The Washington Post, of all places, has an article pointing out the problems faced by Christians who are standing by their belief that homosexuality is sinful. When Christians take this stand, they are being confronted with the government’s insistence that “gay rights” trumps religious convictions.
I don’t provide this article to make anyone angry or to say that we are to despair; I merely want to help us understand the transition we are facing in this culture. The real question is whether we are ready and willing to be steadfast in our faith and provide a clear explanation for why we believe as we do. Let it be a challenge for all of us who claim the name of Christ. Can we respond intelligently, clearly, and with the full force of our convictions? And as we do so, can we offer those who are involved in a sinful lifestyle the path to redemption? Those are the marks of the true follower of Christ.