July 9, 2005

The Latest on Gays and Christianity

Filed under: Random Stuff — Bob Gifford @ 9:42 pm

There have been some recent news stories and some good posts regarding the ongoing struggle to gain acceptance for gays withing the body of Christ. Here’s a round-up:

  • The UCC’s General Synod voted to endorse the blessing of gay unions. Woo-hoo!
  • A UCC church in Virginia was the target of arson and anti-gay graffiti, apparently in reaction to the vote. “‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.*
  • Tim Simposon, aka Public Theologian, has a post on the Christian Alliance for Progress blog explaining why Romans 1 doesn’t really say about gays what conservative Christians claim it says.
  • And lastly, I stumbled across a list of 12 reasons why gay marriage is bad (another sarcasm alert here). A sampling:

    2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people cannot get legally married because the world needs more children.
    3. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children because straight parents only raise straight children.
    7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are always imposed on the entire country. That’s why we only have one religion in America.
    8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people makes you tall.

2 Comments

  1. Great scott!!! You mean hanging around tall people doesn’t make you tall?

    Comment by Apostle John — July 10, 2005 @ 11:05 am

  2. I particularly liked #12: Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a “separate but equal” institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages will for gays & lesbians.

    Comment by gaunilo — July 11, 2005 @ 9:58 am

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