Sunday, July 1, 2012

Debby Boone's Husband Officiates at Gay Weddings

Singer and actress Debby Boone and her husband Gabriel Ferrer have an open secret (or maybe had a secret is the more appropriate word) from her father, 78-year-old conservative singer Pat Boone -- they both support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Not only that, Gabriel officates at the weddings of gay and lesbian couples, according to National Enquirer reports:

I knew that Debby Boone is a Christian. I assume her husband is. I did a couple quick searches, but couldn't figure out which denomination, if any, they belong to.

Two things impress me here: 1. I'm heartened to hear that this woman of faith supports marriage rights and rites for gay and lesbian couples. 2. I'm super-psyched to learn that Ferrer teamed with my favorite judicial diva, Judge Judy, for one of his high profile gay weddings!


Don Charles said...


Anybody who's a real Christian, one who follows the teachings of Jesus Christ, is going to be OK with secular same-gender marriage. There may be some question about marriages inside the church, but not in the greater society. It's just plain orneriness, to want to impose the laws of Leviticus on people who don't even have the same beliefs as you do.

57 yr. old Catholic Christian man said...

1. If a person believes in and follows the teachings of Jesus Christ, they accept Jesus Christ as Lord.

2. "Homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord."

- Old Testament

3. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."

- Letter to the Hebrews

4. Since Jesus Christ is "the Lord" for the believer, homosexuality is an abomination.

5. Since homosexuality is "an abomination to the Lord", and, since Jesus Christ IS the Lord, homosexuality is an abomination to Jesus Christ.

6. Since homosexuality is an abomination to Jesus Christ, it does not follow that one "who follows the teachings of Jesus Christ" can at the same time "be ok" with secular same-gender marriage.

7. Since Jesus Christ does not teach something that is an abomination to Him, "Secular same-gender marriage" and "the teachings of Jesus Christ" are mutually exclusive.

8. It is, therefore, impossible to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and "be ok" with secular same-gender marriage.

Thank you.

Jon said...

Thanks for the comments "57 yr. old Catholic Christian man." You left two nearly identical comments for me, so I deleted the one. Tip for the future, I work a lot and I have a family. So comments don't always get screened right away.

I understand where your heart is. But I disagree strongly with the assertion that one cannot follow Christ's teachings and approve of same-sex marriages.

But thanks again for your comments. -Jon

Anonymous said...

Jon....thank you for not responding rudely to "57 year old Catholic man". It's so rare to read someone being polite & tolerant of others' beliefs even if they differ from yours. Refreshing!

Jon said...

And thank you for commenting, Anonymous! I do better on some days than others. But I guess we all do. Have a good day! :)

Edgard Abraham Alvarez Muñoz said...

It is a completely contradiction to believe that homosexual attitude can be in accordance with or with the approval of a true Christian. The Bible states is very clear in this aspect: God refers that gay are sinners and if they don't repent they will be condemned for everlasting. That's not a joke! There is not any approval from God to the sinners but He love them all. Jesus Christ said that their true believers Christians obey their commandments. Some people want to manipulate the word of God because prefer to be quiet with others, rejecting the admonitions of the Holy Spirit. Take care with the false teachings of them.


Jon said...

We're all sinners, Edgard. Not just gay people. But I don't believe that our relationships and our marriages are inherently sinful. And there's evidence of uncondemned same-sex love within the Bible. In other words, I'm not too worried about my marriage holding me back from salvation.

Edgard Abraham Alvarez Muñoz said...

Great mistake! Of course, we sin every day but through the grace of Jesus we can stay far away of that sinful lifestyle and demolish the temptations with the power of Jesus Christ. There is no other manner. Christians are being sanctified constantly by the Holy Spirit. Jesus said to apostles that whoever believe in Him, the Father will love that person, and will live with Jesus into the believer. That is so amazing! Jesus says that his presence with the Father into the true believers will be empowered by the Holy Spirit. There is a contradiction when somebody affirms that the sinful nature can be kept intentionaly in a Christian. Sustain the idea that homosexuality is allowed by God implies at least three types of disfunctional human-spiritual conditions: First of all, the idea is theologically a illogical statement, biblically is an abomination sin and spiritually it means that a there is not the true knowledge about God and His attributes.

The fact is that God is sovereing and He has determined how can be the best types of relationships between man and woman. There are many signals written in the Bible to be considered in order to appreciate God's rejecting about the gay relationship. Whenever it can be sight, homosexuality is a type of sin as many others. God said that, and if we can live for the eternal life with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit we have to be obedient in this manner. We can not add nothing to the Word of God to support our own ideas.

Jon said...

Thanks for sharing, Edgard. I'm not going to divorce my husband and disrupt my family so you'll either need to accept that you're wrong or that I'm wrong and move on.