I posted a link to the comic news a few days ago, but today the day after the comic was released many sources have run stories on Northstar’s same-sex wedding. I will be following this story for a few days and then posting quotes from each source next week.
The comic book’s same-sex wedding is certainly reflective of what’s happening in our culture. Our understanding of love, sex, marriage, and homosexuality is all over the place. Differences in understanding and belief run across political, demographic, and geographical lines. It’s complex. And if you’re a parent or youth worker, you also know that differences in belief and opinion run across generational lines. At times, I’m encouraged by the fact that compassion is growing among the younger generations. That compassion, I hope, is spreading into the church. But compassion is blurring with tolerance and acceptance. That’s a trend that’s cause for concern.