MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

What’s the Big Deal Over a Name?

November 6th, 2009 Viewed 1758 times

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On Tuesday, more was on the ballot than just a couple of Congressman and Governors, two states were wrestling with the idea of marriage and the rights that the states have conferred upon people that enter into such unions.

The voters of Maine voted to prohibit the legislature and Governor from permitting same-sex marriage in their state while the voters in Washington1 have voted to provide the same rights and privileges of marriage on same-sex couples without the name.

  1. As of this writing []

Another Activist Judge

October 5th, 2009 Viewed 2478 times

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A judge in Dallas ruled on Thursday that the Texas’ ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional1—which is quite absurd when you think about it.

  1. Judge: Texas Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional – NBC []

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

May 14th, 2009 Viewed 1803 times

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It was a policy put into place by President Bill Clinton in an entirely different climate for the homosexual movement.  In order to both cater to these supports but still ally the fears and concerns of the armed forces, a deal was struck that officers would not be asked their orientation and were instructed not to tell their orientation, or else they would be removed from service.

What Is Expedient

November 4th, 2008 Viewed 1956 times

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There’s a verse in the New Testament where Paul makes a statement about Christian liberty.  He says that while all things may be lawful for him, only some things are expedient—some things work toward the ends of building up the saints in Christ.

Sen. Obama is saying things on different topics because of their political expediency, not because they are what he actually believes.

Same-Sex Marriage and the Freedom of Religion

October 28th, 2008 Viewed 1839 times

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One of the big comments that’s thrown at anyone that opposes Same-Sex Marriage is the idea that it would not effect Traditional Marriage at all—or that it only adds to marriage, but does not take anything away from it.  The idea is that, if it causes no harm to you personally in your marriage, then you should not oppose it.

The problem is that this is a short-sighted view of the problem, and does not take into account the consequences of this action.

It’s About Acceptance

Why Support Traditional Marriage?

October 13th, 2008 Viewed 3083 times, 1 so far today

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On Friday, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4 to 3 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in their state, overruling a state ban on the activity.

While I could wax eloquent on how amazing it is to find this right in a document that has been translated only one way since the time it was written in regards to marriage, I’d like to instead focus on the question of “Why Support Traditional Marriage?”

Attacked or Degraded

Is it fair to say that Christians getting divorced are doing more damage to marriage than same-sex couples?  According to the Barna Research Group, Baptists are the highest percentage of groups getting divorced, beating out un-churched 29% to 21%.

Is Homosexuality That Big of a Sin?

September 4th, 2008 Viewed 2649 times

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From the way that this issue is painted, Homosexuality is the worst sin to befall mankind.  I made the argument in a discussion of the McDonald’s boycott that there are many sins that God hates, and that we should make sure that we major on what God considers sin.

So, what about this sin?

Let’s Look at Romans

Perry believes that God exaggerates the importance of this sin based on Romans 1:27.  What’s interesting about this passage is that it is a progression.

Holiness, Love, and McDonalds

September 3rd, 2008 Viewed 1788 times

McDonaldsPerry over at Life In a Shoe has addressed my post on the McDonald’s boycott, so I thought that it would be only fitting to address some of his concerns in a related post1.

I think many of the difference between the two of us remains a difference of definitions.  Because of my background I’m both strangely precise2 and guarded at the same time.

So, when I made the statement regarding being in the “holiness” camp over the “love” camp, I was not making a reference to who I think God is, but rather how Christians have chosen to align themselves.

To explain this, I need a short digression.

  1. In the interest of full disclosure, he and I have been in e-mail contact regarding this topic, and we may engage in debates in the future.  Though I have read the content of the post that I linked to, I have not taken up writing on this subject until today. []
  2. I know, there are times when it seems I’m not.  Perhaps those are the days I haven’t had enough caffeine.  What I mean by this “strangely precise” is that I have my own weird kind of precision, especially when it comes to cultural issues, where I will use terminology to make sure that there is the least amount of ambiguity and I try to shy away from absolute statements, except where the Bible makes absolute statements. []

California, New York, and Same Sex Marriage

May 29th, 2008 Viewed 1458 times

wedding collection 3The past few weeks has seen a flurry of activity in the area of same-sex marriage.  Specifically, the Supreme Court of California ruled that same-sex couples should have equal protection rights under the California Constitution to marry, and have instructed the state to do so starting in the middle of June.

An Omen of Things to Come

April 17th, 2008 Viewed 2489 times, 1 so far today

wedding colection 2 I’ve always wondered how Sodom and Gomorrah could possibly have gotten as bad as they did.  Perhaps it’s because of the culture that I’ve been raised in, I cannot personally fathom the whole episode with the angels coming to Lot, the homosexual men outside wanting them to come out so they could sexually assault them, and then Lot offering his daughters to the men outside.  It’s just morally repugnant.

As the homosexual movement in America continues to claim more rights, they are definitely far away from this account, but they are moving in that direction.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.