David Brody, the Chief Political Correspondent for Pat Robertson's CBN News, posted a short video clip on his blog today featuring Christian author and speaker Os Guinness discussing how Christians should respond to the push for marriage equality.
Brody, who laughably considers himself to be a "neutral political observer," highly recommended Guinness' suggestions about "what Christians need to do when it comes to fighting back against the increasing acceptance of homosexuality in American culture," saying that the video was "very enlightening," so we decided to take a look.
After stating that Christians need to show love to gays just as they do to people who are in prison, Guinness asserted that it is imperative that they also start putting forth "positive arguments" explaining why homosexuality is bad for the people involved as well as for society as a whole.
As an example of the sort of convincing argument that he thinks is going to turn the tide in their favor, Guinness claimed that societies that have a "high view of homosexuality" tend to also "have a very low view of women," like in ancient Sparta.
"A lot of people who advocate the Spartan culture; homosexuals, lesbians, gays, and so on," Guinness said, "they forget Sparta was strong on homosexuals but it was very bad on women. And many of the cultures where you have a high view of homosexuality have a very low view of women. And women whom we love and feminists who we appreciate; do they realize what they're choosing?"
Again, let us note that Guinness thinks that this is an example of the sort of "positive argument" that anti-gay Christians can use to "win people's hearts and minds."
Good luck with that.