Time to be perfectly clear on marriage issue
I'm certainly glad to have been further enlightened by a recent letter writer. I feel that this writer failed to understand some points of my previous submission. I for one have always been a supporter of "gay" or "happy" marriages as I have been happily married to my wife for over 20 years now. However, I have been an outspoken opponent to homosexual marriages. There is a very big difference between the two. The Psalmist wrote "Blessed (Happy) is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night." There is no true happiness to be found outside God's revealed plan.
The Bible and history itself bear out the notion that marriage is an institution that was created so that two consenting adult individuals could covenant together before God for the purpose of "starting and raising a family". "Intelligence and common sense" dictate that only heterosexual relations between a male and a female can physically accommodate procreation. "Intelligence and common sense" also lead us to understand that a man and a woman bring unique "left brain vs. right brain" strengths to the family unit. A key indicator of "at risk" children is the lack of a father or a mother in the family.
"Intelligence and common sense" also bring us to an understanding of the bigger picture in all of this.
Organizations like NAMBLA are spending vast amounts of money in support of this attempt to redefine the age old understanding of the basic unit of the family. How else would those who comprise less than 5% of our population (homosexuals) be able to garner such national attention? They are mere puppets in the larger plan to further erode the family.
Let's be clear in all this, God has given us an immutable standard not a "light to guide". His standard will be the one that judges us or provides the backdrop for His blessing upon us as a nation. All sexual activity outside the Biblical boundary of one man and one woman who are married to each other is an offense to the Holiness of God. Choosing to humbly take God's side in these matters as it has been revealed in scripture is labeled as "prejudicial" , "judgmental", or "divisive" only by those who have no meaningful way to refute the scriptural mandates.