Last week's ruling from the Supreme Court on gay marriage must grieve the Lord's heart, as I am sure it does with you and me. This will become the subject of much talk and speculation in the days and weeks ahead by many people. All too often, those talks (either personally or through social media) can produce more heat than light. I believe it is better to have conversations that provide more light than heat!
So when our partners at the National Association of Evangelicals sent out a statement on the subject and the ruling, I wanted to pass it on to you. It strikes a tone for clarity, faithfulness, and compassion that should be of benefit to all our churches and us. It may be found at http://nae.net/god-defined-marriage.
At Yearly Meeting, the delegate packets will have copies of the statements that the Executive Committee and I signed onto, and the brief that NAE asked me to write (that was later shared with the Supreme Court). Along with the statement on the subject in our latest online Faith and Practice in paragraphs 303-306 and 369-371, we have a strong and well thought through place to stand biblically that also guides us to have discussions that are kind and respectful.
I am praying that we will all have conversations with others that will bring together truth and grace.