“Talk Truth” Panel Discussion on Same-sex Marriage & Homosexuality

Posted: June 28, 2011 by Brett Kunkle in Do the Right Thing, Events

Here’s a clip from a recent panel I participated in, discussing four issues:  abortion, the economy, the environment, and same-sex marriage.  During this exchange, we’re dealing with same-sex marriage and homosexuality.

  1. Kevin Walker says:

    Job well done Brett. You handled that situation wonderfully. Not sure if I could have performed that well under pressure! Great job.

  2. Sam Harper says:

    That would stress me out. Good job, Brett.

  3. Uli Kunkel says:

    This is a fascinating discussion. Could you please post the rest of it (if you have video of it)? Nicely done, Brett.

  4. graffightx says:

    I’m a pretty big fan of Bill Whittle, but he was completely missing the point :o(

    Bret, I usually take the position that gov’t shouldn’t regulate marriage at all, because it has to get into the messy business of defining it. Since we live in a democracy (though it’s not supposed to be) when Gov’t takes a position on something like marriage then if people decide to change it, then there is not much we can do.

    I’ve been listening to Greg for a while and I think he has a good defense for why same sex marriage should not be legalized. I understand the claim that marriage is not the type of thing that two people of the same sex can even do.

    My issue is, I’m not sure why it matters. Why should the gov’t in particular be in the business of regulating marriage at all?

    I’d be interested in your thoughts on my position :o)

    • Amy Hall says:

      Hi, graffightx. The reason why the government needs to regulate marriage is because it has an interest in stabilizing families for the sake of raising the next generation. The condition of families has all sorts of effects on society. This is why governments have always been involved.

  5. Jae says:

    I have to admit that I found this video to be quite disturbing as it perpetuates, either directly, or indirectly, a discriminatory behavior against a minority justified by the Bible. The Bible should be used to facilitate positive behaviors, not simply condemn what some determine to be negative ones. I believe the homosexual issue has been blown out of proportion, I mean, let’s be real here, homosexuality was SO important to God it didn’t even make it into his top ten. Yes, legislation is the governing of imposed morality but that doesn’t make it right. Homosexuality is not a behavior that harms anyone else and I think we should be focusing on truly harmful behaviors, not isolating people for simply loving someone you think they shouldn’t be loving or affording them the same rights everyone else in America gets. Remember, people used to think people of different races shouldn’t be allowed to marry either…didn’t make it right.

    I am also disheartened by Brett’s position, given that I am a former student of his youth ministry and am homosexual, a situation, whether born with or not, that I cannot control. I have tried to make myself straight to no avail, and I have been forced to turn from the church thanks to attitudes and positions such as these. These positions turn good people away from Christianity.