“Gay marriage” is a huge misnomer, an inane, arbitrary and deviant oxymoron created by misguided, narcissistic, disingenuous malcontents.
Gaiety (as in “Gay Paris”) is certainly not the homosexual life (or death) style. And, marriage is a holy, monogamous love relationship between a man and a woman. This has been true from the beginning of time, when God first created the human race. As the first chapter of Genesis records in verses 26-28, the marriage institution was created by and ordained by God, our Creator, who decided long, long ago the true definition of marriage and family.
The opponents of Proposition 8, the Protect Marriage Amendment up for a vote this Tuesday in California, will argue, however, that same-sex marriage is a matter of “equal rights.”
This argument is completely specious.
In the first place, all citizens in the United States and in California already have the right to marry a person of the opposite sex. Thus, Prop. 8 does not actually deprive anyone of equal rights.
Secondly, nobody has rights that God Himself did not create.
In other words, we derive our rights from God, not from the Constitution of the United States or the State of California, much less from a small clique of self-righteous liberal judges. Neither the United States nor the state of California, therefore, gives lawmakers, judges or the people any “right” to change the definition, responsibilities and joys of the sacred marriage institution that God established in His transcendent wisdom and authority.
Jewish scholar and cultural pundit Dennis Prager has pointed out correctly in “California Decision Will Radically Change Society”: “Second is the arrogance of the four compassionate ones (California Supreme Court Justices) in assuming that all thinkers, theologians, philosophers, religions and moral systems in history were wrong, while they and their supporters have seen a moral light never seen before. Not a single religion or moral philosophical system – East or West – since antiquity ever defined marriage as between members of the same sex.”
The arrogant conceit and autocratic audacity of those today to think they are suddenly smarter than any prior civilization, and wiser than Almighty God, is sad to see. As the Creator, God and God alone is sovereign over His creation and His institutions, as His Word, the Bible, aptly tells us.
A large majority of Americans profess a belief in this God. Among those who believe, most also state their belief in the Bible as the rule book, the guide book, the ethical primer and the law book as being exceedingly worthy, if not inerrant, and as the ultimate standard and authority on matters of life and death. Californians who believe and trust in God and the Good Book will adhere, therefore, to the Lord’s teachings and commandments, including His teachings regarding the glorious institution of holy matrimony. As Jesus Himself told His followers before His death and resurrection, “If you love Me, keep My commandments (John 15:1).”
Jesus also says in Mark 10:9, “From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh, so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.” Please note the terminology in this passage: “father and mother,” “male and female,” and “man and woman.” Also, Paul in Ephesians 5:25 admonishes, “Husbands, love your wives,” (that is, man love your woman in holy matrimony).
The Ten Commandments, handed down by God on Mt. Sinai to Moses for all the people for all time and eternity, clearly spells out, in Exodus 20:12 and Deuteronomy 5:16, “Honor your father and mother.” Again, in the Fifth Commandment, we find words referring to one man and one woman.
In other words, the Bible clearly and repeatedly teaches that a man cannot have a husband, and a wife cannot have a wife!
In the Bible, we learn that God created the first married couple, the pattern for all married couples, Adam and Eve. And, guess what? Surprise, surprise! They match and fit together perfectly. They are, in all ways, an ideal complement to one another.
What God has joined, let NO MAN tear asunder!
In addition to giving men and women an ideal companion for life, the institution of marriage has another gift from God, the gift of procreation, for the bearing and raising of children, to the glory of God. Science has well established that a mom and a dad, both nurturing and training children under one household, produce the most stable and balanced family life. Fathers and mothers, therefore, fulfill unique roles and responsibilities in joyfully nurturing a child’s healthiest growth to maturity. This transcendent structure ordained by God benefits the whole society, not just the families in question.
If Proposition 8 fails to pass in California, faceless, tyrannical government bureaucrats from afar will mandate the teaching of same-sex marriage and other perverted acts in all local public schools. This will confuse and indoctrinate children, even children as young as 5 years old, to approve perverted homosexual lifestyles and worse, no matter what their parents teach them!
This already has happened in the state of Massachusetts, which has seen its budget for homosexual issues increase dramatically, its rate of homosexually transmitted diseases skyrocket, and the homosexual indoctrination of students in its government-run public schools blossom.
This last item shows the true purpose of same-sex marriage: the sexual perversion of America’s children and grandchildren, the future generations who will decide, once and perhaps for all, whether the United States remains a righteous Christian nation, or a perverted narcissistic generation where everyone succumbs to his own lust and greed.
According to the Bible, homosexual conduct is sinful and unhealthy. There has never been any proof, scientific or otherwise, that any “homosexual” or bisexual person has an extra gene, or is born different, in his or her physical and emotional makeup; and, the same goes for adulterers, pornographers, thieves, or anyone else who breaks God’s holy laws.
Most homosexuals seem to have adopted an irrational, unscientific view of the now defunct evolutionary model. They fail to realize, however, that, if evolution were really true (which it isn’t), there actually wouldn’t be any human homosexuals in the world. Why? Because, according to evolutionary theory, nature would have “selected out” over time, by the so-called “natural selection” evolution process, any truly genetic homosexual tendency because homosexual people do not procreate, or create any descendants. Thus, their deviant tendencies would have been eliminated from the gene pool by the untenable methodology of evolution.
Thus, homosexuality and bisexuality are not really genetic. They are learned behaviors that are abnormal, irresponsible and extremely unhealthy. People need to seriously pray for these people’s salvation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, by the redemptive power of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible affirms God’s command to be fruitful and multiply, to procreate and fill the earth, and thereby take dominion over it. Homosexuals are unable to properly do so by the very unnatural choices they make.
There is great hope, however, because many people who chose the abnormal, immoral conduct of homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22) have been freed by the resurrection power of Jesus Christ when they turned to the Savior of the world, who gave His life freely for anyone who turns to follow Him, and heeds and obeys His commandments.
Finally, contrary to what some of its opponents claim, the Prop. 8 Marriage Amendment in California has nothing whatsoever to do with interracial marriage or civil rights. The category of race is completely separate from the category of sex, because all races are made in God’s image and are descended from God’s original created human beings, Adam and Eve, one man and one woman. The two sexes, however, are biological distinctions that have a great impact on the children who are produced from the two sexes when they become one flesh. Thus, the interracial marriage argument is a fallacious argument and a completely separate issue. There is no essential biological difference between the races, but there are essential biological differences when it comes to male and female. As they say, vive le difference! And, a pox on those who want to obliterate this marvelous difference ordained by God in all His infinite love and wisdom.
Passing Proposition 8 this coming Tuesday is absolutely vital in today’s culture, if only because of the homosexual movement’s linguistic distortion (and resulting wicked consequences) of the established ordinance of true marriage in God’s created order. Due to the 4 to 3 decision by the activist clique on the California Supreme Court, this traditional definition needs to be embedded formally into our state and national constitutions for posterity, to ensure that our society continues to honor and hold sacred the wonderful, blissful institution of marriage (between one man and one woman only) that God created, for the well-being of man and woman, the entire human race, and our children and grandchildren.
Our religious freedom as Christians and the future of our children are at stake this coming Tuesday. If you truly love Jesus and children, then vote YES on Proposition 8!
“Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories, glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord exercising loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,’ says the Lord.”
– Jeremiah 9:23-24