Americans are divided on the issue of same-sex marriage, as was made clear in the Feb. 27 debate “Is civil marriage for gay couples good for society?”
Approximately 48 percent of Americans currently support same-sex marriage and 43 percent oppose it, according to a Pew Research report. This is a major shift from 2001, when 57 percent of Americans were opposed and 35 percent were supportive of same-sex marriage.
In the debate, homosexual author and blogger Andrew Sullivan argued that gay marriage is good for society, claiming that it is “pro-family, pro-dignity and pro-conservative.” On the other hand, Pastor Douglas Wilson of Christ Church in Moscow argued that gay marriage would be damaging to society, saying public acceptance of gay marriage would lead to polygamy.
While I was not entirely satisfied with the way Wilson performed, I commend him for his stance on this issue. He was unwavering in his convictions and level-headed in his speech.
Sullivan’s performance, however, proved to be an emotional roller coaster of half-truths and innuendo. Especially problematic was his insipid and hypocritical use of Christian dogma to back his argument. He proclaimed himself a Christian, yet at the end of the debate I seriously doubted his claim to faith.
He falsely presented Christ as an advocate of gay marriage, naively using the cop-out that God and Jesus love all. Indeed, God loves all, but that does not give anyone permission to live heinously. As the Romans 6:6 states, “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid.”
Sullivan went so far as to insinuate that Christianity is based on falsehood, in light of evolutionary theory. Additionally, he declared himself as pro-masturbation and fine with couples indulging in pre-marital sex.
Clearly, this is a man after God’s own heart.
Sullivan is in need of an identity. He doesn’t seem to know what he is, bouncing from Darwinism to Christianity to secularism and so forth. If he seeks that which violates God’s law, then he needs to stop proclaiming his doubtful Christian faith. He needs to be honest with himself, as long as he’s a part of the 48 percent.
The Bible clearly sees homosexuality as a sin — that is, a sexual perversion that strays from God’s marital establishments. As Romans 1:26-27 says, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly…”
A true Christian cannot accept homosexuality because it violates God’s law as set in scripture.
As Christians, we need to follow God’s law and will, alone. Any other law or will belongs to our sinful flesh and the devil and must be avoided, no matter how right it may feel.
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