News from England is that two clergymen had a marriage-style ceremony in a church, conducted by a third clergyman. There is a major uproar about it, because it shows approval of homosexual, or they call it 'same-sex' marriages.
I'm not going to attack homosexuals. That is not my place. What I will do is recall what the Bible says. It precludes homosexual unions. And if someone wants to say that 'times are changing', the answer to that is: God's word is eternal and unchanging. That is one of the things that makes it so reliable and trustworthy. You know where God stands on any issue by what His Word says. There is no risk of being caught out because it changed when you weren't looking, and you didn't get told in time. So the Scripture does not change to suit social fashion. Society needs to change to honour God's word. Or, if someone does not want to follow God's word, then don't call yourself a Christian. No-one is forced to practice Christianity in western countries today. There is no legal penalty for saying straight out that you do not accept Christian teaching.
So why is it that people want to call themselves Christians, belong to a church, or start what they call a Christian church, and then set aside parts of what the Christian Gospel says? It's senseless. People who do that must want to wear the label 'Christian', and go through some of the observances that go with Christianity, but not stay true to parts of the overall Christian teaching. It's cheating, in other words. Trying to have it all their own way.
Here is an analogy.If I was going to call myself a vegetarian but still eat hamburgers because I wanted to, then I'd be playing silly games with the truth. Vegetarians do NOT eat meat at all.
I'm thankful that whatever makes people feel homosexual did not happen to me. I can't say whether it's a choice or an involuntary thing. I'm just as glad that whatever causes someone to have paedophile impulses did not happen to me. It must be horrific to want to do something your conscience tells you that you should never do. I'm deeply glad that I do NOT have the impulse to force myself on a girl or woman. The idea is vile. I can't tell whether humans are sometimes overcome by their urges or whether they let their impulses go that way. I'm just glad there are SOME evil deeds I never wanted to commit.God will heal people and give them strength to overcome, I trust in that. In any case I don't want to be caught getting self righteous in condemning others, because their is plenty of impurity and imperfection in me. BUT - that is not the same as wanting the church to approve of something I do in order to save me from having to admit I'm wrong. And that's the point here. If you call yourself a Christian, accept what the Christian Gospel teaches. No-one is forced to take up the Word of God, but trying to alter it to suit themselves is utterly dishonest.