Social media blew up on Friday with rainbow pictures, hateful words, and a lot of strong opinions around homosexuality and same-sex marriage because of the SCOTUS ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. In the midst of all of the online debating, Scripture has been taken out of context and used on both sides to try to argue about love and our great God. One thing we've learned in watching this is that social media is a great place to insert your opinion, but not a great place to resolve conflict.
Most of us would agree that our hearts and views are rarely, if ever, changed from 140 characters or a one-line response left to be interpreted by the masses. With that in mind, we hope that these three resources will be helpful for everyone, whether you are a Christian, non-Christian, homosexual, or heterosexual. Please take the time to watch these, and love each other enough to sit down and talk with one another. Seek to listen, understand, and speak truth in love.
Same Sex Bonding by Ricky Chelette (for those identifying as homosexual)
Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage: An Apology, an Answer & an Assignment by Todd Wagner (for Christians looking for a biblical response to homosexuality)
Same Love by Jonathan Pokluda (for anyone looking for a relevant perspective on homosexuality)
(With help from Ally Wall)