Note: For the record, I am just as much opposed… and condemn… the practices of pre-marital sex, fornication, and adultery as I do homosexuality. All four acts are equally sinful in the sight of God.
The time will come when homosexuals will first ask… then demand… for pastors to marry them. The time will come when churches that oppose gay marriage will be harassed, attacked, and bullied. So the church had better be getting ready for it because it’s coming.
If you don’t think it can or will happen, I would like to suggest you are already behind the learning curve. It could well be that God’s wrath is being poured out on America even now because we have abandoned God for decades… so He is giving us over to our sin… He is allowing us to have what we want… He is withdrawing His hand of blessing and protection.
One thing churches had better do is place in their governing documents a statement that same sex marriages will not be performed by any minister on staff nor allowed to take place in the church or on church grounds. Don’t think separation of church/state will protect congregations for long, there are too many liberal judges that legislate from the bench. Not only that, president elect Obama favors same sex marriages in opposition to clear Biblical teaching (I don’t buy his dodge, “I’m personally against it BUT…”).
In the face of these things, the church (Christians) must not make enemies of those we’re called to reach with the Gospel. We are not to attack, vilify, malign, or denigrate homosexuals nor those who support their cause. We are called to love them with the love of Christ while opposing the idea they champion. Christians cannot make enemies of those we’re called to reach for Jesus. Only Biblical Love can overcome the militant attitudes and actions of others.
God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for two reasons… homosexuality and mistreatment of the poor (Both of which are present in America). The Scripture is clear that homosexuality is an abomination to God. Click the links below to read the Scripture…
What is the moral future of America? Not good if what has been promised recently is brought about. However, regardless of the moral climate… the financial climate… or anything that might happen in our future, believers are to conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel (Philippians 1:27).
UPDATE 11/11/08: Click here for an important followup.