Why do we have to bring facts up in the gay marriage debate? They never help

As academic biblical scholars, we wish to clarify that the biblical texts do not support the frequent claim that marriage between one man and one woman is the only type of marriage deemed acceptable by the Bible’s authors.

via Iowa View: 1 man, 1 woman isn’t the Bible’s only marriage view | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com.

Monogamy is the Church’s teaching, drawn from Scripture.

This goes back to the game the other day… Does Scripture ever explicitly state marriage is to be between one man and one woman? No.

We’d rather have to define marriage first and then decide if it is something we in the modern world can live with, politically speaking.

As for me, I’d rather a Two-Kingdoms approach here, but that’s Luther and Luther is nearly always wrong.

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4 Replies to “Why do we have to bring facts up in the gay marriage debate? They never help”

  1. “Accordingly, we must guard against attempting to use ancient texts to regulate modern ethics and morals, especially those ancient texts whose endorsements of other social institutions, such as slavery, would be universally condemned today, even by the most adherent of Christians.”

    Modern ethics and morals being so sound on their own, I can see why we don’t want to let those musty ancient texts to give us any guidance.

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