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‘Gay Girl, Good God’ Author Jackie Hill Perry and Husband Discuss Whether They Would Attend a Gay Wedding

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On a recent episode of their podcast “With The Perrys,” Jackie Hill Perry and her husband, Preston, discussed whether a Christian should attend a gay wedding.

Jackie is well-known for her 2018 book “Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been,” in which she shares how Jesus brought her to salvation when she was living a same-sex attracted lifestyle.

The Perrys, who have never been known to shy away from tough topics surrounding Christian culture, addressed the topic of attending gay wedding after prominent preacher Alistair Begg received backlash for sharing that he encouraged a grandmother attend the wedding of her transgender grandchild.

Begg said that he knew people wouldn’t like his answer, but that didn’t stop him. After confirming that the woman’s grandchild understood that she doesn’t affirm his choice to marry a trans person, Begg said, “Well then, okay. As long as he knows that, then I suggest that you do go to the ceremony. And I suggest that you buy them a gift.”

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Many, including Begg’s friend John MacArthur, parted ways with the senior pastor of Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, after he doubled down on his counseling, telling his church that, depending on the situation, he might give the same advice again.

Begg’s counseling even cost him his “Truth for Life” radio program’s daily spot on American Family Radio.

While the Perrys didn’t completely agree with Begg’s advice, they did voice their belief that those in the evangelical community who have separated themselves from Begg were wrong to do so. They expressed that throwing a preacher’s many years of faithful Bible preaching out the window was a bit extreme.

Nevertheless, Jackie said, “I can’t” attend a gay wedding because of God’s design for marriage.

“One, I think God cares about marriage because he created it. That’s one, so he cares deeply about it,” she said. And two, in “Ephesians 5, you see that Paul says that this mystery is profound—he’s talking about marriage and that it refers to Christ and the church.”

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“Meaning that when God created marriage, he created it as a symbol or even a sacrament to reflect God’s marriage to what the church would be because of Christ Jesus,” Jackie added.