So thankful that Jim Daly is on the job. He has, with the help of Al Mohler and some other influential Christian thinkers, finally summed up the things we Christians need to be most concerned with in today’s world. This blog entry breaks right through all the noise, and puts first principles first.
Its about the children. No more, no less, as he explains halfway though his entry:
In all this push for same-sex marriage rights the elites seem to have forgotten that it’s the children who are paying the steepest price.
He begins right on the money:
By now many of you may be weary of the seemingly never-ending discussion concerning same-sex marriage.
Then he lays out the tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes. As we unwitting and apathetic Christians stand by and watch…
We’ve already seen Christian photographers and Christian bakers who have been hauled into court for refusing to contract their services for same-sex marriage ceremonies. Christian adoption agencies have been forced to close their doors, depriving orphan children of wonderful platforms by which to find Christian, forever homes.
Really? Forever homes? The envy those kids must have for the Christian kids who get to have TWO forever homes. They get to stay at moms house all week for two weeks, then, every other weekend they get to go to dads efficiency unit and make fun camp outs on the floor in sleeping bags. They can even have friends stay over in the pretend camp ground, unless mom has charged dad with abuse. If she did, other kids are not permitted to be there. He is a dangerous purveyor of dirty looks and a financial control freak.
The kids denied forever homes end up having major issues…
As an example, I know a teacher who was telling me just the other day that he has a certain boy in his elementary school class. The child has two mothers. This child’s anger is out of control. Now, I know that can happen in a heterosexual family as well, but what’s different in this case is that the child continues to make up stories about his imaginary father. Intuitively he’s trying to compensate for what he’s been denied – even though he can’t quite articulate it. [instead of listening to stories that mom makes up about his actual father, those are too much fun]
This one example illustrates the emotional impact that a boy or girl may have when they are intentionally denied either a mother or a father. They’re going to act out in some way and try to create that for themselves. [mendacity amplified, it seems he subscribes to the “divorce happened” narrative, giving sentience to a unilaterally carried out process]
They have a four point plan for individual Christians who oppose same sex marriage:
Hold tight to the truths of the Scriptures. Do not grow weary.
Honor a biblical understanding of marriage by remaining faithful to your respective spouse.
Continue raising your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Share the Good News of the Gospel with all people. Be winsome but be bold.
1. Not including divorce, or anything that comprehensively deals with Ephesians 5.
2. I wonder if remaining faithful means remaining married
3. Whether you’ve been jettisoned or not….man up absent men!
What would the churchians do if they did not have these safe causes? Imagine we suddenly as a nation dealt with abortion and denied marriage to same sex couples. What would the Mohlers do to rally the
ladies troops? They cannot use divorce. The troops ladies would blanch.
No worry, that leaves teh pornz. Whew….it was looking bleak for team churchians…