This is a pretty big issue to be heterodox on and to be openly promoting that position. But it is really shame on your employers. If they tolerate it, then, well, you are free.
Open your eyes! If bakers and photographers are in the crosshairs, it is only a matter of time until we will be. The lawyer for gay marriage at that last session of the SCOTUS said as much. There is a lull right now after the victory, but the time will come when “bigotry” will not be tolerated. And it is near.
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You still have not given me any valid argument against same-sex marriage other than the “against nature” ritual purity kind of argument. This is because there simply is not an argument that works.
I did answer, and the little story answers as well. The Bible, both OT and NT forbid it, and Paul is adamant. Now you say I have not given an argument. But I have. Joe takes your position and uses it to undermine a forbidden activity he wants to do, and you really don’t have an answer, for you have argued the same way, saying it is an old purity law and not the will of God. You thus undermine scripture. I think as a teacher that is a bad position.
Don’t you think the Joe’s at your school are going to use that tack? You may not be out on a crusade, but your very presence there, and your position on a very controversial and hot topic can not help but promote such a thing. YOU are an endorsement, and your kind gentle mien give you even more credibility. The story shows that a position of acceptance on homosexuality has a direct effect on ALL sexual mores. It can’t be helped.
And the church does not condemn LGBT people because of who they are by nature. But it does condemn giving into that nature. There is a difference.
I sound terrible harsh, and I am sorry. This is such a difficult issue, and it is only going to get more so. I have heard administrators speak of this issue and the trouble it is going to cause. La Sierra takes a very liberal view of this and the creation controversy, and is moving in a direction different from the church. And there is going to be loss if things continue in this trajectory.