“But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh.” –Mark 10: 6-8
Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling on the marriage case (Obergefell v. Hodges) that legalizes homosexual “marriage” throughout the nation. This comes despite millions of Americans who went to the voting booth to preserve marriage as it has been understood throughout history: the union between one man and one woman. In a blatant exercise of judicial activism and assault on the Constitution, five judges in black robes have defied God’s plan for the family.
The Court solves nothing with this ill-advised ruling, but only intensifies the culture wars, as it did in Roe v. Wade. Christians have already suffered persecution by losing their businesses or jobs for their stance on Biblical marriage. We can only wonder what the future holds for believers who stand strong for God’s principles. Will the faithful be coerced to conform–even celebrate?
Justice Scalia said, “This Court is a threat to American democracy.” Sen. Rounds’ reaction to the ruling was quoted in the Rapid City Journal: “Today’s ruling is a blow to state’s rights. I believe states have a constitutional role in setting their own policy on marriage. Marriage is between a man and a woman, and traditional families play an important role in the fabric of our society.”
No matter what five Justices rule, we know the Truth and the Author of Truth. We must not despair. God is still the Supreme Judge. The enemy (whose time is short) may have won this battle, but we must take comfort knowing that in the end, God will prevail.
As Christians, we cannot lose hope. We must let our light shine and in love bring others to a saving knowledge of the Lord. We must re-establish a pro-marriage, pro-family culture in our nation, but we must realize the challenges we may face. By our example, we must demonstrate that marriage, as God ordained it, is the best model for strong, healthy, stable families, and we must not fail to establish a strong civilization and culture.
Concerned Women for America will continue to stand strong on God’s principles and work to preserve our religious freedom, the Biblical family structure, and healthy sexuality as God designed.