Witnessing to People with SSA

Editor’s Note: Questions about homosexuality and how to address them often come up in marriage discussions. The interview of Father Paul Check, executive director of Courage International, may be helpful background for handling these situations.

Father Check discusses the perceptual conflict caused by reaching out to people with same-sex attraction while on the other hand opposing “same-sex marriage.” To avoid the mixed messages, we suggest advocating for the only institution that unites kids with their moms and dads, which should be our real motivation for defending and promoting marriage reality. That helps avoid conflict, by expressing what we are for and pointing out that redefining marriage eliminates that sole institution from the law.

How do you address the challenge resulting from people who take a severe attitude engaging others on same-sex issues in the name of “charity?” [Article no longer exists online.]