Ben & Jerry’s is celebrating Vermont’s legislation for gay marriage. They’re changing the name of their Chubby Hubby ice cream to Hubby Hubby for the month.
I am saddened. While they peddle homosexuality as fun rainbow-y party with no consequences (not just bereft of consequence, but a noble cause of equal rights), we should be reminded of the stark contrast with which the Bible speaks of this sin, and every sin.
Can you imagine if other sins were glorified in this way? They might have “cheating chocolate” ice cream or “let’s shoplift sherbet” or “slander sundaes.” It’s not ok to glorify sin. And it is ok to be outraged by it. As long as we’re willing to look at our own areas of sin and do battle with them while we call others to a higher standard.
So, Hubby Hubby ice cream. Another call for repentance. Not just for gays, but for all of us. Let’s remind ourselves of the true meaning of God’s rainbow and praise Him today that He keeps His promises and tremble at His justice in doing so.