SCOTUS, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Church…

Written by Scott

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The country is abuzz about the Supreme Court’s decision regarding same-sex marriage. Here’s my response…and I’m sure some will be upset by it.

My response is this: meh. And here’s why: it has no effect on me, or my marriage.

And many in the Church will reply: but what about the effect on society? To which I reply: WAKE UP! This country has been in the midst of a cultural revolution since the 60s, and frankly, the American Church is largely at fault for us being where we are now.  Let me explain…

The American Church (in general) has been more concerned with stances than with living out our faith. Here’s how (and no, this is not an exhaustive list):

–We’ve treated some sins as more atrocious than others, when Scripture is clear that ALL sin–and ANY sin–separates us from God, and that as such, each is just as grievous as the next.

–We’ve talked about the sanctity of marriage without treating it like it was sacred in our own lives.

–We’ve alienated vast numbers of people by speaking out of fear and anger rather than demonstrating love…as we’re called to do.

–We’ve treated the story of the woman caught in adultery as if Jesus only said to SIN NO MORE, when he said first that he did not condemn her.

–We’ve tried to prescribe Scripture to society rather than realize it is for us, first and foremost.

The bottom line is this: we (as believers) are called to be a city on a hill, a light in the darkness, the salt of the Earth…yet we live as reflections of the culture rather than showing society an alternative. Had we chosen to do so, and had we chosen to live as if marriage was as sacred as we claim, I don’t think we would be in this position. But instead we’ve chosen to essentially view it as a legal arrangement of and by the State.

And THAT should be a greater cause for concern on both sides of the political aisle, because government that is given the power to define something (like marriage) has the power to change that definition at will…

 

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  1. Linda Fridenmaker says:

    Very good …. And from me, I apologize for my rants about the SCOTUS decision. God is still God, still good, and still in charge.

  2. Vanessa Lichty says:

    Well said both with love and grace. It has saddened me to see so many believers up in arms, rather than being the light on the hill.