Elton John Doesn’t Believe in Gay Marriage

By Andy Kropa, AP - from the USA Today
By Andy Kropa, AP – from the USA Today

I blogged my thoughts regarding gay marriage a couple of months ago and was shocked when I read in the USA Today that Elton John agreed with me. You can read the article here. Here is an excerpt from the article.

“I don’t want to be married. I’m very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership,” John says. “The word ‘marriage,’ I think, puts a lot of people off.

“You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships.”

The whole point in my blog post is that marriage is a religious institution whereas civil unions are a governmental one. So let the two of them be separate but require all heterosexual couples and homosexual couples to have to have a civil union, and let the churches do marriages. I believe that it is the only fair way to handle this situation in a country that has freedoms.

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband to Kim, father to Hannah & Caleb, and the connections pastor at The River Church. The thoughts expressed here are my own and not The River Church's.

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