What Would Jesus Do If Invited to a Gay Wedding?

Jul 31, 2011 Full story: johnshore.com 8,576

I’ve recently been invited to a couple of gay weddings. So — what with being Christian and all — I asked myself the famous, “What would Jesus do?” (Which I don’t too often ask myself, actually, since Jesus could, for instance, raise people from the dead and turn water into wine, whereas I can barely drag myself out of bed in the morning and/or turn water into coffee. Safe to say many of His options are none of mine.)

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#1 Jul 31, 2011
Wonderful essay!(applause)
gwminsd

Poway, CA

#2 Jul 31, 2011
He'd bring the wine.

Since: Mar 07

United States

#3 Aug 1, 2011
WWJD?

Conduct the service Himself.

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Toronto, ON, Canada

#4 Aug 1, 2011
Be invisible as Jesus is a fictional person.

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Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#5 Aug 1, 2011
Actually, there are eleven commandments, and the first, according to Jesus, was to love others as yourself. I notice whenever I see them posted, that His commandment, which He says is #1, is never on the list. Odd, wouldn't you say?

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#6 Aug 1, 2011
Ah, the Pharisees who were from the church at Rome. Today these Pharisees are very well known as the catholic's. The only difference between the Pharisees of that time and the Pharisees of today is that they no longer have the right to put people in prison or murder them, that we know of.

It will be interesting how the trolls will respond to this article. Will they ignore this one or will they make an attempt to twist and distort?

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#7 Aug 1, 2011
JohnInToronto wrote:
Be invisible as Jesus is a fictional person.
It makes no difference if Jesus is fictional or not. Religion does not follow what they hold so high in there own lives what is written about their supposed savior. Religion preaches that their bible and god is above secular law in the U.S., the Pharisees had this belief. What the author is pointing out and is the main focus here is that they do not even come close to following what there savior teaches. They are all hypocrites then and today.

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#8 Aug 1, 2011
Jalene in the wild wrote:
Ah, the Pharisees who were from the church at Rome. Today these Pharisees are very well known as the catholic's. The only difference between the Pharisees of that time and the Pharisees of today is that they no longer have the right to put people in prison or murder them, that we know of.
It will be interesting how the trolls will respond to this article. Will they ignore this one or will they make an attempt to twist and distort?
Actually, the RCC is more like the Sadducees who were the temple/sacrifice cult with priests and rituals and stuff. The Pharisees are more like modern protestants with their idolatry of a book and rules, their social order, and their ministers (rabbis).
Bob

Houston, TX

#9 Aug 1, 2011
He would probably glady go and his hateful followers would probably stone him on the way into the ceremony.

“Church | | State”

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Toby's Landing

#10 Aug 1, 2011
gwminsd wrote:
He'd bring the wine.
Actually, he'd MAKE the wine :-)

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#11 Aug 1, 2011
snyper wrote:
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Actually, the RCC is more like the Sadducees who were the temple/sacrifice cult with priests and rituals and stuff. The Pharisees are more like modern protestants with their idolatry of a book and rules, their social order, and their ministers (rabbis).
The RCC has taken on many attributes of other religions over the centuries but the RCC of today is the exact same church of Rome "Pharisees" that is written about in the bible.
JLC

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#12 Aug 1, 2011
JohnInToronto wrote:
Be invisible as Jesus is a fictional person.
Truly curious as to how you've decided that Jesus is fictional?

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#13 Aug 1, 2011
JohnInToronto wrote:
Be invisible as Jesus is a fictional person.
Jesus Of Nazareth was nt a fictional person. His existence is attested to by contemporaneous sources outside of the bible.

Whether He was the Son Of God is a matter of one's n conscience and faith. But the fact that he existed is not disputed by secular scholars.

To those who refuse to believe in Him, you will get exactly what you so fervently wish for after you die. Which is...... NOTHING.

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#14 Aug 1, 2011
Jesus would remind us to love one another as He loves us. In modern language he would say, "This is what I'm talkin' about" and then toast the couple with a glass of his fine wine.

“Queer love is here to stay.”

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#15 Aug 1, 2011
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, the RCC is more like the Sadducees who were the temple/sacrifice cult with priests and rituals and stuff. The Pharisees are more like modern protestants with their idolatry of a book and rules, their social order, and their ministers (rabbis).
Hey, Snyper, watch that.! Your post is really pretty offensive, at least to this Rabbinical student.

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#16 Aug 1, 2011
The comments accompanying the original article are very telling; for the most part, re-hashing all the same tired "biblical" arguments against homosexuality. It is always amazing to see how indoctrinated people are in their belief system...

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#17 Aug 1, 2011
Fred ABQ wrote:
<quoted text> Jesus Of Nazareth was nt a fictional person. His existence is attested to by contemporaneous sources outside of the bible.
Whether He was the Son Of God is a matter of one's n conscience and faith. But the fact that he existed is not disputed by secular scholars.
To those who refuse to believe in Him, you will get exactly what you so fervently wish for after you die. Which is...... NOTHING.
I've never seen any sources outside of the bible that talks about Jesus. I would find it interesting to read about them. Do you have any links to where you got your information?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#18 Aug 1, 2011
Jalene in the wild wrote:
Ah, the Pharisees who were from the church at Rome. Today these Pharisees are very well known as the catholic's. The only difference between the Pharisees of that time and the Pharisees of today is that they no longer have the right to put people in prison or murder them, that we know of.
It will be interesting how the trolls will respond to this article. Will they ignore this one or will they make an attempt to twist and distort?
The mormons put people in prison for kissing
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The mormon 'church' owns a bunch of handcuffs they slap on innocent people who aren't even 'church' members right here in America today
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It would be telling to discover 'Property of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints LLC' engraved on those handcuffs
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Jesus would do some serious table tossing if he entered a mormon 'temple'
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#19 Aug 1, 2011
Jesus would do the same thing he has done for thousands of years at gay weddings
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Jesus is the Tie that Binds
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We even have pictures of Jesus binding two men
http://www.traviseneix.com/when-same-sex-marr...
Harry

Bellefontaine, OH

#20 Aug 1, 2011
I think He would say it isn't a marriage taking place:

Behold the words of Jesus:

“Haven’t you read,” he replied,“that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] 5 and said,‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

7 “Why then,” they asked,“did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”

8 Jesus replied,“Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. 9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

10 The disciples said to him,“If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”

11 Jesus replied,“Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

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