Our grandparents, great-grandparents, and beyond would have been astounded by the idea that marriage as it’s been known for millenia and recognized by the government must now include two people (for now) of the same sex.
In that regard, I’m not hopeful about what the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on the issue. The court announced today that it will hear marriage-protection cases out of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee in April.
According to the story, states that have redefined marriage have almost doubled in three months “as a result of federal and state court rulings.” When put directly to the people, the people affirm that marriage is the union between one man and one woman.
This is a test for Christians. As I mentioned previously on this blog, perhaps Christians should abandon what the government has perverted and use a different word to describe the spiritual union and holy covenant that the word marriage was intended to reflect.
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“perhaps Christians should abandon what the government has perverted and use a different word to describe the spiritual union and holy covenant that the word marriage was intended to reflect.” Yes..Catholics call marriage a Sacrament…instituted by God. It is what it is! Gay couples should have legal rights in certain instances: ie. for insurance purposes, tax cuts, etc; that’s for sure! But, to change a “natural” institution is not wise. God made man and woman for a reason. If He wanted to make only one gender and make them capable of procreating He would have done that.
Gay couples should have legal rights for tax cuts, etc? No, that’s NOT for sure. They may live as they wish, but society is a party to the marriage deal, and society has its interest in promoting true families that produce the healthiest children and community.