“I'm a student at Wheaton College. I believe that we are bound by the Word of God, and I believe that talks with OneWheaton and Soulforce have been fruitful and productive for both sides. They understand where we're coming from, and we understand that our conduct on the matter has often been dangerous and careless.
Of course, if you won't settle for anything less than our endorsement of gay marriage and lifestyles, YOU are the problem.
You don't have to support institutions that hold the beliefs that we do, but the state that does is willing to protect the beliefs of some and not others is a state that's not far from horrendous crimes against those it disagrees with.”
stroobs on Jun 11, 2012 at 07:32:44
“I agree. You don't have to accept let alone endorse people that are different from you. But that doesn't make Wheaton a very good college, does it? Good learning environments have a diversity of cultures and people. That's what makes for a well rounded and learned individual. Insulate yourself with like minded people and you're stunting your education. I'm in a 25 year relationship with the same wonderful guy. Our "lifestyle' is getting up at 5am to be at work at a major medical center. We go grocery shopping often because we love to cook. I can grill like a pro. We take the dog to the vet and do copious amounts of yard work as our neighbors, who lead straight "lifestyles" think there's some kind of landscaping competition going on. The neighbors practically beg us to watch their kids because I swear, those little no neck monsters like us better than their own parents. Btw. We are not fighting for "gay marriage". We are fighting for Marriage Equality and we're going to get it whether Wheaton College is on board or not.”
Alicia Knight on Jun 10, 2012 at 19:11:51
“What is a "gay lifestyle?" My gay friends live pretty much the same way I do. They work, they go home to their families, they volunteer in our community. We get together for neighborhood cook-outs, we borrow tools from each other, we help each other with household repairs as all neighbors and friends do. They have pets, we have pets and we take care of each others pets. They do go to church more often than I do, so that's different.”
Posthuman on Jun 10, 2012 at 14:12:05
“Except people who don't adopt your particular religious dogma have tax dollars flooding into your hateful institution. That is patently unfair, undemocratic, and undermining of everything a non-theocracy should stand for.
I genuinely hope my generation taxes places like that out of existence.”
“And yet any discussion of marriage by Paul is grounded not in culture, but in creation.
Maybe we should be intellectually honest and acknowledge what scripture DOES teach. Then you can decide if you're willing to die to yourself and obey it or not.”
DannyEVillage on Jun 2, 2012 at 13:45:41
“you guys believe your bible is a magic book dictated by some kind of deity, inerrant and supremely authoritative. I can promise you that one single academic introductory course on the bible will disabuse you of such ideas. But, hey--feel free go to on believing in whatever fairy-tale gods, magic books and tooth fairies you like.”
DannyEVillage on Jun 2, 2012 at 06:55:54
“Paul's understanding of the idea of creation is, itself, cultural.”