Proposition 8 and Messy Disagreements

two_wedding_ringsThe verdict is in, and for those of us who have watched these cases closely, listened to oral arguments and read briefs, here is the result – the Supreme Court has ruled on two pieces of the same-sex marriage (SSM) legal puzzle. The striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act’s definition section is fairly straightforward, but I’ll write about it in a few days, once the dust settles a bit. But the ruling on California’s Proposition 8 is a real head-scratcher. What, exactly, did the court decide?

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How Jesus Defined Marriage

I am a follower of Jesus.  I think you should be one too and would love to talk with you about it, but if you don’t want to talk about it, I still hope we can maintain our friendship.

I have grown up around the world, lived in a variety of places with a wide range of people from a whole host of backgrounds.  In all that time, I have learned how to understand and be understanding, how to love and share with people who see things different than me.

The reason I begin this way is because I want to give my view on a difficult issue of current cultural importance.   From the title of this blog, you know my topic.  I do not intend to answer all objections to traditional Christian views of sexuality.  I simply want to deal with one:  it has been said that Jesus does not mention homosexuality or gay marriage anywhere.  Such a statement is misleading.  For though Jesus never says the words “homosexuality” or “gay marriage,” he does give his definition of marriage.

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