Apples and oranges. I think gay and straight people alike have never argued over whether adultery was wrong, and the Bible is far more clear on that matter. You're also bringing up a passage that was appended to the earliest scriptural record.The first ministry act Jesus did was confront a samaritan woman with her sexual sin so your statement is pretty absurd. Maybe Jesus would go to gay marriage ceremony, but if he did I don't think he would keep his opinions to himself.
Way to conveniently quote / misframe.Fun guy to have at a party! Pointing out everyone's sexual sin!
Jesus spent time with prostitutes and taxmen because THEY WERE SINNERS not because they were being unfairly called sinners (though their treatment might have been hypocritical).
1. The passage isn't about a party, it was a one-on-one private encounter with a Gentile.
2. She specifically was asking him about salvation.
3. He mentions adultery.
The only party I remember Jesus rudely interrupting was all the religious folks bilking people in the temple out of their money to get blessings from God. (Hmmm. Might be a comparison to megachurches there.)
When you are ready:
1. Bring up some passages where Jesus criticized gay people for being in a homosexual union. (There's been some discussion that the servant that the soldier wanted Jesus to heal was part of such a liaison, but of course Jesus didn't bring up anything there. That's the only one I'm aware of.)
2. Compare for me the amount of times Jesus chewed up religious judgment/hyporcrisy for the time period's equivalent of US evangelicalism/baptist church, versus the tax collectors he hung out with regularly, and then examine the severity of the language he used to criticize each.
Honestly, they don't give a shit if you guys run up and give them great big hugs and invite them over for dinner and play football with them and make them your godparents -- that's what "acceptance" would be. You're not even required to say, "I believe gay marriage is fine."
They just don't want to be treated as lower-class citizens. They want the same protection for their committed partners and for their children and property that het families enjoy. They don't want to be kicked out of restaurants because they happen to show up with their spouse and kids, just because someone assumes they are gay. They want fair housing and job protection. They want to go to the pharmacy and not be denied medicine because someone notices their spouse's name happens to seem same-sex.
Meanwhile, you guys are fighting a turf war to protect the entitlements you've owned for decades and forgetting that, realistically, even the original disciples were being put to death and dying for the Gospel because it was the most important thing in their lives -- they weren't dying to impose laws on others or even to protect themselves, they were dying to talk about Jesus and salvation. You spend so much time fighting gay marriage that your entire witness is being shot to hell, where if you were following your holy books you'd be willing to suffer a bit if it gives people a clearer picture of Jesus. Instead, you're totally willing to give Jesus a bad name in order to protect your own turf and keep your lives as comfortable as they've always been.
Yeah, it's scary when the world changes around you. This is no longer a Christian theocracy, it's a religious pluarism. Step back and get a sense of your priorities, won't you? Do you still think God has power to save in a world where gay marriage exists, or is gay marriage more important than inhospitality, which your allies have just leglislated? All you're doing is making God look even more irrelevant and callous.
It's kind of scary that I can admit I'm no longer orthodox by your standards and be okay with that, but you guys have wandered far off the reservation and don't even know it. That freaks me out.