Finally, a helpful insight about the analogy between divorce/remarriage and homosexual practice. Also, see the embedded link to Russell Moore’s fine post.
An article in the Los Angeles Times, written by Randall Balmer, an Episcopal priest, argued this past weekend that since evangelicals have conceded with divorce and remarriage that it’s high time they do the same with homosexuality. It’s not a new argument, and from time to time it gets trotted out as evidence of evangelical hypocrisy. Why, the left asks, do you extend grace and mercy to those who are divorced and yet refuse to do the same to those who are homosexual? After all, they continue, Jesus was very clear about the sinfulness of divorce while saying nothing about homosexuality.
Laying aside, at least here, that at the foundation of this sort of reasoning is this idea that since we excuse one sin we should excuse another, I want to share one way in which I hope Balmer is right, and that those of…
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