Paper on churches withdrawing from marriage if same sex marriage is introduced

We had what seemed to be a very well-received conference on Religious Freedom in a Multicultural World on Friday; we hope to make audio and possibly some video available soon, which I will mention here. In the meantime, for those who are interested, the paper I presented is available here. I hasten to add that regular readers of this blog will experience, as the recently deceased Yogi Berra used to say, “deja vu all over again”, because much of the content was taken from some blog posts and interaction with my friend John McClean. But I have added some more material at the beginning setting the scene, and hopefully bringing it all together into one spot will be useful.

More on withdrawal of churches from solemnising marriage

My friend Dr John McClean has posted a thoughtful response to my previous post on this topic; John’s response can be read here. I will have my own response once I have had a chance to think it over, but in the meantime I recommend it to those who are interested in this “internal” debate among those concerned about the consequences of same sex marriage from a shared commitment to the truth of the Bible.