Sunday, January 25, 2015

But what do the children say?

I'm sure I will catch all kinds of flack for this one...but it needs to be said. What do the children of same-sex marriages say? It appears that a few of them have filed court briefings...
"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.
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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.
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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!


Anonymous said...

Too many people focus on children when their are larger issues to be dealt with.

the children of homosexuals would be no different than the children parentied by murders, rapists, thieves, liars, self-righteous christians and so on

jps said...

I mention that. My question is why it should be different in the case of same-sex marriage than it is for abusive situations. And I personally don't believe that there is enough focus on children in our society. As a society, we don't like children very much—except as a consumer. Then our society goes overboard to get them to become huge consumers. But as children qua children? No; society has no patience for them.

I find it interesting that you mention "self-righteous christians" in the same sentence as murderers. Is that an attempt at guilt by association? Just an
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