Thursday, May 17, 2012
Blog Roundup on Homosexuality and the Bible
On Monday I asked when the church was really going to have a conversation about homosexuality. For the most part the comments have been affirming about the need to talk without trying to debate, but rather to explore together. There have been some comments, however, that still seem to miss the point of what it means to dialog with one another. I suspect they weren't interested in the first place.
At the Deeper Story, a post is up by an Evangelical Christian in Canada who thinks that gay marriage should be legal. Sarah has some interesting thoughts.
Jim West comes out fighting, as usual, and suggests that statements about homosexuality and slavery in the Bible can't be compared. He argues that it is poor hermenutics and that those who think that if you apply one OT law you must apply all OT laws miss the difference between ritual and moral laws. But in response to Jim, Tim at Sansblogue suggests that Jim is splitting hairs and using a tired, worn out argument that suggests one can differentiate between civil and moral law in the OT.
At the NT/History Blog Bill Heroman declares that he thinks that homosexuality is a sin, but that Christians should not stop gays from marrying.
In a completely different direction, Bob Hyatt suggests a once and forever solution to the problem. He says that the state get out of the marriage business.
And finally, Jonathan Robinson at Zenos provides a nice round up including some I have here and some others.