Friday, August 9, 2013

The Christian Case Against Gay Marriage

8/9/2013 – – I am beginning to wonder just what the Christian case against gay marriage is. I understand the Jewish case against gay marriage. It is based on the purity codes. Homosexual relationships are like eating ham: they are unclean behaviors. But the new covenant in the New Testament has done away with all this.

Paul seems to condemn homosexuality as unnatural. But this is strange, considering that it is also Paul who states that in Christ there is neither male nor female, slave nor free. In other words, gender no longer matters. This leads me to believe that what Paul is really condemning in context is the lust that he mentions, not homosexuality. Obviously, there is such a thing as immoral, destructive and exploitive homosexual sex, just as that is obviously true of heterosexual sex as well. Gay marriage, of course, is about committed, loving relationships. This is probably very far from Paul’s concern.

In any event, Paul is not Jesus. Not only is Jesus not interested in condemnation based on the purity codes, he addresses the matter of marriage in only one place that I know. He quotes Genesis about man and woman in marriage. But, ironically, his point, in replying to the Pharisees, is to condemn their permissiveness about divorce. Many of the Protestants who condemn gay marriage have come to terms with divorce. But it is divorce, not gay relationships, that concerns Jesus. Divorce is what Jesus condemns.

This is not surprising, for divorce is a matter of the breaking of commitment. That is precisely the kind of action that would cause a condemnation from Jesus.

To those who condemn gay marriage, I rather think that Jesus would reply, “marriage is made for men and women, not men and women for marriage.”

1 comment:

  1. Universal GAYety is Coming !

    Gays are found throughout history. For the first time ever - finally - they're almost worldwide! Wow!
    This global gaydom is even foretold in the Bible - predicted by Jesus (see "days of Lot" in Luke 17 and compare with Genesis 19).
    And the Hebrew prophet Zechariah (14th chapter) says that during the same gay "days" ALL nations will come against Israel and fulfill the "days of Noah" at the same time (see Luke 17 again) - a short time of anti-Jewish genocide found in Zechariah 13:8 when two-thirds of all Jews will die.
    In other words, when "gay days" have become universal, all hell will break loose!
    Shockingly, the same "days" will lead to and trigger the "end of days" - and when they begin, human government will quickly wind down in just a few short years. For the first time in history there won't be enough time for anyone to expect to live long enough to be able to attend college, have kids and grand-kids, save for and enjoy retirement, etc.
    One final thought. The more we see gays "coming out," the sooner Jesus will be "coming down"!
    (For more, Google or Yahoo "God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up" and "Jesus Never Mentioned Homosexuality. When gays have birthdays...")