Same-Sex Marriages Would Prevent A Man from Being Christian?
The Christian right’s fight to end marriage equality has gone plain bizarre. This week, South Carolinian Don Boyd filed a lawsuit to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriage, citing an obnoxious reason – its legalization would prevent him from being a Christian.
Here’s the excerpt from the court documents.
“Any Court/State ratification of gay ‘marriages’ creates a catch-22 by which in one way or another I am forced to disobey God’s Charge to warn, or in so warning disobey God’s commandment to rest — PROHIBITING the free exercise of my established religion antedating all ideas of ‘gay marriage’ and well-known beforehand to all adults errantly identifying and calling themselves lesbian and gay…”
Boyd is claiming that he would have to “assume a life of a protester and wedding crasher.”
However, some Christian leaders are beginning to embrace same-sex marriage. Evangelical minister David P. Gushee wrote for the Washington Post that he and now supports the LGBT community and believes other churches should begin to as well.
“In recent years, my moral position has shifted. It has dawned on me with shocking force that homosexuality is not primarily an issue of Christian sexual ethics. It’s primarily an issue of human suffering. With that realization, I have now made the radical decision to stand in solidarity with the LGBT community.”