Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"But the greatest of these is love...."

Here's an interesting table from Wikipedia:
Legal recognition of
same-sex relationships
South Africa
United Kingdom:
· England & Wales
United States:
· CA, CT, DE, DC,
· HI, IL, IA, ME, MD,
· MA, MN, NH, NJ,
· NM (8 counties),2
· NY, RI, VT, WA,
· 8 tribes
 Not yet in effect
  1. Valid in all 31 states
  2. No statewide law governs same-sex marriage; counties issue under their own volition or court order
  3. If performed in the Netherlands
LGBT portal

So, what stands out here?   Don't we think it's pretty interesting that with one exception, all of the nations on this chart are or were part of Christendom? 

This is the table for Civil Partnerships:

It seems as though the culture has taken in the teaching about the highest Christian value, and taken it seriously - even as the church itself has forgotten it completely.   And I think it really has - particularly, as far as I can tell, in America.

Perhaps it's time for the church to take a long, hard, truthful look at itself, and to wonder why it's become so angry, and so unable to love.....

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