Over the last few weeks, my social media feeds have been filled with plenty of Christians trying to discern how the church will “respond” to the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.
Most of the responses are based on fear.
Most of the responses belie an “attack and defend” concept of the church.
There are plenty of Christians who think the American church is on the ropes, that we are very close to becoming a persecuted minority. Soon, pastors will be forced to perform weddings they do not agree with, churches will lose their tax exemptions, and perhaps even worse consequences will occur. Cultural influencers publicly cry that there are thousands of pastors willing to “die” for this cause.
And you know what I can now conclusively say?
All of these responses, based on fear, defensively postured, conceptualized as “attack and defend” are kind of pathetic.
And if your church is responding this way, it’s kind of pathetic too.