The American Decency Association, a ragtag bunch of Christian theocrats with a P.O. Box about an hour away from where I live, has gone full-on fascist in its latest missive, saying that homosexuality — and gossiping, weirdly — “deserve the death penalty.”
What Gobry hints at and Dr. Mohler affirms is that the basis of our sexual ethic is not simply church tradition; it is scripture itself. We aren’t just defending marriage – whether we call it natural marriage or traditional marriage or Biblical marriage – because it’s the way we’ve always done things. We have a much more firm foundation than tradition. We affirm marriage in the way that God himself intended it.The church is not a Christian congress or Supreme Court. The laws of God cannot be overruled or deemed unconstitutional.
Of course, we ALL break those laws and being a homosexual doesn’t make a man a sinner any more or less than being a gossip. Both crimes deserve the death penalty, and only the one who relies on the righteousness of Christ can escape it.
These are the same people, of course, that scream TYRANNY when they aren’t allowed to force kids to recite Christian prayers. But killing gay people? That’s apparently part of their “freedom” too.