400 Word Discussion

You have been reading on issues pertaining to same-sex marriage in our culture. In a thoughtful and respectful manner, respond to the following questions:

  1. Christians are called to show compassion and understanding; if it will bring happiness to homosexuals, why should we oppose same-sex marriage?
  2. If you believe same-sex marriage should not be opposed, then explain why not? Use biblical and empirical support for your answer.
  3. How may one stand for something like same-sex marriage without being judgmental? Support your view on the difference between confronting sin and being judgmental using scripture.    

Your thread must reveal an in-depth exploration of the question in a comprehensive answer reflecting specific concepts and principles.