Below is a draft-post I wrote in March, 2013. After writing it, I decided against posting it. In fact, I nearly deleted it.
When the Supreme Court ruling regarding gay marriage was handed down yesterday, I thought of this post. It’s as timely as ever. I hope you find it helpful.
On March 26 & 27, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding two specific cases of same-sex marriage. According to USA TODAY, Attorney David Boies, all who oppose gay marriage do so “from a reservoir of ignorance.” Likewise, he is confident that “the high court may very well present a united front in favor of gay and lesbian rights” (USA TODAY).
I fear that Mr. Boies just may be right. Barring a supernatural move of God it’s very likely that homosexual marriage is here to stay. So we must prepare ourselves, our families, and our churches (I speak here as a husband, dad, and pastor), on how to move forward with it as a cultural norm. But how?
I read a post by David Murray back in February entitled, “Prepare for Gay Marriage.” It was an an excellent post. I highly recommend it. You can read it HERE. Below is an outline of his post and thoughts to wet your appetite.
Murray asks, “How [can] we prepare for the collision [of gay marriage] in such a way that minimizes the carnage [to our lives, families, and churches]”? He answers that we need to do the following:
1. Prepare our children.
“[Due to the] normalization and display of homosexuality in the media, in schools, and in the malls…[w]e will have to teach our children much earlier and about much more than we would ordinarily choose.”
2. Prepare to love.
“[H]omosexuals harbor far more hate for Christians than vice versa. … We must gently good-news them and good-deed them, while be unflinching in our moral convictions. … Keep the focus on the saving love of Christ, no matter how tempting it is to get into constant condemnation mode.”
3. Prepare for jail.
“[Prepare for U.S. homosexual campaigners] to pass ‘hate-crime’ legislation, press charges against us, shame us in the media, stigmatize our businesses and churches, threaten us with loss of our children, and impose substantial fines, all in the hope to scare us into silence. But when none of these things move us, the legal penalties will intensify until some…maybe many…go to prison for it. We’d better get ready for that inevitable possibility.”
4. Prepare for betrayal.
“This is going to be sifting time. Some Christians will cave. Prominent preachers will compromise. Famous Christians will distance themselves from believers who have fallen foul of homosexual campaigners.”
5. Prepare a refuge.
As this new religious persecution unfolds, Murray asks, “Where can we flee to?”
6. Prepare for eternity.
“The Bible makes clear, and history backs it up, that when a people goes down this route, its close to it’s end. It has run out of moral ground, it’s already over the cliff, and falling into the holy wrath of God. … If the USA falls, how far behind will God’s judgement be?”
Read Murray’s entire post HERE.
In the meantime, let us stand for truth unwaveringly. Yet let us love scandalously those who call us “ignorant” and declare themselves our enemies. Furthermore, let us pray desperately for our nation, our families, our churches, and the souls of those far from God’s Truth and salvation.