Thursday, January 19, 2006

"These days I judge all of my actions by my relationship with God of my understanding."

That's actor Chad Allen, star of "End of the Spear," on "Larry King Live" this past Tuesday, talking in response to a caller who asked , "Chad, by whose standard do you think that it's right to live the way you have chosen to live?"

Chad was on the show with Dr. Al Mohler (president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), Guy Padgett (openly gay former mayor of Casper, Wyoming - he's now on the city council), and Janet Parshall (a conservative radio host). They were discussing gay marriage, especially in light of the film "Brokeback Mountain." The transcript of the show is here.

Tim Challies has more here.

I think that Dr. Mohler and Ms. Parshall did very well in defending a biblical position on marriage and humanity's need for the Saviour. I thought it interesting that two younger persons were picked who take the pro-homosexuality (and pro-gay marriage) position, and two older persons were picked who take the anti- position. By asking Mr. Allen and Mr. Padgett on the show, it almost seemed that the producers were trying to suggest the idea of we're young, so we have much more progressive and enlightened ideas than these older people who are so stuck in the past and whose views are way too conservative and outmoded for our generation. It would have been a more interesting hour if there had also been a gay person who is against gay marriage (my wife works with one such person).

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