Same Sex Marriage
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness … Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting" (Romans 1:18, 24-28)
Just as Thomas Edison had to “right” to name the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb, and the motion picture camera because he was the inventor of these creations, just so God has the “right” to define marriage because He created it. He said “male and female” would make up the marriage of two people (Gen. 1:27). It has remained this way throughout the millenniums of all recorded history. Every civilization known to humanity has accepted God’s order of marriage. Until now. America, built on the motto, “In God We Trust” now has scoffed at His authority, legislating His divine order for the home out of existence, and redefined the institution of marriage. As with Rome, God has given them up to uncleanness, exchanging the truth of God for the lie. Heaven must surely be weeping now.
On May 17th, 2004 America began its long slide leading to God’s wrath against all ungodliness and unrighteousness for our nation. On that date Massachuesetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage and the first “wedding” took place. In the short span of just 10 years America has now seen 32 states and the District of Columbia pass legislation permitting homosexuals to marry legally, with all benefits accorded to males and females. This tsunami has hit our country and will now be with us into the future.
With this tidal wave sweeping across not only our nation but the entire world (dozens of countries have now legalized same-sex marriage) it was only a matter of time until those standing up to preach against it would be condemned as hatemongers and homophobes and challenged in the courts with hate-speech. Anise Parker, the lesbian mayor of Houston, recently issued five Houston preachers subpoenas for their sermon notes to stop their “hate-speech” to their congregations. This is now where we stand.
The homosexual organizers are now demanding we accept their “alternative lifestyle” as main-stream and will begin suing all those who stand up and preach the gospel, exercising not only their right to free-speech, but primarily their duty to define marriage only as God has defined it. Hear me on this, I deeply love every soul God has created, wanting only their salvation, including every homosexual. But I cannot, and will not, redefine marriage in contradiction to what God has spoken!