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Friday, February 21, 2014

On Fairness

Logic: a proper or reasonable way of thinking about or understanding something --- Merriam-Webster Dictionary

It has become an almost daily occurrence: I log on to my computer, only to come across a headlline that leaves me bewildered and a little sad.  The latest entry?  "How Christianity Gave Us Gay Marriage".

Now if the connection hasn't lept to your mind yet, here is how the thinking goes: Christianity is based on an ethic of fairness, and since it would be unfair if gays couldn't marry, a real Christian will embrace gay marriage.

Are we really so intellectually bankrupt?  Does a Christian worldview, concerned as it is with matters of justice, lead us to "marriage equality"? 

By no means.  The question is not are gays being treated unfairly (they are not; gays can already marry in all 50 states).  The question is, rather, is the union of 2 (or more) homosexuals a "marriage"? 

If the Bible is our guide, it's not even a close call.  Marriage is the union of a man and a woman.  It was, and still is, God's idea, and we tinker with it at our peril.

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