The Case for Gay Rights (Even If You Think It Is Sinful)

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

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  1. This follows along the lines of Greg Boyd’s take as well. I’m on board with this. Thanks, Ryan!

    • Just a side note: I’m pretty certain that, until Constantine, there were PLENTY of cultural pressures around the early church where the society (and government) “taught” and “proclaimed” certain things that the early church would have found repugnant (you know… like Ceasar is God). As we approach a culture now that is post-Christendom, it should not surprised us that such cultural pressure is present and growing. The question should not be how we can compel the culture to be the way we want it to be, but more what we should do where we are in the culture that is around us. How do we remain faithful in our society? How do we speak truth in a world hidden in deception? What do we do to shine the light in dark places?

      AND…as I mentioned in my own article on Religious Freedom, we must be ready to bear the brunt of the inevitable. Even if what we are teaching, preaching, etc., is right and good and moral and ethical, if the culture around us disagrees, we can expect there to be consequences. We have become too comfortable here in the US of late, thinking that everyone agrees with us. This is no longer the case. Rather than continuing to prop up a failing and dying Christendom, the US church needs to shift focus towards being the faithful presence in the land rather than the impetus of empire.

  1. June 13, 2013

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