Separating Church from State in Marriage


Bob Hyatt gets it right, it seems to me…

Win/Win on Same-Sex Marriage


  1. Matt Mitchell on January 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    It seems to me that one of the major reasons for the state to continue to regulate marriage is that it has a key role in regulating other family relationships–especially adoption of and custody of children.

    I admit to not knowing much, but the push for even a “civil-union” answer to this problem will eventually amount to group-union/marriage of multiple people of multiple sexual identities who will vie for adoptions of children into undefined, amorphous, unhealthy “family” systems.

    This may already be happening, for all that I know, but it seems to be one of the problematic ways that this issue is going.

    We’ve talked about this before, but I think that the state has a valid stake in marriage and that we should therefore try to uphold its biblical/traditional forms in that realm (as well as in the church).

  2. Byron on January 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I admit, this is a sticky wicket any way we choose to go. Would I prefer the status quo? Yes. Is that because it’s right, or because it’s comfortable/familiar? Not sure. Will my rooting interest be with maintaining status quo? You betcha. Do I believe my side will prevail in that? I’m extremely doubtful. Where will we be with marriage in 20 years?

    Your guess is about as good as mine…

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