What would you do Wednesday!
I don’t know any Christians who have faced today’s scenario of being invited to their gay son’s same-sex wedding. However, I’m sure there will be Christians who have and who will face such a dilemma.
So let’s think about it….
You are a Christian who believes that marriage is something only between people of the opposite sex. You raised your three kids with this belief about marriage. This is the position on marriage from both the Bible and from a natural law perspective.
Not only have you taught you kids that same-sex marriage is actually an attempt to wrongly redefine marriage, but you have taught them that homosexual activity is another form of sexual immorality condemned by God. Persons involved in such activity need to seek forgiveness from God by way of repentance.
You have also taught that Christians are to – hate the sin and love the sinner – which is acted out by calling people to repentance.
A real dilemma came the day one of your sons confessed that he was gay. When your son told you he was gay you still loved him, but you still loved God more. So, you expressed your love for him by encouraging him not to engage in homosexual activity explaining that such temptations are not sin, but acting on them are.
Your son stayed celibate until his last year away at college. While attending his college graduation you inevitably met his boyfriend.
Then, two months later you receive a letter and a wedding invitation from your son. He was not able to tell you in person that his boyfriend was actually his fiancée (he lives in a state where same-sex marriage is legal).
Your son invites you to his same-sex wedding and wants you to walk him down the aisle.
What would you do?
- Attend and grant his wish because he’s your son.
- Attend, but don’t walk him down the aisle.
- Decline explaining that you love him, but God must come first.
- Get the family together and plan to boycott the wedding.