Good, Bad, Complicated

Heart-to-Hartley

Last Friday, June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court made history in a controversial 5-4 ruling that declared all state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in all fifty states.  It would be an understatement to say that for the American public, emotions ran high.

As a committed believer who holds to the traditional, historical Christian teaching on sexuality, but who is also exclusively attracted to the same sex (celibate gay Christian, for short), it has been incredibly difficult to sort out my thoughts and feelings regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday.

On the one hand, I can totally empathize with my gay and lesbian friends who view this ruling as a major victory, finally being able to have their genuine love for one another protected by the law. Coming to the end of a long struggle for marriage equality, and experiencing the freedom that comes along with…

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