I have no problem with what people choose to do in the privacy of their homes as long as it’s between consenting adults. It’s not up to me to convince people of how to live if they don’t want to listen.
But don’t tell me that God approves:
All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, a well-known liberal church with 4,000 active members, has been blessing the marriages of gay and lesbian couples for the last 16 years.
“The evil of discrimination against our lesbian sisters and gay brothers is still alive in the passage of Proposition 8,” the Rev. Ed Bacon told about 1,000 parishioners attending the Sunday morning service. “We will continue to bless same-sex unions here until we can legally celebrate same-sex unions again.” His words brought extended applause and a standing ovation from the congregation.
After the service, Bacon and other clergy members held a news conference on the church steps. They were surrounded by gay and lesbian couples, some holding hands, some standing with young children in tow.
“I know these couples. I know their relationships,” Bacon told a phalanx of television cameras. “They should be celebrated, rather than disparaged. How dare a religious body say these people are not holy and these relationships are not holy?”
Rev. Bacon: how dare you call yourself a Christian when you ignore the parts of the Bible you find inconvenient?
[Jesus] answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Civil union, whatever. People will do what they want to do. But calling a camel a horse doesn’t get rid of the hump.
Marriage is what it is, regardless of what a judge says: one man, one woman, the way God designed it.