In my previous entry, I referenced to the Coeur d'Alene, ID, law requiring the owners of a small wedding chapel to perform same-sex marriages or face jail time and fines.
On Monday, October 20, the Washington Times reported, quoting from the Daily Signal, "The Knapps [owners of the Hitching Post wedding chapel] face a 180-day jail term and a $1,000 fine for each day they decline to celebrate the same-sex wedding."
Theological shock waves have ripped through my social medial circles and through the congregation I serve in the past two weeks. At the center of the conversation, homosexuality. Though in years past many may have considered homosexuality a taboo topic, it is now front and center in society and has a growing audience in the church demanding a response.
These past couple of weeks, there are three stories that have specifically garnered attention that I would like to briefly address: In Houston, subpoenas issued for pastor's sermons regarding gay rights/marriage; Idaho, ministers must celebrate same-sex marriage or go to jail with fines; PUC, new chaplain for the college, Jonathan Henderson preaches, "Adam and Steve." The last seems to be of most interest, so I'll start there.