I drove by yet another group of people today that were holding up the infamous “Protect Marriage: Vote YES on Prop. 8” signs in the name of Jesus. I must say that I’m a wee bit flustered. I understand that the Bible speaks of marriage being between one man and one woman and I understand that this would lead you to vote yes on Prop. 8 but please stop ruining the opportunity to have a civil conversation with someone who opposes the proposition.
And please don’t feel like the battle has been won if Prop. 8 does end up passing. The truth is, people are still living in sin and need the love of Jesus. Let’s stop focusing all of our energy on picketing Prop. 8 and funnel it toward a conversation regarding how we are going to love gay people and share Jesus with them. More will be accomplished this way than if any law is ever passed.
Laws don’t change people’s hearts.
And what about poverty? Do we not care enough about poor people to picket on their behalf?
Why does gay marriage have to be the one issue that the church feels strongly enough to picket?
I’m sick of it…