Christians need to applaud and encourage individuals and groups committed to affirming that marriage is the union between one man and one woman as judges and the homosexual lobby fight to erode it.
Marriage is a consensual, exclusive and lifelong commitment between one man and one woman, expressed in a physical union uniquely designed to produce and nurture children…Ignoring millennia of legal and cultural affirmation of conjugal marriage, a radical revisionist view would uproot and replace marriage with a subjective notion based on emotional relationship, divorced from the natural and objective marital elements of physical union and procreation…An affirmation of the exclusivity of marriage as between one man and one woman does not preclude separate personal, societal or legal sanction of any other consensual relationship. The core debate hinges not on a moral evaluation of various types of relationships, but rather on the objective qualities that make marriage, marriage.
Why aren’t homosexuals satisfied with civil unions? Why push for the absurd notion that the union creating husband and wife — one flesh — should be applied to two men or two women? A husband-husband or wife-wife is not a marriage. Their dissatisfaction with civil unions reveals something much deeper. They seek acceptance. Celebration. The United States has decriminalized homosexuality. That’s not enough. States began allowing civil unions, with legal rights attached. That’s not enough. You either love what God called a sin, or you’re a “homophobe” who should be shunned. If you think “shunned” is too strong a word, think again.
I repeat: Christians need to applaud and encourage individuals and groups committed to affirming that marriage is the union between one man and one woman as judges and the homosexual lobby fight to erode it.