Consider where this is going. Imagine that two gay men approach a pastor a few years from now requesting that he perform a wedding for them and he declines on the basis that he believes marriage is restricted by God to be a covenant between one man and one woman. Then imagine that those two men sue that pastor, claiming he has discriminated against them. How will that turn out? As things are heading that pastor is almost certain to lose. Or imagine that a gay couple sue a church for not allowing them to have their wedding at the church facility. Once again that church is certain to lose.
I hate that increasingly those who hold to the authority of Scripture are being faced with the unhappy and unwanted label of being anti-homosexual. I am not “anti” person. I am called to be “for” Jesus, “for” life and “for” people. I am called to love people unconditionally. Yet in our culture “love” is being interpreted to mean accept and approve of everything a person is and does. Any parent who has a brain in his or her head knows that is not love. Unfortunately following Jesus has always meant being misunderstood in this world. Author and Professor Denny Burk wrote that Christians must prepare for a new reality in which our culture “is increasingly hostile toward us.” This is not new. Paul wrote a long time ago that those who seek to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. It is looking more and more like our turn is coming.