Recently the Supreme Court of the United States issued a very significant decision widely known as Obergefell. In that 5–4 ruling, writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy argued that same-sex marriage is protected under the 14th Amendment, which was ratified after the American Civil War to guarantee the rights of those freedom had been won by the civil war. There were several strong worded dissenting opinions, however, issued by 4 of the justices, so however settled the law may be for now, the debate continues, even on the court. Obergefell is likely to have ramifications for the way Christians live in a largely non-Christian society, how they conduct business, how schools operate, and even what churches are free to do.
David VanDrunen joined us for this two-part series to help us think through some of the implications of this decision. He is a law school graduate and the Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California. He’s the author of, co-editor, and contributor to several books including, Living in God’s Two Kingdoms.
This is part two of a two-part interview. Here is the episode.
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