When Comes Fifty
In Defiance of God
As of November 2014,
marriage is legal in 32 of the 50 states that are the United
States of America. Adding to that total, same-sex marriage is legal
within the District of Columbia and ten Native America tribal
jurisdictions. Those 32 states translate to 64%; now a majority of
states that have, as of November 2014, legalized marriage for
individuals of the same sex. Likewise, the United States Federal
government legally recognizes same-sex marriage; the result of
Section 3 of DOMA having been ruled unconstitutional.
In the United States, the first push for same-sex marriage commenced
when a challenge to a
Minnesota law prohibiting same-sex marriage was brought before the
Minnesota Supreme Court in 1971; only to be struck down.
Methodically and incessantly, over the next 32 years, the same-sex
marriage agenda took shape, as a self-absorbed, nihilistic nation
paid little attention, losing touch with right and wrong, good and
evil, righteousness and sin, notions of God.
the U.S. Supreme court ruled it was unconstitutional to criminalize
sodomy. In 2003, the
Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that denying marriage rights to
same-sex couples was unconstitutional and in May 2004,
Massachusetts became the first state to license and recognize
legalizing same-sex marriage. Momentum gained from there. The
rest is history, with 32 states now allowing same-sex marriage on
constitutional grounds, as the law of the land. It is now only a
matter of time before the remaining 18 states go with the flow.
Same-sex marriage is now permissible under the full protection of
U.S. Constitution as well as Federal laws and varying states
laws. Maryland, Maine and Washington have been the only states to
date to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote; all others
either through the decision of the courts or legislative statute.
Today, for one to advance the argument that marriage is a
God-ordained institution and as such, is defined by God as a union
between a man and a woman, such an individual is considered
intolerant, homophobic and out of touch with the times. The notion
of God having any say pertaining to same-sex marriage is considered
nonsense, something to be ignored and would be impermissible in a
court of law.
Ironically these days, when it comes to the judicial system or
legislation within the United States, arguments for or against
same-sex marriage cannot involve God. The U.S. Constitution will not
allow that, for the Constitution cannot promote or demote God; as it
was never intended to do so. The
U.S. Constitution is God-neutral. Consequently, any laws
pertaining to same-sex marriage is resultant of the decisions and
votes, the whims and the desires of human beings, without the input
of God, the Bible or any religion. Within the United States of
America, religion cannot be taken into account when it comes to any
laws pertaining to same-sex marriage. The laws of the United States
of America are the laws of the land, the rule of law, of and by and
for the people, and not the laws of God.
First Amendment rights, the
protection clause; these are key components, all sound and sure
under the U.S. Constitution, mandating the legalization and
protection of same-sex marriage and same-sex marriage speech and
advocacy. Further support of the same-sex agenda finds most
Human Rights groups, Minority support groups, various
Psychiatric and Psychological institutions, Medical, Sociological
and Scientific Communities all promoting same-sex unions as
wholesome, healthy, non-detrimental to society or children and a
human right of choice. Many same-sex couples have lived together for
years and their only desire is for the courts and society to
recognize the deep love they have shared together. And of course, to
make certain the surviving spouse enjoys full benefits as allowed by
law, entitlements and insurance policies.
A recent survey conducted by the
Public Religion Research
Institute, revealed a full 31% of young people (ages
18 to 33) who left organized religion said “negative
teachings” or “negative treatment” of gay people was a factor in
determining their departure. Some 58% of Americans also said
religious groups are “alienating” young people by “being too
judgmental on gay and lesbian issues.” A full 70% of young people
said the same. Additionally, a recent
Pew Research Center poll
found that 70% of Millennials (those born
from 1981 or later) support same-sex marriage.
According to a recent
when asked if gay/lesbian relations between consenting adults should
be legal, 66% answered yes, while 30% answered no. When asked if
same-sex couples should be afforded the same rights heterosexual
couples enjoy, specifically marriage, 55% of the respondents
answered yes, while 40% answered no. A Pew study reveals that some
73% of people with no religious affiliation are in support of
same-sex marriage. Clearly, the trend toward acceptance of same-sex
marriage has taken root across the United States.
Christian Institutions are slowly changing their tune, especially
among those more liberal, less fundamental or literal in doctrine.
United Church of Christ,
some of those now allowing pastors to marry gay and lesbian couples.
When it comes to Jesus, many Christian folks, who are now
acknowledging the legal rights and humane treatment of same-sex
couples, speak something as follows: “We are now living in a
different time and world then was at the time the Bible was written.
When Jesus came to live among us, he was all about compassion,
forgiveness and love. He came to bring people together showing that
God loves everyone. We are all children of God. The church should
show that same love Jesus showed and should welcome with open arms
all people, without being judgmental or condemning. The Bible never
once records Jesus condemning homosexuality, so why should we?”
The nation’s daily diet of gay and lesbian activity, same-sex
agendas is evident, open and obvious on television, both cable and
open air; in modern songs, Broadway shows and on the big screen. How
excited the media becomes, jubilant and giddy, when reporting of
this or that actor or TV celebrity or professional sports figure or
college recruit confessing before the nation of his or her sexual
orientation and coming out of the proverbial closet. Recently, a
high profile CEO of a well-known computer company admitted he was
gay and “he is proud of it.” Everyone in his company treats him
kindly and with respect, so he proudly pontificates.
More businesses and federally funded (of
course) institutions are feeling the pressure of the gay
agenda and the same-sex marriage movement as the Federal government
is mandating acceptance and tolerance of gays and lesbians. The
United States Arms Forces, the
Department of Defense, the
Department of Justice and other federal agencies are required to
support and promote the homosexual agenda. That is the way it is
Today, especially as proliferated with the aid of the internet,
hundreds of LGBT web
sites expose the thousands of activities, groups, communities and
agendas, which are inundating the country. All this behavior is
becoming common knowledge and unchallenged. The force of the
indoctrination (call it education)
is creating a seismic cultural shift. No stone is left unturned and
nothing is hidden anymore. Everything and anything you want to know
about LGBT lifestyles is a simple mouse click away. U.S. courts are
sanctioning the gay agenda by forcing public school systems to
acknowledge and teach homosexual lifestyles. Have you heard of
Lesbian Straight Education Network)? It is a legally
sanctioned corporation, a business with representation in all 50
states, protected by laws and rights granted within the United
States of America.
Now add another piece to the quilt that is the American same-sex
marriage/gay agenda. Give witness of the recent controversy in
where the first openly lesbian Mayor was at the center of
attention in the city’s attempt to subpoena pastors who were
actively involved in collecting petitions against Houston’s
non-discrimination ordinance. The
subpoena asked that religious leaders turn over all sermons,
which had something to say regarding
(Houston Equal Right Ordinance).
Ironically, the idea of an Equal Rights Ordinance anywhere, ensuring
that protection of rights be granted equally to all, should not be
questioned. Why should this be a problem in America? After all, the
U.S. Constitution and the
Declaration of Independence have laid the foundation ensuring
equal rights and equal protection for all within this country.
Surely it is only a matter of time before all 50 states grant the
same rights of marriage to all. There is opinion now being voiced
that instead of using the phrase “same-sex marriage,” the wording
should be “marriage equality.” This change is necessary, so it is
reasoned, because saying “same-sex marriage” still implies a
separate and therefore unequal category of marriage. It is thought,
“Heterosexual marriage” and “same- sex marriage” still distinguishes
a difference and is therefore disparate. “Marriage equality” would
The arguments advanced in support of same-sex marriage hold up well
in a court of law. However, in the court of God, would these
arguments stand? The direction this nation is going is evidence that
fewer people care about God.
How few care to hear that Jesus Christ, although silent (in
the red letter Bible) about homosexuality and sodomy,
still did make it clear: that at the beginning the Creator made them
male and female … therefore a man shall be united to his wife and
the two shall become as one flesh. What God put together (authorized
and instituted), let no man put away (Matthew 19:4-6).
Where does same-sex marriage stand in Christ’s statement?
Still found within the very book many Christians and even same-sex
Christians recognize, are the following words: Because of this, God
gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural
relations for unnatural ones. In the same way men also abandoned
natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust one for
another. Men committed indecent acts with other men and received in
themselves the due penalty for their perversion (Romans 1:26-27).
No doubt, the adherents of the LGBT lifestyle will not acknowledge
the call to repentance, nor are they willing to recognize that those
individuals in the Apostle Paul’s day, who acknowledged their sinful
homosexual lifestyle, did repent. Do you not know that the wicked
will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the
sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes
nor homosexual nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor
slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that
is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified,
you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (1
Corinthians 6:9-10). To repent of the perverted lifestyle of
homosexuality is the hope and peace Jesus Christ offers. The love
Jesus Christ has is that of saving sinners; not that which would
allow them to remain in their sin.
Scriptures such as these and others, which reveal God and Jesus
Christ’s point of view, call the behavior and practice of
homosexuality sinful, evil, destructive, and a detriment to civil
society. For one to repeat what the Bible already plainly says is
offensive to the LGBT community. To preach from the Bible and to
stand up for the word of God is close to becoming, by U.S. courts
and the Federal government, a violation of hate speech laws.
One need not look into the Bible to understand the consequences of
societies that gave way to full acceptance of homosexuality. History
records the demise of once great societies such as Rome and Greece.
The history of the cities of
Gomorrah reveal God’s intolerance toward sexual perversions. God
created human beings as male and female for a specific reason and
functional purpose. Any deviance from that reality will only bring
about sufferable consequences.
For now, 32 states have declared where they stand. When all 50
states have legalized same-sex marriage, when all 50 states have
coalesced, standing in defiance of God’s holy laws and righteous
ways, then the door of Ezekiel 9’s fulfillment will open. When comes
fifty, then the blessing God has richly poured upon United States of
America will cease and America will truly be all alone in this
world, on its own.