Posted by Pastoral Musings on December 8th, 2008
“A Dutch gay group said Monday it has planned a “Pink Christmas” festival for the first time in Amsterdam, featuring a manger stall with two Josephs and two Marys.”
“ProGay group chairman Frank van Dalen…Van Dalen said it was not intended to be offensive, but was meant as a “wink” at heterosexual assumptions.
“Christmas is about more than religion, it’s also about love and families, not to mention shopping,” he said. ‘Two men or two women can form a family too these days, even one with a child.’ ”
Full story here.
Assumptions? Sigh…theirs is the assumption, or rather, presumption. Biology is still the same; it takes sperm (male) and ova (female) to make a baby. Moral law is still the same; marriage is heterosexual in nature. History is still the same; Jesus had parents who were heterosexual.
One thing must be reckoned with when dealing with this issue. The thing we must reckon with is the reality of history. History does not change. Joseph and Mary were a heterosexual couple. Of course, even better than that, Jesus was not born of their union: Mary was a virgin when she conceived Him. Jesus’ birth was a miracle, not simply the result of procreation.
Tolerance is good, but a line is crossed when one tampers with the holy text of Scripture and true history simply to score points against Christians. The Bible shows us the glory of God, Christian morality, and the way of salvation. It was not given to toss about so carelessly as this.