RECENT  POSTS:  » Add 'professional advocate for anti-gay scouting' to list of bygone career choices » NOM to lasso the White House with a rosary. Or something. » NOM's new plan? To beat up its org-crushing loss until it becomes a win. » By the time you read this headline, we'll be ten more seconds beyond stagnant anti-gay 'culture wars' » Video: America cannot wait—to purchase American Family Association radio equipment? Huh?! » Huckabee 2016: 'cause church and state aint gonna marry themselves » EEOC does wonky, under-radar thing that could lay groundwork for definitive nondiscrimination protections » Maggie Gallagher, now that you've lost on marriage, might you lose these deceptive ways as well? » Crowdfunding discriminatory business owners: Perfect statement on anti-gay movement's current affairs » The religious anti-gay crowd: They never understood the marriage fight; now they don't understand their loss  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

06/10/2013

Illinois' anti-gay 'family' group posts truly vicious column; tells gays to divorce, repent

by Jeremy Hooper

Feeling self-satisfied by a state marriage bill that failed to come to a vote, the Illinois Family Institute is now working to deny that civil marriages even exist for same-sex couples, and is calling on those in currently legal marriages to break their relationships and "repent." Happy Pride Month!

This call comes via a column penned by noted evangelical John Piper, which the IFI is heavily promoting on its site. In said column, Piper reduces gay people to having "same-sex attraction" that "is a brokenness that is part of humanity’s fallen condition," claims that there's no such thing as a marriage between a same-sex couple and that states that say otherwise are engaging in a "prostitution of language," and encourages his supporters to guide gay people through a process of divorcing ours spouses and "repenting." I'm not being facetious with that last line—Piper seriously lays out a thirteen-point plan for how his side can "lead us out" of our marriages and our orientations.

It's truly disturbing stuff that, for a married man like myself, sounds like a battle plan for war against my family. And the IFI, the group most fully working against the marriage bill in Springfield, is promoting this view!! See link:

Screen Shot 2013-06-10 At 8.37.25 AmOne of the sweet advantages of insisting that there is no such thing as same-sex “marriage” is that there is therefore also no such thing as same-sex “divorce.” In the days ahead, this will be very good news for many who repent.
KEEP READING: When Two So-Called “Married” Women (or Men) Repent [John Piper via IFI]

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails