Its about time

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : September 1, 2004

I just read an article on Christianity Today that offers a more gracious perspective on the war over gay marriage. The article concludes with these words:

We cannot merely wage a political battle against same-sex marriage and claim that we love homosexuals. We must use not only the ballot box, but also our hands, feet, mind, heart, voice, time, resources, and attention to show our love. Ultimately, the battle we fight is not for the banning of same-sex marriage. Rather, it is a battle to win the hearts of our world’s LGBT people.

Christianity Today’s coverage has been so one-sided that I was getting upset. I am sympathetic to their views, but as a neo-anabaptist, I get ticked when Christians decide to fight on the partisan battlefield instead of first trying to follow in the footsteps of Christ (doing DIRECT activism–making relationships with sinners and showing them a healthier way of relating with God and others).

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2 Responses to “Its about time”

  1. 1 0 . f t . 2 . f t on September 8th, 2004 9:12 pm

    Loving ALL sinners, even homosexuals

    Came across an article today through another blog… A quote from the article I liked: But if God’s people are not equipped to give homosexuals the special kind of love they need in order to heal the wounds of their

  2. graham on September 16th, 2004 7:20 am

    Amen, brother! Thanks for the pointer.

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