Gay Marriage And Christianity

Though this isn’t a political site, nor do I want it to be, I thought it necessary to weigh in on the Supreme Court’s latest decision concerning gay marriage. Christians far and wide have let their displeasure heard over the decision to allow federal benefits for those same sex couples who are legally married in the states that allow same sex marriage.

But I disagree with the displeasure, at least partly. First, I’m against government involvement in marriage at all. There shouldn’t be tax breaks or benefits on the federal level because I fell in love, and there shouldn’t be tax breaks because I have babies. Both were my choice. Second, I’m appalled at the idea of same sex marriage. However, I don’t believe this battle is a battle for the courts. Its not the federal government’s job to protect true marriage. That is the job of us Christians.

Until the cultural devolution in this country is steered in reverse, fighting in court will get us nowhere. A gay couple getting married doesn’t devalue my marriage in any way, and my marriage and family isn’t threatened by it. The real issue is that, as basic as it may sound, people in this country need Jesus Christ. That’s it, and that’s all. The rest will take care of itself. Christianity is the new counter culture, and its up to those of with with mouths, brains, Bibles, and the Holy Spirit to protect true marriage, not through the oppression of laws written by an overreaching government, but through the spread of God’s Word.

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