As many of you who are members of our congregation know, the United Church of Christ was the first mainline Protestant denomination to affirm and support gay marriage. While many within our denomination understand the significance of this action, there are still many outside of it who are being confronted about this issue given recent political conversations about it.
Just turn on the television and watch CNN or Larry King and you'll hear folks saying that any support of gay marriage will lead our country to ruin, destroy traditional marriage, or lead to the legalization of pedophilia and bestiality.
Many of our members have friends and family members who do not support gay marriage because they respond to the fear tactics of those opposed to it. But fear not, gentle reader, here is a video with talking points that can aid you in responding to those who are either sincere in their desire to understand the gay marriage issue or who are ignorant and do not really understand that society will not collapse nor will traditional marriages destruct.