Let the squick-fest begin
So the SCOTUS looks bound and determined to make “same-sex marriage” the law of the land. First, they appear ready to strike down California’s Proposition 8, while paradoxically striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because “it interferes with states’ rights to define marriage for themselves”.
I maintain that there is no such thing as “same-sex marriage”, since marriage, by definition, is a heterosexual union, just like apple pie, by definition, contains apples.
I would like to digress a bit and point out an error I sometimes see people make: CA’s Prop 8 did not “ban” same-sex marriage. No same-sex couple that hires a pastor in CA and has a ceremony performed, and puts it out that they are married, is going to go to jail.
In any case, what disturbs me most about all this nonsense is that there are Christians who feel it is their duty to heap scorn on their brothers and sisters in Christ who deny the preposterous notion that two men (or women) can get married to each other. These self-righteous chumps think that they are somehow honoring God by defending the “right” of a man to stick his thingy up another guy’s butt. I’m sorry, but you’re wrong, and you’re wrong. The plain reading of Scripture is that marriage was instituted by God as a heterosexual union for the purposes of companionship and procreation (“It is not good for the man to be alone”; “be fruitful and multiply”), full stop. There are no penumbras or debatable passages on this.
At the same time, I’m annoyed by Christians who–in a very pagan move, indeed–insist that only government recognition can make a marriage legitimate. Flapdoodle. The state can declare that only same-sex marriages are now legal, and that heterosexual marriages are illegal, and the heterosexual marriage would still be legitimate, and the same-sex marriage illegitimate. Government has no place regulating a God-ordained institution.
This guy for the most part gets it, especially with his closing paragraph:
There is no rescue from the self-deception of sin except for the salvation that is ours in Jesus Christ. While doing everything else required of us in this challenge, the faithful church must center its energies on the one thing that we know we must do above all else — preach, teach, and live the gospel of Jesus Christ.
One other thing I’d like to point out: the purpose of this drive to legalize “same-sex marriage” is not to establish “marriage equality”. It is, rather, to destroy the meaning of the word “marriage”. It’s a very Orwellian move, a grab for power, because once words have no meaning, then information cannot be transmitted, and people are more easily controlled.
Plus, there is the future potential that legislation that legalizes same-sex marriage will result in a limiting of religious freedom. Consider, for example, what Denmark did last year. Don’t think it can’t happen here…