It’s been nearly a month since the Supreme Court of this great land has determined that same-sex marriage is constitutional.
Sadly, not everything “lawful” is good. We’ve been here before. Roe v Wade, anyone? A Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling didn’t exactly settle the abortion debate, and now we know beyond a shadow of a doubt – thanks to common sense and simple science – that babies are, in fact, human. Still, in spite of this self-evidence, brutally killing them is still legal.
Common sense and simple science proves that unquestionable support for real marriage ought to be emphasized. Genetic women are compatible with genetic men and vice versa, but in The Emperor’s New Clothes world we live in, what’s real is false and what’s false is real simply because some elitist says it is.
- There is only one system in the human body that is incomplete: the reproductive system. It can only serve its purpose when it is matched male to female.
- Children suffer when they do not have both a mother and a father.
- Pitifully, not enough is said about the physical harm endured by men who practice homosexual behavior. Are we not concerned with their physical health?
- Nations value marriage because nations need to secure a future. Natural, traditional marriage produces children and, therefore, a future. This is why government has been in the marriage business.
Five unelected people should not be the moral and practical authority of a free Republic.
No matter who may be a Supreme Court Justice, God is always and forever the King.
But since this is where we are, religious liberty is what’s at stake here in America. Even before this decision, we saw case after case of Christian business owners being dragged to court, denied their inalienable right to freedom of religion and speech, and forced to pay hefty penalties for “emotional damages” “suffered” by gay couples who target Christian bakers, photographers, florists, etc. I imagine some of these Christians might be suffering from their own emotional damages, but don’t hold your breath to see them vindicated or compensated.
Originally, the LGBT activists told us all they wanted was to marry like everyone else, but it has become apparent that they aren’t content with their right to marry, they will not rest until they have forced everyone who disagrees with them to be active participants in their “marriages.” This is tyranny at its max, and we will not succumb. We will obey God rather than man. (Acts 5:29)
We will have decisions to make as Christians become increasingly targeted by the vicious LGBT agenda – sharks who wish to silence, marginalize, and criminalize anyone who disagrees with them. Are all LGBT-ers this way? No, of course not. But much damage can be done by radicals in any facet of society, so Christians are reaping the wrath of tyrants in this sect of culture.
An increasing number of churches these days are becoming more concerned about filling their seats on Sunday mornings than staying true to the Word of God. So much so that, in some cases, unbelievers serve in leadership positions, pastors avoid voicing certain Biblical truths and even counsel their leadership to keep quiet so everyone can feel welcome and comfortable. In churches that may otherwise be Biblically sound, this user-friendly approach, where the controversial is ignored and the emphasis is on comfort rather than righteousness, will lead to an inevitable division. Because, if a man and member of their church who has recently begun parading as a “woman” in their midst is not lovingly confronted, the uncompromising, scripture-embracing congregants will most likely choose to depart this church. On the other hand, if the church decides to take a Biblical stance and establish parameters and bylaws for Christian behavior within their facilities, the “feel good” crowd who is there to have their itching ears tickled will leave. (2 Timothy 4:3) A heartbreaking inevitability. But so it will be. The church at large will have to choose if they will serve God or man, and the sheep will be separated from the goats.
This is not necessarily a bad thing. Though it is much easier to be comfortable in our Christianity and unchallenged by culture, these storms that come only strengthen and grow the church. And so, we may say, like the Mercy Me song, “Bring me joy; bring me peace; bring the chance to be free. Bring me anything that brings You glory. I know there’ll be days when this life brings me pain, but if that’s what it takes to praise You, then Jesus, bring the rain.” “Choose you this day whom you will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15) “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Christ. … the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.” (Galatians 1:10-11)
In California, we don’t see protection on the horizon for Christians, but it is encouraging to see states like Texas, Louisiana, and Kansas proactively protecting the conscience of Christians. May more states rise up and defend their citizens’ religious freedom.
The people of California have twice voted on the issue of marriage and have consistently fallen on the side of favoring and protecting natural, traditional marriage. Yet, each time unelected judges have overturned the will of the people. This latest SCOTUS decree is just par for the course for the California conservatives who are growing accustomed to their voices not being heard.
Californians must encourage their pastors and church leadership to do everything they can to protect their religious liberty. CWA has a great brochure to help you get started and Pacific Justice Institute and Alliance Defending Freedom have made bylaw language available on their websites. This is the first step in protecting churches from lawsuits and attacks.
Pray, sweet brothers and sisters. Honor your own marriages. And stand up for what is right. Don’t grow weary in doing good. “Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.” Separate LGBT feelings from LGBT behavior. Many of these people don’t choose to feel the way they do. We must genuinely bless them in a way that properly represents Christ. Love, love, love; because real, Godly #lovewins.
“…in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” ~2 Timothy 2:25-26