SHOULD I ATTEND A SAME-SEX WEDDING?

Probably sooner than later, every Christian must decide whether or not you will attend a same-sex wedding. Those of us who are pastors will also need to be ready to give advice to church members. I’ve chewed this one around, in my own thoughts, with my elder team, and with others. I offer these preliminary thoughts, in the form of Q&A, to help you make your own decision.

So should I attend a same-sex wedding?

There are two competing tensions to reconcile in answering this question:

  1. The fact that you love and care for the person getting “married” means the answer should be “yes.” It is difficult to see how not going to the ceremony demonstrates love and care for the person.

  2. The fact that this is not really a marriage at all means the answer should be “no.” It is difficult to see how going to the ceremony communicates anything other than your approval—so if you don’t approve but go anyway you act dishonestly or with hypocrisy.

READ FULL ARTICLE: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/should-i-attend-a-same-sex-wedding

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