C. S. Pearce recently wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times called “The Christian case for gay marriage.” In it, he claims that since the Pew Forum states that “a majority of mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics now favor legalizing same-sex marriage,” those of us who don’t are wrong.
Pearce’s article is filled with errors, inferences, and his own interpretation of the Bible. He gives some of this away when he states, “And since Christians are a ‘people of the Word,’ we look to the Bible to justify our thinking.” In other words, instead of looking to the Bible to tell us the truth relating to a question we have, we twist it to fit with our preconceived opinions. He gives some examples, such as the Inquisition, Crusades, and others to demonstrate this—and then the rest of his article proceeds to use the Bible to justify his thinking.
He raises several points:
Pearce’s case is weak and unconvincing. There is no Christian case for gay marriage. I would also go as far as saying if you look at the statistics and real world history, there isn’t a secular case for gay marriage either. The only true marriage is that relationship between one woman and one man, a definition that God has put together and warns that no man should put asunder.
His final paragraph concludes that as more and more churches give in to the world’s ways, the church will give gay people equal rights. “Then we will come out on the right side of history once again.” I don’t know about history, but I would rather be on right side of God. Remember, a lie believed by everyone to be truth is still a lie.