Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Genesis of Marriage

                There can be no such thing as “marriage equality,” as marriage wasn’t defined by man, or even the Supreme Court of the United States, but by God.

Genesis 2:24,25-
                “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
                And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”

                All men are created equal. That does not mean all institutions are equal, or iterations thereof. The institution of slavery is certainly not equal to the institution that is- was- the family. Slavery broke up and destroyed countless families. Everyone in those families and everyone who has ever lived is the result of the institution of marriage, or at least that of male-female interaction.
                I am amused by those who state that this is just progress in eliminating bigotry. That it’s a simple equal-rights issue just as eliminating slavery was. That’s absurd. How far are we going to go down that path? Nobody believes anyone has the right to own, sell or trade homosexuals. No sane person wants to harm them in any way. Ironically (or not), the majority of African-Americans don’t believe in “marriage equality.”
                The claim that because one thing was wrong in the past, or two or three, that must mean that any given thing is wrong now, or everything was wrong then should be absurd on its face.  The fact that more than one person has been falsely accused in the past doesn’t mean that the rule of law must be thrown out the window, that no one can ever be tried or convicted again. That would lead to chaos. Yet, that is precisely what has happened.
I don’t believe in discriminating against gays or lesbians. Hell, they make, on average, more in annual income than heterosexuals do, so there can’t be too much effective discrimination against them in that regard. I don’t even want an investigative report commissioned, breaking down the reasons why we heteros only make 92 cents on the dollar as opposed to gays. Good for “them.” (I put that word in parentheses as a self-mocking device, as I don’t intend to label “them” or be divisive).  “They” obviously tend to have many fine traits and skills that translate well into the economic sector.

News flash:  I have a gay friend or two.

Domestic Partnerships don’t keep me up at night.

However, I still do not- cannot, will not- support the claim that homosexuals have an equal “right” to the divine covenant, the sacred, biblically-sanctioned bond that naturally may attend the marriage of a man and a woman…for what should be reasons as obvious as the fact that… life matters.

(We have reached the point that it is now Christians who are losing their rights and being mocked, scorned, ridiculed, and told what they “have” to do, no matter the dictates of their conscience.
Odd that homosexuals tend to excoriate those that are the most tolerant, yet seem completely uncomfortable speaking out against the Islamic extremism that may stone or kill them.
So here we are, with five people- all of whom graduated from either Harvard or Yale, not one of whom is from the vast interior of the country and not one of whom is Protestant- having taken it upon themselves to re-write history, ignore the Constitution of the United States, and throw out the rule of law, all in the desire to appear tolerant.

In a bizarre twist, Sharia Law may well be next for all of us).

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