I wish more Christians would think like this and at least think critically in hard and complex issues such as gay marriage.

Jared Byas

Yesterday, the 9th US Circuit of Appeals declared it unconstitutional for states to ban same-sex marriage. There is no doubt this will make its way to the Supreme Court.

And while hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians will use it as an opportunity to “stand up for their faith,” I will use it as an opportunity to stand up for people without rights. We will both have our arguments and our proof-texts. We will both believe this is a watershed moment for Christianity in America. “If we allow for gay marriage God will punish America” or “If we allow for gay marriage our civilization will collapse,” they might say. But I will reply, “If we do not stand up for the equal rights of all human beings perhaps we are not fully understanding the Good News of Christ” and “If we lose the culture on this matter, we are unnecessarily…

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