The polls seem to indicate that those defending traditional marriage are losing ground. Miss California attempted an admiral defense when challenged by an activist judge with the homosexual marriage question. She has been vilified by some on the left. However, her response, "I was raised that way" may not be enough to win this debate. Many have used the phrase, "You cannot legislate morality" to justify promiscuity, homosexuality, or abortion. Yet, many of these same people want to now legislate our moral position on marriage. Granted, we will never convince the advocates for gay marriage but we need to have something more substantial for those that have not yet made up their minds.
I think we have at least three good arguments on our side:
- It's for the children: The Faith and Freedom Network had a couple of good articles recently on why we should NOT legalize same sex marriage; One from Senator Dan Swecker and other by Gary Randall. Basically, "it's for the children". Where have we heard that term before? Bottom line, why is there marriage in the first place? It is not a license for sex. It is society's official recognition of an established family unit. A couple has committed themselves to each other AND any children they may have. Children thrive best under the nurturing care of their natural parents. That isn't always possible. Some single or substitute parents have done some admirable work in raising kids but it is not optimal. Raising kids is tough. Having two mommies or two daddies is not going to make it any easier either.
- It's for the church: The Church is described as the bride of Christ. It reflects a loving relationship between a man and a woman. A homosexual marriage would distort that image. After all, it did start with Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.
- Homosexuality is just wrong. It's not just what Paul wrote in Romans as some have claimed. Moses also wrote it by direction from God in Leviticus 18. Homosexuality is listed with all manner of sexual sins. He puts it right between sacrificing children to idols and having sex with animals and calls it an abomination. It's clear that the only approved sex is between a male husband and a female wife. Their argument is not with Paul or even Moses. It is with God.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV)
Homosexuals may have the right to make their own moral choices. What they do in the privacy of their own homes is their business But to mandate that I have to accept their moral choice against what my God says is arrogance.