Same-Sex Marriage – Getting Ready

Southern Baptist leaders offer advice about how to prepare for a Supreme Court decision against laws against same-sex marriage:

1. Nobody’s going to force you to perform such weddings.

2. Don’t shun your gay kids.

3. Individuals must be prepared to make sacrifices for their beliefs.

I would have been embarrassed to think I needed to write the second item. The church should be the safest place on earth for a middle-schooler to come out.

The first and third items are awkward. The pastors are insulated from the problems faced by their flock, because the church isn’t a bakery or photographic studio. See my thoughts about secular businesses on my old blog and about some of the church’s privileges here.


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