"While I do not believe all gays would be de facto bad parents, I know that the gay community has never in my lifetime put children first as anything other than a piece of property, a past mistake or a political tool to be dressed up and taken out as part of a dog-and-pony show to impress the well-meaning," Klein wrote.<idle musing>
So, what of the children? This excerpt is just one of a selection from the court briefing...go ahead and read the rest at the site. Mind you, she was raised in a same-sex family, so she's speaking from the inside.
So, are we being honest here? Or is it a case of "nice" so we don't have to face the flack of disagreement? Is one particular form of sin being privileged here? What is the role of the church? Of individual Christians here?
We are quick to point out the abusive relations that alcohol produces—and we rescue kids from that. We are quick to point out the evils of the sex trade—and we rescue kids from that. When a divorce happens, the judge has to decide which parent will offer the best chance for the children. But what about this?
Anybody who has read this blog for very long knows that I don't elevate one sin above another—they are all reprehensible in God's sight! And I believe in God's unconditional forgiveness and love for all. But, most importantly, I believe in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit to deliver people from all sins.
I don't pretend to have an answer here, so don't think I am advocating any particular path. I'm just raising a question that seems to have been neglected in this whole debate.
Update: I am assuming that the legalization of gay marriage is inevitable. I am simply trying to get the question of what about the children into the discussion. I am not talking about the morality of same-sex marriages. That is a different issue all together. You can probably guess where I come down on that!