Interesting article on gay 'marriage' from Rex Ahdar, law professor at Otago University in New Zealand

OPINION: It is an empty argument to say that gay couples deserve equal legal recognition, Rex Ahdar says.

The catchcry of same-sex marriage proponents is "equality": gay couples have a right to equal treatment and to deny them legal marriage is blatant discrimination.

Yet this claim deflects attention from the real issue: what is the true nature of marriage?

Two rival visions jostle for supremacy. The conjugal model says marriage is a lifelong union between a man and a woman. The partnership model says marriage is a contract between committed loving couples.

Rebuking sin and having compassion

In response to a post on Facebook with this picture featuring these words,

True Christians rebuke sin and expose it.
False Christians practice sin and defend it.
A friend of the world is the enemy of God
James 4:4

I commented:

Not sure that's a valid dichotomy, Jason. There's more to this than meets the eye. The Bible also says that love covers over a multitude of sins. Jesus himself said that people would know us by our love, not how well we rebuke sin.

Rules of discussion

There was a post on Google plus which had a flowchart about rules of discussions. This is my response;

All the above flow chart does is set out one person's view of what discussion is, and it is, on it's own terms, not to be discussed! No alternative view of a discussion is allowed. In fact I reckon the form of the above discussion is both sterile and open to bullying by the most intellectually able or the one who can quote the most 'reasonable evidence'. In fact, the more I think about it the more it resembles intellectual bullying.

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