I have no intention nor desire to offend or hurt homosexuals in America. I believe the vast majority of homosexuals, like the vast majority of all Americans, want to be left alone to live by the choices that comprise our lives.
But for three decades there has been a concerted effort to normalize same-sex marriage in America, driven by a propaganda campaign and promoted by activists in the homosexual community. They have been aided and abetted by activist judges who make, rather than interpret, law. Add to that big business that has been bullied by threats of boycotts or worse, liberals in both academia and the press, and sadly, members of the clergy, who have exchanged biblical truth for heresy in their quest for cultural relevancy, and you wind up with a nation facing a moral crisis.
Right now, the Supreme Court of the United States is considering a matter that is settled in Heaven and affirmed in both God’s Holy Scripture and His created order.
In 26 states, federal judges have overturned the vote of the citizens, who said “NO!” to same-sex marriage, with overwhelming majorities voting for traditional marriage. In eight more states the legislators passed laws allowing same-sex marriage without granting their citizens the opportunity to vote.
Only three states have actually voted to allow same-sex marriage.
We have witnessed an attack on God and the veracity of His Word unparalleled in American history. Judges, legislators and citizens who voted for same-sex marriage have said, in effect, “God and His Word are incorrect on marriage.” They have chosen to deny God’s Word and observable nature and have created an illusion that most Americans approve of that which God forbids.
I’m not surprised that some recent polls have shown that a majority of Americans now say they approve of same-sex marriage. We have heard a steady drumbeat for the past decade of a one-sided national discussion on the subject. But there was also a time when the majority of Americans approved of separate restrooms and classrooms for our fellow black American citizens. The majority is not always right.
When considering the outcomes of polls on this issue, one must ask, “Who wants to be labeled a bigot for declaring what their heart truly believes about sodomy and ‘alternative lifestyles’?” I believe that the majority of Americans know in their hearts that homosexuality and same-sex marriage are morally wrong.
Marriage can no more include same-sex couples than a rock can fall up. The Supreme Court can no more redefine marriage than it can redefine gravity. Neither is in the Court’s legitimate jurisdiction.
Today I declare I will not deny God nor His Word to curry any man’s favor. With great caution should anyone indulge the notion that one can change what God has said.
We must remember who first conceived of marriage. To deny the created order is to attack God’s very nature. His Word is unequivocal: “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male (a man) and female (a woman) he created them. … Therefore a man shall leave his father (a man) and his mother (a woman) and shall become united and cleave to his wife (a woman), and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2: 24)
Marriage will always remain the union of a man and a woman for three reasons:
- God ordained marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Matthew 19:4-6: “Haven’t you read,” Jesus replied, “at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” (New International Version)
- The created order verifies what God’s Word says. The male and female are physically designed to be joined together and partner with God in the creation of another human being.
- The union of a man and a woman reveals a spiritual lesson. Jesus is presented in the New Testament as the Bridegroom who is patiently awaiting the marriage supper, during which He will be joined for eternity with His bride, the Church. Marriage is a picture of that promise. Ephesians 5:31-32: “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is very great, but I speak concerning [the relation of] Christ and the church.” (Amplified Bible)
Attempts to redefine marriage are a rejection of God and the Bible. The genius of America and religious freedom is – you don’t have to accept or believe any of what I have just written. You can choose to reject it all and make your own alternative truth.
But you cannot change what God has spoken and verified in nature. Many have tried, and history documents their folly.
In the past, stating such a position was known as practicing religious freedom and freedom of speech, both constitutionally protected rights – rights which of necessity will be sacrificed if the high court approves same-sex marriage.
To the members of the Supreme Court I say: There are tens of thousands of people of faith, in fact, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, whose faith and conscience will not allow them to respect any decision that fundamentally rejects their God, His Word and the natural order. If a majority of the court redefines marriage, thousands of Christians will respectfully refuse to acknowledge such a ruling has jurisdiction over their lives.
In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, we will view any attempt to enforce such a ruling as unjust, and our duty to the Constitution, more importantly, our duty to our God, will force us to disrespect it.
We will obey God rather than man.