This weekend had Fresno in the crosshairs of the gay-marriage debate. Apparently the Central Valley has many hold-outs against this idea and activists were out to change some minds. I don’t know if they succeeded but I know it prompted me to consider my own feelings and convictions on the matter. Though, on the surface their arguments are compelling with thoughts of “equality” and “love for all”, I feel the the idea of gay marriage holds implications for our communities that must not be overlooked.
The most obvious problem is that of the children. Gay marriage ceases to be about two consenting adults when a child is brought into that home, unconsenting, into a situation not even Mother Nature could possibly allow for. This, to me, is the single greatest argument against gay-marriage. I do believe, even now, unfortunately, children are placed in such homes. For that, the government and these couples must give account. Jesus Christ gave one of His most fearful warnings to those who corrupt children.
Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! It is necessary that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom they come.” Matthew18:5-7
Secondly, when we honor one type of sexual diversion from the norm, we open the gate to many more perversions. An entire smorgasbord of fettishes stand on the sidelines waiting for societal approval. If we can’t decide that there is a standard for marriage, then there is nothing to say that anything is else is abnormal. It will be as the Bible says,
The wicked will freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men. Psalm 12:8
This is not hate speech. This is free speech. I don’t hate homosexuals. I say that from the bottom of my heart. You may think my heart is shallow–not to endorse gay-marriage. On the contrary, it is enlarged by concern for all involved, the homosexual, the children, and our communities.