The British government has just today backed legislation for gay marriage in the UK, which prompted a rather heated debate around the family dinner table.
I am very concerned because my 22 year old son has come out in favour of this, and says I am a bigot, homophobic, judgemental and prejudiced; that if I was a Christian, I should live and let live; that gays have the same rights as any other person and if I don’t agree with that I am in the wrong. I did my best to defend my position, referring to Biblical quotes and church teaching, but he was having none of it. In fact, he said he’d rather go to hell with the gays for defending their human rights than be a bigoted, judgemental person like me. He said the church has no moral authority any more because of it’s cover up of the sexual abuse of children, and that God made homosexuals.
I don’t know how to make him see reason and I am so worried about him holding these views in direction opposition to the teachings of Christ.
Any advice welcome.