Talk

Responding to Same-Sex Marriage with Grace and Truth

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Pasi Turunen has written a book on same-sex marriage and debated the issue defending traditional man-woman marriage nationwide in secular TV and radio. He knows from experience that good arguments are important, but arguments alone are not enough. In addition to good preparation you need to know how to present your case in a winsome manner and know how TV and radio differ as media platforms. You also need to know how to maneuver through the minefield of red herrings, mischaracterization, and personal attacks. How can you as a Christian make a case for traditional marriage in a cultural context that could not care less about what Christianity says about marriage? How would you respond with grace and truth to a personal challenge that asks: “What would you say if your own child came to you and said he/she is gay and wants to marry?” Pasi was one of the leading figures in Finland to spearhead the national campaign that collected almost 107,000 signatures in six months for an initiative that aims to repeal the same-sex marriage bill in the Finnish parliament.