Monday, March 18, 2013

"My Son is Gay, So...

...all the people that I represent in Ohio who used to want me to uphold traditional marriage, now want me to vote for marriage privileges to be extended to people of the same sex."

It's amazing how people in a representative, democratic republic switch their opinions on a whim!  Senator Rob Portman, however, as a professing Christian, is unfortunately, but fairly representative of believers who change the practice of their faith because of the circumstances within their family.

I don't want to take the time to redo what others have already done so much better than I can do anyway.  So, let me point you to the important links so you can get the stories.  Portman's original reversal here. You can read the Baptist Press Article about it here.  But probably the best piece on how we should interpret and think through this topic with the proper language and perspective comes from the "Ask Pastor John" segment of Desiring God's ministry here.  The reason it is important is that he explains how the arguments used of 1) everyone deserving the right to be happy, 2) happiness=what I desire, are swaying Christians into the trap that Sen Portman has fallen into, and is now leading others down into; not based on biblical revelation or conviction, but on experience and emotion.  Piper's response will only take 5 minutes of your time.


  1. If we live in a representative government, and the majority of people support gay marriage, shouldn't the elected leader represent the majority of people? Even if that means changing your beliefs.

  2. Absolutely not.