While not a laughing matter, I thought about titling this post “Apple is Gay!”, or “Burn the Macbooks!”. But seriously, this from Apple today:
Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employeesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a personÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fundamental rights Ã¢â‚¬â€ including the right to marry Ã¢â‚¬â€ should not be affected by their sexual orientation. Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8.
For those of us in California, Prop 8 is the highly debated proposition that would define marriage as one man and one woman (via a constitutional amendment). Not sure where you stand, but California has been entrenched in this battle for a while now and this Prop would really seal the deal for marriage between man and woman.
Biblically I believe the definition is correct; morally, that’s my personal conviction. The ramifications of busting open the doors on marriage are scary. Yet I just heard a sad story of someone who lost their “life partner” who was a police officer. Now they have nothing because of the laws of our land. So if we are going to impose this prop, the church better get busy meeting the needs of people like this.
And it goes without saying that this is my personal conviction and has not reflection of my church.
Do you think it’s governments role to define marriage? Again, is it our responsibility as Christians to make that our agenda? Am I getting myself into hot water? Tough times.