Instead of trying to determine the indeterminable, like Christ's emotional reaction to marriage equality, it would behoove all of us to look at what he actually said about same-sex relationships. Christ is silent on the subject. And where he is silent, we have no right to speak for him.
We seem to be maybe, finally, oh so slowly going through a sea change on lesbian and gay rights. Cultural acceptance -- incomplete still, of course -- came first, and it seems like maybe political and religious acceptance may follow.
Of all the people I've met in my life who claim that a god exists, you have come closest to living a life of love, respect and charity. Perhaps this is why I have such a strong reaction when you discuss your position on homosexuality and equality for the LGBT community.
Fighting for gay marriage would reaffirm the image of Christians as people of warmth and compassion who help make marriages work and maintain romance. Christians would be the advocates of loving families, not their adversaries. How great would that be?
President Obama knows that a growing number of Americans and people of faith understand this as a simple matter of fairness for all families. Obama has chosen to stand in the gap, even as conservatives manipulate religion to undermine the core value of equal standing before the law.
Let me be clear from the start: I am not being anti-Semitic. Rather, I am trying to make a point by sounding absurd. Ban Jewish marriage? Why on Earth would anyone want to do that? Well, by the same reasoning, why ban or prevent two men or two women from getting married?
I have always wondered about some of the arguments people use against the legalization of same-sex marriage. These are not unintelligent people, yet, we see fundamental issues of faith and life in such different ways.
Christians have a responsibility to speak out in our own communities and congregations and remind one another every day what's most important in marriage: the sacred covenant between two people that mirrors our relationship with God.