I get that.
But here's something I don't get.
The debate over abortion, capital punishment, civil unions, war in Iraq, etc. also come down to Biblical interpretation and one's understanding of the authority of Scripture.
No one on either side of the debate over these issues is picking their stance willy nilly. We all hold our views because we're convinced that's what Jesus would have us do.
But here's the thing I don't understand.
I don't understand how Biblical interpretation and one's understanding of the authority of Scripture over issues of sexuality is any different than Biblical interpretation and understanding of the authority of Scripture over any of these other issues.
And yet I hear over and over how if the PC(USA) does this or that over the sexuality issues that people are willing to leave the denomination.
Why are we willing to leave the denomination over Biblical interpretation over the sexuality issues and why not the other issues?
What is it about the sexuality debate that's so different than any of these other issues?
I don't get it.