Monday, May 11, 2015
Convinced or coerced. . .
Frank Bruni wrote that traditional Christianity – whether among evangelicals, Catholics, or Orthodox – provides the greatest resistance to normalizing homosexuality in the United States in a recent column in the New York Times.
“Homosexuality and Christianity don’t have to be in conflict in any church anywhere,” Bruni insisted. “The continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a decision. It’s a choice. It prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all that has been learned since — as if time had stood still, as if the advances of science and knowledge meant nothing.”
Neuhaus said it best if not first: “Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed.” The growing intolerance of those who claim to be tolerant will soon require Christians to make hard choices. When it will become untenable for the modern age to allow Christians to disagree with the prevailing mantra of full gay acceptance I do not know. But it is coming. And then we will find the reason why rendering unto Caesar and unto God the things that belong to each is not nearly as easy nor as comfortable as other eras may have found it. . .
Kudos to the cartoonist and the Chattanooga Times Free Press. . .