Acting far beyond their expertise and wisdom, earlier this week Illinois’ elected representatives voted to redefine marriage. Of course, this sentimental but misguided action will do nothing to change real marriage (which is only between a man and a woman), but the consequences for children and religious liberty will be with us far into the future.

And of course those who will suffer the worst consequences are homosexuals themselves, who are working overtime to convince others (and themselves?) that homosexual relationships are “normal.” They’re not. No matter how many laws are passed, no matter how many parades are held, homosexuality does not now and cannot ever represent God’s best for human flourishing.

That’s not hate speech, just a fact. May Christians live out the gospel with grace and truth in the coming days.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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