In this Advent season, one of the last places we’d expect to see or hear a “religious” message is at the newsstand. But that’s exactly where you’ll find a major magazine’s cover story claiming it has the truth about “the religious case for gay marriage”!
That’s right. The December 15th Newsweek cover story claims: “Opponents of gay marriage often cite Scripture. But what the Bible teaches about love argues for the other side.”
At the Pennsylvania Family Institute, we often hear from pastors who are hesitant to teach and preach about “political issues” (such as protecting marriage) in their churches.. Perhaps we should consider it a wake-up call that if we don’t teach what the Bible says, the mainstream media will! And like it or not, that’s where many Christians — especially the under-30’s — form their positions on the social issues of the day. (Recent polls nationwide and in Pennsylvania, show a slight majority of those under age 30 support same-sex marriage.)
ATTN: PENNSYLVANIA PASTORS AND CHURCH LEADERS
What do you think? Should church leaders do more teaching and preaching on issues like God’s plan for marriage and God’s views on homosexuality? Is that too “political”? Do you address these issues, or do you plan to do so in the coming months?
We invite and welcome your feedback. Please read Justin Taylor’s “Between Two Worlds” blog post with links to the Newsweek story and insightful comments from Christian leaders like Dr. Al Mohler and more. Then just submit your comments on this blog, and thanks!
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