Gay Marriage and Small Groups
I normally use this space to share a thought or a nugget of wisdom that I have picked up along the way, but today I would love to have a discussion. If your small group team has not thought through how to handle the question of homosexuality, then it will have to soon.
The Supreme Court of the United States is deciding right now whether to strike down the Defense Of Family Act or not. Regardless of how they decide this time, as one commentator put it, that ship has sailed.
There will be a gay married couple that will request to be in a young married’s small group at your church.
A gay couple will respond to your pastor’s call for Host group leaders this fall.
You will have to answer some uncomfortable questions.
This is not a discussion about if legalizing gay marriage is right or wrong, but how we are going to respond as community leaders in the church. It would be easy to bury our heads in the sand and pretend it’s not there. But it is. And how we respond communicates to the world.
I would love to hear your thoughts!