2) Missionaries and Same-SexMarriage

Same-sex marriage raises both religious and cultural issues for cross-cultural workers. Those issues may be quite different depending on whether or not homosexual behavior is a crime in the host country. This article provides information to help such workers consider the issues they face as they decide what to do, and it can be downloaded as a pdf and printed to distribute to others. In addition, this website has aritcles about more than 100 other issues as well as 16 books available to download free of charge as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files for your computer and as .mobi or .epub files for your Kindle or Nook.

http://www.missionarycare.com/brochures/br_same-sex-marriage.htm

3 Responses to 2) Missionaries and Same-SexMarriage
  1. s Reply

    I am disappointed to hear that you are actually promoting same-gender marriage, especially in the context of missions. This is a clear violation of Scripture, and most of those who identify as Christians would agree with this. This is the first time I have noticed such an extreme liberal idea posted on Brigada. Have there been any changes in how it is run???

    • Editor Reply

      Whoa. Did we unintentionally imply we were promoting anything? All we did was provide a link to a book. To my knowledge, however, the book does not promote same gender marriage. It merely helps cross-cultural workers sort out how to treat those who DO choose to support this practice.

  2. David Duncan Reply

    I have worked to clarify the difference between a civil contract and a spiritual covenant. Sadly, marriage in the US has become much more of a revocable contract than a covenant relationship among a man, a woman and God. I agree with the writer that realizing that we cannot stop civil contracts does not mean that we endorse them from a spiritual perspective.

    On the other hand, we are more likely to draw them to our way of thinking by engaging them in relationship so that we can invite them to see morality through the eyes of a loving God whose moral standards are not arbitrary but are templates for a just and holy society.

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