debate in their Senate, Argentina became the first Latin American country to grant gays and lesbians “all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexual couples.” The vote was 33-27 with 3 abstentions.

Full story here.