Media Round-up of Kentucky Gay Marriage Ruling

By Richard Nelson

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February 13, 2014

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From CN2: Mix of emotional and cautious reactions to federal judge's opinion on Ky. same sex marriage ban

Politico: Kentucky gay marriage: Judge says state must recognize gay marriages performed in other states

From Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: 

The Other Shoe Drops in Kentucky: Federal Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in the Commonwealth

According to Mohler,

Christians who affirm the biblical understanding of marriage as the union of a man and woman must now recognize that we can no longer count upon the government and its laws to reflect that understanding. Even the proponents of same-sex marriage must surely recognize the radical legal and moral shift in Western civilization and human history this change implies. Christians understand that marriage is one of God’s greatest gifts to humanity and that marriage, as defined by the Creator, is fundamental to human flourishing.

We now know that the government cannot be counted on to affirm this message. As a matter of fact, we have to face the reality that the government — even in the Commonwealth of Kentucky — may teach a radically different message through its laws. But the real question for Christians is not whether the government gets the question of marriage right, but if we do. In the grand scheme of things, that is the Church’s real challenge.

 

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