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Brad Pitt on Good Society

On the issue of legalizing same-sex marriage, even Christians who agree that it is wrong differ about whether Christians should make it a political issue. Whether legalizing same-sex marriage is an important political issue to you or not, the beliefs that are used to argue for it should matter deeply to you. No matter what our society decides on this and other issues, when an unbiblical belief works its way into the foundation of your personal morality, it can lay the groundwork for wrong living in many ways.

In September of 2008, Brad Pitt put into words the arguments that many use to justify legalizing same-sex marriage. He was explaining why he had just donated $100,000 to fight California's November ballot initiative that would overturn the state Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. On first hearing, Pitt's three reasons for legalizing same-sex marriage sound completely fair and right. Here is what he said:

Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another, and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8.

Again, we should be concerned about the laws of our society and the effect they have on everyone directly and indirectly, but we should be just as concerned about the beliefs that we may unwittingly adopt. Are Brad Pitt's beliefs true without any qualification? Is he partly right and partly wrong? And what does the Bible say about these beliefs?

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