I have been asked by one of you if I can write about same sex marriage. I am not sure if this counts, but I am going to write about why I avoid writing about same sex marriage. The reason is simply this: I have deep concerns with the way homosexuality has come to dominate public conversations about Christianity.
You see, homosexuality is not a dominant concern for me. Nor do I think it should be. And the best way I can demonstrate this is by not writing about it. Some of you may object, “But the prophets talked about it!” Sure, that’s true, but they talked about many things and homosexuality was just one of them. They never used it to define orthodoxy, they never made it so central.
So, I think others have said enough without me much adding to it. I find public conversations about homosexuality and religion often generate more heat than light and I’m reluctant to add fuel to the fire. I am only writing this publically now because I also avoid turning down a direct request.
So, what’s my position? No one is good except God alone. I welcome you as God welcomes me. Maybe that’s too double-sided for some of you. For me that’s just the way the Way is.