On the bus ride into work this morning, I noticed an interesting sermon listing on the billboard for the local Calvary Church. The upcoming sermon is "God's Word on Same Sex Marriages". Now, being the inquisitive person I am, I wanted to know their stance. Naively, I thought that this would be one of the churches that has embraced ALL of their members, and preaches love and tolerance. It is not. According to the Calvary Chapel's "beliefs" page they are quite against same sex marriage. Not only are they against it, they use 2 of their 18 talking points--more than ten percent--to speak against same sex marriages.
One statement about love, two against homosexuality... They have wonderful priorities!
The interesting thing is that as I was researching the Calvary's position, a nice-seeming gentleman who was peeking over my shoulder asked me what I was doing. I explained that I had seen the billboard, and was interested in what the church thought. Luckily, he corrected me, and explained that it is not what the church thought, and that it was actually God's word.