This is honestly such good food for thought. I will most likely write a full-length post detailing my views and thoughts on gay marriage in the future, but I encourage you to think about the implications of things like this. No, I don’t think that ‘gay is the new black,’ because honestly, I just don’t see the same level of oppression, but I do see a lot of parallels from what I have read about the civil rights movement and what I’m seeing today. Think about it.
Once upon a time, Christianity condoned and even encouraged owning black people as slaves. Today, we know better, and lament the behaviors of our ancestors. History tells us that every generation of Christians has had its own particular culture war. For our parents it was Jim Crow laws, and today, it’s gay marriage.
What do slavery, Jim Crow, and gay marriage have in common? Scripture has been used, and is still being used, to condemn all of the above. In the case of the former two, most Christians today admit that Scripture was twisted to justify those actions, and perhaps the enforcers weren’t really Good Christians. My question for Christians today is this: several generations from now, what’s to stop our great-great-grandchildren from maintaining that Christianity has no moral issues with being gay?
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