Friday, 24 February 2012

Speaking to the secular world about gay "marriage"

I have come across two very good posts today which explain the case against legalising same-sex "marriage" (hat-tip to A Reluctant Sinner) in terms that cannot be dismissed as "simply theological" but appeal to common reason.  Even Christians do well to be informed by these for when they are speaking with friends and colleagues who do not adhere to a religious faith.

Do have a look at James Preece's arguments at Catholic and Loving It and also James Shaw's at LMS Chairman.  I quote here James' summary:

"Traditional marriage, the lifelong commitment of a man and a woman ordered to procreation, is the indispensible condition for the family, and grows directly out of human nature. It is not the product of human convention or law; it is historically and logically prior to the state. Since it is the fundamental institution of human society, the state has an interest in recognising and protecting it, particularly as it provides the natural, normal, and by far the best environment for the raising of children. The proposal to extend the legal category of 'marriage' to same-sex couples is a proposal to cease to recognise the natural institution as such; those getting married will be accorded the same status as those engaged in something completely different. This is motivated by a social-engineering project in favour of sexual libertinism which is directly hostile to stable family life, and it is a move away from the state's engagement with human realities, towards a dystopian fantasy."


  1. where are your stats how it is best for the children? did you know that gay men and straight women are provide the same family results as any gay couple? for instance you have good parents and then you have bad parents, we are all people. research before you say something you are not even trying to understand. just because someone told you to live one way doesn't mean that there isn't another way to live. read about Socrates cave , it might help and so might this: and Remember to love one another as God has loved you. We want to be apart of my church and my family but because of the church's stereotypical view of our gay community our families kicked us out. This is just plain racism at it's best. Where is the love?

    1. Anonymous, I'm sorry to hear you have received rejection and hurtful treatment. That is never right. Love should always involve acceptance of the person. Sometimes, though, it also has to involve saying "I love you, I want you around, but because I love you, I need to tell you that what you are doing is not right, it is not best for you, it is not within God's plan". That is not the same thing as rejecting the person themselves or kicking them out (even if they continue to stay within their gay lifestyle) and I pray that you will find the love and acceptance you deserve. As a person, you are not defined by your sexual orientation and should not be treated as though you are.