a diagram of the same sex marriage debate

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Thursday, December 31st, 2009

a diagram of the same sex marriage debate

i came across this on clinical sexologist becky knight’s twitter (@livingsexuality) and found it intriguing. at first glance, i thought it was a little one-sided, but i then noticed the credit at the bottom which reads, compiled from various facebook polls. that, in and of itself, doesn’t mean a lot, but it is to say that these words and phrases and quotes come from the mouths (um, fingers, i guess…) of real, live actual people. these aren’t just a bunch of assumptions, but actual things taken from facebook users.

so, we can look at this and think it’s unfair or biased. or, we can look at this and see that perception is reality. the debate is often ugly and this diagram represents that. as christians, we need to take a long, hard look at this and see that most of the debate centers around biblical proof-texting and unfounded/unfair assumptions about god. so, whether you agree or disagree with same sex marriage, it’s worth taking an honest look and asking yourself how you will choose to respond to this “debate.”

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