Friday, December 12, 2008

he gets it

Finally someone who gets it. And, for doing so, he was fired.

The ex-head of the National Evangelical Association had this to say about gay marraige:
"I'm shifting, I have to admit. In other words, I would willingly say that I believe in civil unions. I don't officially support redefining marriage from its traditional definition, I don't think. We have this tension going on in the movement between what is church-building and what is nation-building, and I lean in this spectrum at times maybe we should concentrate on building our values in our own movement. We have become so absorbed in the question of gay rights and the rest that we fail to understand the challenges and theats to marriage itself — heterosexual marriage. Maybe we need to re-evaluate this, look at it a bit differently. I'm always looking for ways to reframe issues, give the biblical point of view a diffferent slant, if you will. And look at, we have to."

You see...the problem with protecting marraige is focusing not on the marraiges they want to protect, but on the marraiges they don't. It's like trying to keep your kids safe by telling other parents how to raise their kids instead of telling your own children how to live.

Let's hope more people follow his lead.


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