Prop 8 – Protecting Marriage

29 09 2008

I will be voting “Yes” on Prop 8 this November to protect marriage, and I hope you will too.  If you call yourself a Christian, I think that voting “Yes” on Prop 8 should be a pretty clear cut and easy decision to make.  Here are the reasons…

Homosexuality is a sin:

Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. [Lev. 18:22]

If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads. [Lev. 20:13]

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 offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. [1 Cor. 6:9-10]

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. [Rom. 1:26-28]

God tells us not to support the sin of others:

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. [Eph. 5:11]

It is as simple as that.  I am purposely keeping this post short to further illustrate that (among Christians) there should be very little debate about this subject.

Phrases like “It is natural to be gay” or “I was born gay” are crazy.  There is nothing natural about being gay.  Things like nurture, abuse, and a broken family are to blame for people choosing to be gay.  Yes, it is a choice to be gay, and this is proven by the thousands of “ex-gays” now living a holy lifestyle.  They found God, repented, and He provided them with an escape from their sin.

The only natural relationship is that between a man and a woman.  From Genesis, and by looking at their physical properties, it is clear that man and woman were created to fit together perfectly.  A child can only be created by one man and one woman, that is what is natural.

Don’t believe me?  Keep reading:



One response

30 09 2008

I found this comment on another blog and liked it,

It doesn’t take a lot of work to google and find numerous articles of events all over the world where same-sex marriage is legal. For example the father of a FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD being arrested in Massachusetts because he didn’t want his child indoctrinated – and overriding his parental authority – about homosexual marriage. Or about the photographer in AZ who chose to follow her conscience and not photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony. Or the church in Canada that got it’s tax-exempt status revoked. Or a score of people in Great Britain who were investigated by the police for hate crimes by having told someone they didn’t think homosexual marriage was right – it didn’t fit in with their beliefs. Or the numerous people whose jobs have been jeopardized because they didn’t want to participate in licensing gay marriages?

And if you’re a bride and groom (Female-Male type, that is), and you want to be KNOWN as a bride and groom, better move out of state and get married somewhere else. Yes, my friends, the State of California now calls you Party A and Party B. If you try to amend your OWN application for marriage by writing in Bride and Groom in place of Party A and Party B, your application will be REJECTED. So now, tell me, how are heterosexuals being affected? Their rights are being trampled on.

You think First Amendment will protect them? NOPE not on your life. Massachusetts has WRITTEN INTO LAW that parents may opt out for their children to not receive instruction about gay marriage, but the 5-year old’s father received a judgment against him and said his child could not opt out of “diversity training.” (That’s PC code-talk for brainwashing.) A FIVE YEAR OLD should be learning colors of crayons and letters and sounding out words and having fights on playgrounds and learning how to get along with others – they should NOT be indoctrinated about adult matters. There’s plenty of time for that later.

Liberally minded people who follow group-think like “not judging others”, “we shouldn’t prevent two people from marrying, regardless of their gender”, and “It’s about equality” are the politically-correct speakers and the ones who squelch free speech. Only when it serves their purpose, such as allowing ANY kind of protest against the war, which liberals are also against, will they not stand up for Free Speech. Free Speech to them is what is allowed if you agree with them.

The liberal, pro-SSM person who left the comment above is either deliberately deceiving themselves or is participating in a great deception. The next steps in the gay agenda (and I’ve heard and read them, seen them in writing on the internet and in other places) are:

1. Revoke tax exempt status of churches that will not perform SSM’s based on charges of discrimination. It’s already happened in other countries and in several places in California and New Jersey. (And NJ doesn’t even have SSM, only domestic partnerships.)

2. If the churches still don’t perform SSM’s, they (homosexual activists) will seek to have the state of California no longer recognize ANY marriage performed in that church. That means that the couple deciding to be married will have to first be married somewhere the gays approve of, then have their ceremony performed by a true follower of God.

One can only assume that given this avowed agenda, they will then attempt to force the state to annul all heterosexual marriages that were ever performed if that church continues to defy their demands.

Marriage was around long before governments, created by God in a specific manner. In the last 50 years, government has been trying to get God out of every aspect of every person’s lives, including through government schools and indoctrination, attacking the pledge of Allegiance, or anything related to Judeo-Christian beliefs. Now they want to come into our churches and deny the word of God throughout the Bible, which clearly states from beginning to end that homosexuality is a sin.

But meddling in government is not enough for them. God can’t be in government. Well, I got news, you may have gotten God as much as you can out of government, but we DO still have the First Amendment, and YOU can’t come into a private church and tell them what they must teach, preach, say, and do.

Go have your sin, be happy or miserable, I don’t care, and do whatever you want. I don’t come into your bedroom and stop you from doing what you’re doing. Don’t you come into my church, my private place of worship, my family, and usurp MY authority to teach MY children the difference between right and wrong, and tell me I’M the one who is intolerant, or that I’M the one who is a bigot.

Additionally, this argument is not even about equality. Don’t believe me??? Go look it up. I’ll make it easy for you. Here’s the website for state of California, going directly to the Family Code section about Domestic Partnerships. If you believe this is an equality issue, go read in simple and easy to understand language what the law has been in California about Domestic Partnerships and tell me what more will marriage do for a gay couple? There is not one intrinsic item more that will be given to them from legalized gay marriage.

All of the rights, privileges, benefits, responsibilities, and protections that are afforded to heterosexual couples who are married are provided to any two people who enter into a registered Domestic Partnership, as you can see by this section of California law. Being legally married will not legitimize their relationship one iota more in any way.

The only thing that being legally married will do is give gays yet another stick to beat believers in God’s word with. After all the gay bashing that has been done, you would think they’d know better than to push that pain on anyone else.

Finally, the only other point one can argue about is the rights of the people being governed. Our US Constitution talks about the right of the governed overthrowing the ones who cease to abide by the will of the people. Eight years ago, it was the will of the people in California to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Over 4,300,000 of a broad diversity of people, crossing political lines, racial lines, even gender orientation lines voted in this decidedly liberal state to maintain marriage as it has been defined throughout mankind’s history. In May 2008, four judges overturned the will of the people, and in essence, creating gay marriages. Judges have no business legislating from the bench; they overstep their authority when they do so. Judges have no business overturning the will of the majority of the people.

Folks, wake up, get up, get mad and realize that this is TYRANNY – when a few govern without the consent of the governed. If you don’t understand it, well I guess those government-run public education institutions did a great job of not teaching you American History. Try to find an old text book that is out of print, don’t get any of those revisionist history texts, and learn. Or talk to an old person who learned it right the first time. It was tyranny that started the idea of creating our great country, and we are now in a situation where tyranny is being thrust upon us once again from within.

And after you’ve had a good mad, get out there and do something about it.

The ONLY right thing to do is to VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 8.

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