Atheist Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, opposes “Gay” marriage while the man she overthrew from the position of PM, alleged Christian Kevin Rudd, now speaks in favour of it.
Meanwhile government minister and lesbian, Penny Wong criticises Christians as being “out of touch” and of ”pedalling prejudice” and of engaging in ”bigotry that has no place in a modern Australia”.
I suppose it all depends on who we want to be “in touch” with – personally I’d rather be in touch with a never changing God and out of touch with malleable community opinion.
As for my view on the issue of Gay marriage – I think its acceptance is inevitable. Scripture shows that a society that rejects God will become increasingly accepting of homosexuality (see Romans 1). Since, in Australia, homosexuality is recognised as a legally valid expression of human sexuality, there is no logical, legal, human reason to refuse marriage to homosexual partners in a secular and Godless society.
But I look to a higher authority for instruction on what is acceptable or not and God makes HIS position clear in scripture. I choose not to base my life on Godless viewpoints. I also choose not to see homosexuality as deserving a greater degree of condemnation than the other things listed here:
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corintians 6:9-11 NKJV)
As for the claims of “bigotry” – I think that accusation could equally be directed in the other direction, with Wong being no less “out of touch” with the realities of Chrisitan faith.
REAL Christians don’t mould their beliefs according to ever changing community standards, choosing to trust in Jesus for justification – not unstable political opinion.