Don't kid yourself about what will happen when homosexual marriage becomes legal across our country. That will not be the end of homosexual activism. I have described what this means for the Church in an earlier post (http://surburg.blogspot.com/2013/03/homosexual-marriage-changes-nothing-and.html). George Neumayr addresses this topic and his opening paragraphs should grab our attention:
The end point of liberalism is a coercive secular state in which
the religious have no meaningful rights. American church leaders
are kidding themselves if they think the gay-marriage juggernaut is
going to stop at civil marriage. It won’t. It will quickly travel
past court houses to churches, demanding that all religions bless
Denmark casts a shadow of this future, where the gay-marriage
juggernaut has smashed through church doors. Last year the
country’s parliament passed a law requiring all Lutheran churches
to conduct gay marriage ceremonies. “I think it’s very important to
give all members of the church the possibility to get married,”
said Manu Sareen, Denmark’s minister for gender equality. Reluctant
bishops have to supply ministers to satisfy the right whether they
like it or not.
Iceland and Sweden have similar arrangements. Since many of the
bishops are in the tank for gay marriage anyways and since these
churches are “state” churches, this pressure generates little news.
But it is instructive nonetheless. Where gay marriage exists,
religious freedom gradually disappears, to the point where
ministers have to choose between serving as secularism’s stooges or
facing societal oblivion.
Thanks for Pr. Steven Tibbetts for posting this.