It is surprising to see people who are invested full-time in Christian missionary or social work so confused. Witness:
Here’s a quote from article #1:
“It’s easy to read a lot more into this decision than is really there,” he said. “This is not an endorsement of same-sex marriage. We have decided we are not going to get into that debate. Nor is this a rejection of traditional marriage, which we affirm and support.”
Let not any Christian think he will avoid testifying. We will all be called to be accountable to the rulers of popular opinion. We will not have the opportunity to avoid the question. We will not escape into obscurity.
There is no third way.
We will have to testify as to whether we are pro-gay marriage, or not. And the question will be that simple.
Or whether we are haters, bigots and the hated marginalized. The test will not be on our terms, and there is no third option.
The litmus test is:
Do you believe that people should be free to love?
Do you believe that everyone should be entitled to marry the person of his choice?
We must decide now whether we will stand for the truth or whether we will become trash. If we do not stand firm and tell what is True, we will at first receive a nod of approval from the social arbiters.
But then we will quickly be brushed aside as inconsequential, and that will be true. We will be irrelevant; we will have joined the ranks of enablers, to be used when useful.
We will have lost our distinctiveness from the world.
If we do not speak the truth, then we speak lies.
And we will be trash because we are no longer of use to the Truth either.
You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. Matthew 5:13