Friday, October 29, 2004

Homosexual "Marriage"?

By: Ed

Mark 10:6-9 reads: "[Jesus said], But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

For centuries, marriage has been among societies most precious religious traditions. An act so strongly based on church law and morality should have absolutely no place in the court system. To allow government sanctioned marriage would not only defile this Holy Sacrament, but cast aside the long standing principle of separation of church and state.
With the government being void of any ethical jurisdiction over marriage, the decision falls to the church. While some preachers do condone homosexual marriage, the majority of true Christians condemn it, as does Christian doctrine. This belief is founded on the idea that men and women were meant for each other from the beginning of time.
The purpose of marriage has long been, not only to be with a loving spouse, but to start a family. Homosexuals are unable to fulfill this role by definition and thus it is impossible for them to marry. Civil unions have been proposed by those against same-sex marriage as the alternative for homosexuals. In a civil union, the assets of two people are combined, and the responsibilities of the household are shared, much like marriage.
This action, unlike marriage, can be taken by any two people, including family. Homosexuals should have the right to participate in a civil union as it is a legal consolidation of assets, almost like a business merger. To deny this right would be discrimination. Many same-sex marriage advocates have declined this option, stating that society would not consider it the same as marriage. This is true. Furthermore it should NOT be considered the same as marriage because it is NOT marriage.
The reason homosexuals shun civil unions and call out for the legalization of same-sex marriage is simple. The constant argument for tolerance could not be further from the truth. They are looking for acceptance. Anyone not fully supporting a homosexual lifestyle is automatically categorized as a bigot, whether they are or not.
Denying a homosexual the right to speak or a job is intolerant. Disagreeing with their CHOICE is maintaining your beliefs and individuality.
Let me add one last thing. This post is meant to show why homosexual marriage should not be allowed and my opinion that homosexuality is wrong. A Christian's duty is to love all even when we hate their sins. While they remain the way they are, express your disagreement about their decision when it comes up, but do not express hate towards them.