Sometimes it’s shocking to realize how far apart you are in your thinking from people who used to be friends.
I haven’t read World magazine in a long time. Occasionally people point me to an article that actually is worth reading but those times have grown to be fewer and fewer over the years. Doug Wilson just pointed out another reason why World can safely be ignored.
The article by Megan Dunham shows what happens when you actually listen to and take seriously the nightly news and opinion shows:
For the longest time I’ve struggled to put my finger on just what I believe about homosexuality and whether or not same-sex marriages should be allowed. Five years ago, I think I would have come down pretty solid on the line of “absolutely not”—under no circumstance should this mockery of what God ordained as union between one man and one woman be given the same status.
I’m not sure I can say that anymore. . . . Because of my Christian worldview, I do not agree with the practice of homosexuality, but I do not expect the government or most of our country or world to share that view.
Sadly, I think this reflects the views of the majority of evangelicals. Too bad. Jesus is Lord, we sing. But apparently being the King of kings and Lord of lords doesn’t mean as much as we used to think it did. I remember a time when evangelicals believed that the command God gives to all kings and rulers to bow down and serve His Son should actually be obeyed by earthly kings and rulers — all of them.
But Megan has now learned not to expect that anymore. We’re not told why.
And, apparently, World magazine agrees.
And that’s too bad in every way.