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Same sex marriage: the simple A-Z biblical response.

June 1, 2015
Two trains collided head on

Two trains collided head on

Christian A reads their bible earnestly and thinks that all christians should oppose the legalisation of same sex marriage.

Christian B reads their bible earnestly and thinks that christians should not support same sex relationships, but legalisation is a matter for government, not church.

Christian C reads their bible earnestly and thinks that all christians should have freedom of conscience under grace, not be bound by Law, and so thinks same sex relationships are a matter of conscience, like eating pork.

Christian D reads their bible earnestly and thinks all christians should manifest the ideal of heterosexual monogamous marriage.

Christian E reads their bible earnestly and thinks all christians should manifest the ideal of material prosperity.

Christian F reads their bible earnestly and thinks that all christians should embrace voluntary poverty.

Christian G is about to give up reading their bible earnestly because of all the shoulding.

Christian H reads their bible earnestly and thinks all christians should loyally support the government – including a government that would legislate same sex marriage.

Christian I reads their bible earnestly and thinks all christians should participate in seeking justice and righteousness, even when it means protesting a government that would legislate incarceration of children who have crossed our borders.

Christian J reads their bible earnestly and thinks all christians should participate in seeking justice and righteousness, even when it means protesting a government that would not legislate for same sex marriage, even though Christian J thinks same sex marriage is not part of a biblical ideal of marriage: Christian J thinks the rights of same sex attracted couples are to be upheld by secular governments as a matter of justice, despite a personal understanding of same sex attraction as sinful.

Christian K reads their bible earnestly and thinks all christians should participate in seeking justice and righteousness, even when it means protesting a government that would legislate the incarceration of children, even though Christian K thinks the children have crossed the border illegally.

Christian L reads their bible earnestly and thinks all christians should unite on the issue of same sex marriage – and support it.

Christian M reads their bible earnestly and thinks christians should be silent on the issue of same sex marriage, just as Jesus was before Pilate.

Christian N reads their bible earnestly and thinks christians should participate politically according to their conscience, even if this means conflicting views from christians are heard in public.

Christian O reads their bible earnestly and thinks one authoritative public christian figure should be the sole spokesperson for all christians on public issues, to avoid confusion.

Christian P reads their bible earnestly and thinks that christians should not participate in politics, but each christian should always be prepared to speak with their friends about their faith and beliefs.

Christian Q reads their bible earnestly and thinks that churches should not participate in business or own property.

Christian R reads their bible earnestly and thinks churches should be leaders and innovators in entrepreneurial enterprise and business.

Christian S reads their bible earnestly and thinks churches should be given tax breaks by government.

Christian T reads their bible earnestly and thinks christians should be law abiding citizens.

Christian U reads their bible earnestly and thinks christians live by God’s law above the law of the land.

Christian V reads their bible earnestly and thinks christians should work to influence government to make laws that are in line with christian teaching.

Christian W reads their bible earnestly and thinks christians should work to make the church a distinctively alternate community to secular society.

Christian X reads their bible earnestly and thinks children need both their male and female biological parent to be healthy.

Christian Y reads their bible earnestly and thinks children need multi-generational community with relationship with both males and females older and younger themselves; christian X also thinks marriage can only be between one man and one woman, but this is not related to how children should be raised.

Christian Z reads their bible earnestly and thinks the church models an alternative non-biological family in which family is replaced by the egalitarian, common life church community.

One comment

  1. I love the way you think about things, Beth. This very neatly sums up the complexity of honest, earnest belief – as lived in the real world…



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