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My Take on Same-Sex Marriage

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love of god love of others”Love is the evidence of our faith, the measure of our obedience to Christ, and the true attitude of our Christian religion.” – Luis Josephus

I normally shy away from getting involved in politics or other divisive and controversial issues. I always try to practice love, non-judgmentalism, and tolerance towards all races and peoples.

So what’s my take on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling legalizing same-sex marriage?

First of all, I believe in obedience to civil authority. If the Supreme Court says it is now legal, then we must honor this decision by our nation’s leaders. As a Christian, I’m embarrassed when religious leaders involve themselves in Gay-bashing or promise to set themselves on fire if same-sex laws are approved. I think they are portraying the wrong image of what Christ taught us by His example. Jesus was a friend of sinners, prostitutes and tax collectors. That doesn’t mean He approved of their actions or lifestyles, but He showed them the true love of God and treated them with the same dignity we should show all people, regardless of their sexual orientation.

Secondly, I have gay family members and friends that I dearly love and value as human beings. Yet, I don’t personally approve of their sexual orientation. You may not see me putting out a rainbow flag in order to promote the gay lifestyle, but you won’t see me expressing hateful, condemning messages towards the gay community either. I believe this is the true Christian way to live.

You’re opinions are welcomed in the comment box below…

– Luis Josephus

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Author: Luis Josephus

Luis Josephus is founder and director of 4JESUS OUTREACH, a non-sectarian (i.e. non-denominational) outreach dedicated to proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. He is also an ordained Christian minister, pastor, and author of several books. For more inspirational messages and biblical resources, visit our website at: www.4JesusOutreach.com

2 thoughts on “My Take on Same-Sex Marriage

  1. How can you, “not agree” with something that is inaite? Do you disagree with the light of the sun, or the radiance of the moon? Kudos to you anyway for not forcing your religious beliefs onto the laws of the land. But seriously though, you would look at your gay friends, your gay family members, and tell them their love, the sacrifices they have made for their unions, the burdens they have born together, are not as valuable as a heterosexual relationship? And what exactly do you mean when you utter the phrase gay lifestyle. Do you really think millions of people in this country alone, can have their entire relationships, loves, struggles, and passions, covered by one lifestyle?

  2. Shalon Pastor. Greeting to  the ministry. We appreciate your prayers towards us in Liberia and we wish to inform you that our email has been reactivated. We look forward in discussing further about God’s work.

    Thanks

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