Gay Marriage at the National Cathedral

Is it a surprising sign of the times, or just plain predictable? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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Earlier this month, the Episcopal diocese of Washington D.C. announced it would begin holding same-sex “wedding” ceremonies at the National Cathedral, the place has served as our country’s central religious building for a century.

Is this a huge victory for the gay community? Not really. According to the Huffington Post, the Cathedral and its bishop have wanted to bless homosexual unions for a long time; the appointment of a new dean just gave them to opportunity.

Some may see this as a watershed moment in our nation’s moral decline. Maybe. But this particular story is not a sign that Christians at large have begun to second guess the Scriptural definition of marriage. Most of the Episcopal Church gave up on orthodoxy decades ago.

And their precipitous decline is a lesson for evangelicals considering following cultural fads. Giving up on historic orthodoxy doesn’t make your churches relevant. It only makes them empty. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

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Further Reading

Gay Marriage Victory: Washington National Cathedral To Perform Same-Sex Weddings
Brettt Zongker | Huffington Post | January 09, 2012

Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?
Ross Douthat | The New York Times | July 14, 2012