- Written by Andy Searles
A Liberating Opportunity?
Why the SCOTUS decision is a gift to the Church of Jesus
On the morning of Friday, June 26th, as our news feeds filled up with the Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage, I was sitting on my couch in a self-imposed time out. I'd recused myself from an event our church had facilitated because of a threat the city received from an atheist group. This group was afraid that I would violate the constitutional separation of church and state. I wasn't going to violate any laws. I was only going to share my love of soccer with some children. Instead of kicking a soccer ball around, all I could do was to kick the court's decision around in my mind.
It took a couple of days, but I began to experience a "what-the-enemy-intended-for-evil-God-intended-for-good-moment". I am quickly coming to the conclusion that the ruling on this unnecessarily polarizing issue of gay marriage, is actually a gift to the church. This isn't an article on the rights, wrongs, and responsibilities that come with human sexuality but an advocacy towards the great opportunity that now lies before the church. It is a call to the church to remember the "hope for which we are called".