“The striking thing about [Jesus] is his ability to profoundly disagree with people on ethical issues, and yet befriend them, the very people he disagrees with.” -Dickson
Gay Marriage? from CPX on Vimeo.
This video does a pretty good job of getting a view out there which is common among a lot of Christians. While I, and many I know, cannot conceive of same-sex marriage as possible within God’s paradigm of marriage, I also find the hate campaigns and bigotry plain offensive.
The Christian world has definitely got to apologise (and if I’ve been responsible for part of it as well, then I apologise) for mistreatment of both people and issue here. That doesn’t mean I’m suddenly ok with gay marriage. It just means that I’m also not ok with browbeating and moralising that is completely against the gospel.
The Christian community, as Dickson says, is to simultaneously flex the muscles of both ethical conviction and compassion.