A letter from a reader, and I wonder what you would advise her?
Hello Dr. McKnight!
I’ve been following your work recently at the recommendation of a friend, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed what I’ve absorbed so far. In fact, I was one of the questioners during the Q&A [at an event I spoke at some time back].
I can only find three clear passages (in Romans, 1 Cor, and 1 Tim) that speak to homosexuality but have no advice in regards of application. Speaking from the New Testament, where is the line drawn when it comes to homosexuals? I have many gay friends and I am constantly finding myself in uncomfortable situations with them and others that I meet. I love these people, I want to love them like Christ does, but I have a predicament.I photograph weddings for a living, with a big emphasis on pure love and creating an everlasting covenant with God. As much as I know it isn’t unrighteous of me to have these friends over for dinner, help them move a couch, or drive them to the airport what I don’t know is if I would be doing something greatly offensive to God if I accepted a wedding request from a gay couple. I currently have a gay friend that has repeatedly stated that when she finds the perfect girl that she is going to have me shoot her wedding. I’m terrified. I don’t know when “providing a service” ends and fully advocating something greatly offensive to God begins. All the information I have sought out on my own has been very ambiguous as I assume nobody wants to speak boldly about this topic given its current political heat.
I don’t know if there is a clear answer to this, but I would be so blessed to have your thoughts on this matter. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and I apologize for the lack of eloquence.
A sister in Christ,