How will government-sanctioned homosexual marriage cause the downfall of American society as we know it? Who really knows if it will? Hey, it might not. Are you surprised reading that output from the keyboard of a professed Christian? I can’t see why you would be. From a Christian perspective, the mainstreaming of homosexuality into society(ies) isn’t exactly a big surpise.
Claiming themselves to be wise without God, they became utter fools instead. (TLB; Romans 1:22)
Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies.
So they prayed to the things God made, but wouldn’t obey the blessed God who made these things.
That is why God let go of them and let them do all these evil things, so that even their women turned against God’s natural plan for them and indulged in sexual sin with each other.
And the men, instead of having a normal sexual relationship with women, burned with lust for each other, men doing shameful things with other men and, as a result receiving within their own souls the penalty they so richly deserved.
So it was that when they gave God up and would not even acknowledge him, God gave them up to doing everything their evil minds could think of. (TLB; Romans 1:25-28)For those of you who haven’t opened a Bible since Sunday School, Paul goes on to give some examples of the products of an evil mind. (I like The Living Bible for its plain, straight-forward language, though some concepts are likely better expressed in the original language written. I wonder if an Aramaic class is available at one of the community colleges around here.)
In the preamble, Paul tells the Romans that all men have the knowledge of God instinctively in their “hearts” and either accept it or reject it. And, like it or not, Paul uses rampant homosexuality as an example--a symptom--of the rejection of God.
The thing is, either one believes this or one does not. Christians believe this is a harbinger of things to come, so why worry about homosexuals marrying? You all knew this would happen if you read the owner's manual. Non-Christians blow it off as superstition or blasphemy, so why worry about it? You don't believe in this stuff anyway.
The way homosexual marriage is being implemented, however, is politically dangerous: judicially-mandated in Massachusetts and executively-mandated from the mayor’s office in San Francisco. This particular slippery slope is more frightening than a couple of old lesbians locking lips after tying the knot. Put a homosexual marriage bill before the good people of Massachusetts and they just might pass it. But we Californians said “no-way, José y Miguel” a few years back with Proposition 22.
Since when did a court/executive decision become equal to legislative action/the initiative process? And what law, palatable or not, will be forced into place next?
Put the decision before us and let us decide.