Did you see the mass wedding ceremony on last night’s Grammy Awards show? It was incredible. Tears flowed as a sea of couples got married — straight and gay — during a live performance of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Same Love.
Incredibly bold and beautifully moving. Unforgettable.
As I sat watching, I read a story about some Indiana Republicans who had passed a law criminalizing clergy who marry gay couples.
Now honestly, you have to get the contrast.
The weddings spoke love, acceptance, goodness — the fruit of the Spirit. The criminalizing of clergy spoke fear, control, hate — the opposite of the fruit of the Spirit.
I understand how varied we are as a culture, how many opinions we have. I don’t deny anyone their opinion. Really. But those who claim to represent Christ in such unloving terms really need to seek God specifically, with an open heart, and ask Him how to move forward. Because as it is, they are destroying the testimony of Christ. Their unlovely behavior looks nothing like Jesus, and much more like the religious leaders Jesus condemned.
Please. For the sake of all those you claim to love, take a good hard look at what you’re standing for. Seek God. Err on the side of love. Make a change. Because the world will throw you out as irrelevant, right along with the God you claim to speak for. Please rethink your position. Right now, it is extremely unlovely.