Is civil marriage for gay couples good for society?

Douglas Wilson, pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, ID, and Andrew Sullivan, British author, editor, political commentator and blogger, debate the question: “Is Civil Marriage for Gay Couples Good for Society?” Peter Hitchens will moderate the debate. Full video of the event will be over at CanonWired.

 

Selling our kids’ inheritance

The newspapers have been full of comment this week on how there has been nothing to support families in the government mid-term review, something that the Christian Institute highlight here.

However the majority of UK Christians have not woke up to the fact that our secular establishment are actively seeking to ensure they do anything but support the family unit, as it’s a huge threat to their own agenda.

The latest move to decrease or remove child-benefits while at the same time increasing the childcare tax allowances to support working mothers by providing for nursery care, is a prime example of this in action.

The government has no interest in seeing parents raise their own children – they may end up becoming free-thinking enough to oppose the very worldview the secular government is frantically preaching.

  • Children who spend the majority of their time at home are likely to take on the worldview of their parents
  • Children who spend the majority of their time in state funded childcare are likely to take on the worldview of the state.

Far better to reward parents for indoctrinating their children from infancy with the message that the state is their god who provides for their every need, than allow godly parents to nurture young plants that will in time, become the Lord’s oak trees.

Gay Marriage – how should we respond?

So what ought we to do in the face of the likely introduction of gay marriage? Here are some suggestions by FIEC National Director, John Stevens from an article he has written here:

1. We ought to anticipate that gay marriage will be introduced
2. We need to face up to the reality that we are not a “Christian” country
3. We need to take a long-term perspective
4. We need to stand firm on the biblical teaching about homosexuality
5. We need to exercise biblical church discipline against those who support sexual sin and refuse to repent
6. We have no option but to practice civil disobedience
7. We should expect that we will face criticism, investigation and persecution
8. We need to take pre-emptive action to protect our churches against potential threats
9. We need to speak prophetically to our nation about the reality of sin and the coming judgement of God
10. We need to be committed to the work of prayer and evangelism