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28 June 2015 @ 07:06 pm
My Thoughts on Gay Marriage  
Many across the land are celebrating right now, but I have been quietly grieving for our nation. I have not yet spoken out about my confusing feelings on the historical day of June 26th, 2015, but I would like to now.

Last Friday, five Superior Court judges overturned 50 million American votes, invalidating the marriage laws of more than half the United States. As a libertarian, I am grieved that the states' decisions were overruled and the federal government took even more power into their hands when we should be limiting its power and giving the power to the people in the states. First of all, there is supposed to be a separation of church and state, but the state stuck its nose into the business of marriage, which was designed and consecrated by God on day six of Creation. Marriage is and always was a religious institution that the federal government had no business legislating, taxing, and redefining the definition of. The goal is always to limit the size, scope, and power of the government so that the people have the most freedom and liberty possible.

As a libertarian, I also believe in the equality of everyone as free individuals. This country was founded on Christian principles by devout, God-fearing forefathers who wanted to get away from the opression of King George, who, among many other atrocities, subjected his people to jurisdiction that was foreign to their constitution.

56 signers of the Declaration of Independence believed, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

As a Christian, I am grieved that our country legalized something that is against God's design. This ruling gives legal credence to something that is detestable in the eyes of God. I realize that given the direction of our culture, secular legislators won't always use biblical principles as a basis when deciding on civil law.

The government's job is to ensure justice is served for anyone who has disturbed the domestic tranquility or general welfare of the citizens. Under that definition, yes, I think it has the right to legislate morality. Everyone agrees that murder and rape are wrong because violence is immoral. We take the moral rule that violence hurts people and is therefore wrong, and we establish laws that protect people from getting hurt.

Is anyone besides the homosexuals themselves and any children they might adopt actually getting hurt? No. They will answer to the Supreme Judge of the World for their sins when they meet Him face to face.

An argument was made that the government might now force bakers, photographers, and ministers to participate in same-sex weddings. This hardly constitutes a reason to ban same-sex marriages because we shouldn't target the "innocent" who haven't actually violated anyone's first ammendment rights. We don't have to force our beliefs on them and they shouldn't force their beliefs on us, either. It's a free country after all. Another argument was made that now our public schools are going to be teaching that homosexual marriage is "right" and "good" and we don't want our children to be indocrinated with these lies. Our schools were already doing this and before that with teaching our children that evolution was true. Children should be taught solid biblical principles at home so that when you send them out into the world they're able to stand firm in their beliefs.

This decision has consequences. We may not see it right away, but in five years or less I guarentee we will start seeing some major changes in attitude and legislation in the United States and we're not going to like them.

In conclusion, I don't support or endorse homosexual marriage being forced on us by the federal government but like it or not, it is here, folks. Since we live in a broken world I'm not surprised, in fact, I am a little surprised it took this long to happen because it was only a matter of time. I remember only ten years ago the statistics of people in favor of gay marriage were reversed, 30% being for it while now it's 60%. This was bound to eventually happen. Jesus told us it would happen. God would not strive with men for long and eventually God gave them up to their vile passions (Romans 1:26–27). The world hates us because it hated Him first.

Our country has lost respect for God and His Word and they no longer believe the Bible is Truth. We cannot expect anything different. What we can expect is hostility toward Christianity because what's right is wrong and what's wrong is right in their eyes and we are bigots for thinking otherwise. The movement away from God has left me feeling more and more like a pilgrim in this foreign land and I'm so thankful my citizenship is in Heaven. The good news is that God is still sovereign and He is still sitting on the throne. The good news is that the gospel is a message of hope and redemption and we need to use it to reach out to this broken world rather than attacking and condemning it. Leave God to judge them... and focus on loving them and pointing them to Jesus.
angel ♥: faith | the word of the Lordaery on July 3rd, 2015 02:07 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your views on this, it's not an easy thing to do as a Christian.