The of civil rights. State recognition of marriages
The argument of same-sex marriage is an important one. The question of legalization of same sex marriages is an issue in many of our states today. I would like to argue that same-sex marriages do not infringe on any civil rights, but it is also immoral.
We, as Christians, should not be afraid to stand up and use our Constitutional rights to speak against same-sex marriages. The debate over whether same-sex marriage should be legalized has focused on the infringement of civil rights. State recognition of marriages is not a common right.States control marriages in many ways, not just by denying same sex gender the right to marry. Approximately half of all states deny first cousins from marrying and all deny marriage of closer blood relatives, even if the couple is sterile. In all fifty two states, it is illegal to try to marry more than one person. Some states may even deny a person who is suffering from venereal diseases the right to marriage.
Gays and lesbians are not the only people to be denied the right to marry the person of their choosing.We, as Christians, should find that same-sex marriages are unacceptable. However, we must look at this issue from the outlook of a homosexual, so we may understand both sides of the controversies that are in our world today. It is clear that not all people believe in the Bible, and we do have the freedom of religion here in the United States. Though we should understand and sympathize with the fact that the homosexual community simply desires the normal daily lifestyle and benefits of the family structure. However, we cannot uphold this opinion when we claim Christianity.As Christians, we must believe the Bible and what it states.
In Romans, The Bible speaks strongly against great wickedness. The scriptures in Romans included sexual perversions, such as homosexuality, in the long list of wickedness. Romans 1:32 specifically states that “who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. ” This being said, though we can understand the view of the homosexual, we cannot uphold or approve of this lifestyle.Unions of same-sex partners should not involve children.
There is no natural way that two women or two men can conceive and have children. Same-sex partners should not be given custody or the ability to adopt a child. Homosexual parents may not cause a child to become a gay or lesbian, but it does deprive the child of a mother (female) and father (male). Children long to bond emotionally with their parents, especially the parent of their own gender. The relationship is a fundamental part in the process of growing to feel complete as males and females.
If same-sex marriages are legalized and homosexuals are allowed to adopt or is granted custody of children, no matter what we as Christians believe, public schools will be required to teach that homosexual relations are considered to be as equal to heterosexual relationships are. Today, we as parents are being challenged enough already with what are children are taught in school and society. If you think not, may I remind you that our children can be given birth control without our knowledge. If same-sex marriages are made legal, they will be teaching our children that homosexuality is just as natural as heterosexuality.The argument over same-sex marriages is not only about tolerance, but of preference of the option of a lifestyle.
Gays have no right to demand that we as Christians, or even morally minded citizens, surrender our religious and fundamental beliefs just to make them feel at ease with their sexual lifestyle. That would be against our Constitution rights. In conclusion, although the homosexual community feel that they should have the same rights as heterosexual marriages, I urge you to not only think about the studies showing the importance to children of a father and a mother, but also and more important the Biblical reasons.This is not the norm in today’s society. We have become desensitized and many just accept that things change and that is the way of the world.
I would have to say it is the way of the world, but should not be the way of the Christian. God is calling us today to set a higher standard. We do not need to put our morals and religious beliefs aside to make someone comfortable about the sin they are committing.
Leviticus 20:13 states that yes, homosexuality is a sin.It specifically states that “If a man also lies with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. ” We as Christians should not want to support anything that God calls an abomination. References The Holy Bible KJV. Leviticus Chapter 20 Verse 13. Thomas Nelson, Inc. 1982.
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