Local paper–Two views on the same-sex marriage debate

Editor’s Note: The gay marriage debate has reached an apex nationally as the U.S. Supreme Court considers two cases that could expand the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples and extend a large set of rights, benefits and privileges to such couples. The court’s decisions are expected this summer. In the meantime, The Post and Courier has invited two local clergy to share their views on the matter.

Read them both.


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2 comments on “Local paper–Two views on the same-sex marriage debate

  1. Jim the Puritan says:

    Well, I guess I am just one of those awful “fundamentalists.”

  2. upnorfjoel says:

    Rev. Williams: “Christians can extend the love of God…..”
    No they can’t. The love of God is already unlimited and immeasurable towards all human beings without regard to anything we are, or anything that we do ….and that includes sexual orientation and any sinful behavior that comes from that, including homosexuality.
    But in regards to our love for each other, the most tiring and inacurate charge which continually comes from the revisionist side is that if conservatives in the church can’t (or won’t) accept gay “marriage”, then that can only mean that we can’t (or won’t) love them. This is the great falsehood with which they use to impart guilt and doubt upon the other side. In his editorial here the good reverend makes his case from the same worn out position.
    But the most glaring problem with his argument is his total lack of understanding the definition of “procreation”. And if you can’t define that, then no wonder you can’t define marriage.