Article updating the arguments against same sex marriage
In my research I am among those who have vociferously argued about the pitfalls of same-sex marriage.I, and others like me, voice our apprehensions in the original radical spirit of “queer”.These versions are not based in the myth of marriage and all that entails: the monogamy, the children, the picket fence and the respectability.A person needs only to look around exactly where they are and they will see how diversely people choose to live their lives.As for same-sex “marriage,” we see no place for it within the context of a Christian worldview. Jesus, when expressing his understanding of the scriptural foundation for the divine purpose and design in marriage, referred to its origins in the Creation account: “From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh…” (Mark 10:6-8, quoting Genesis ).TL Mc Cormick does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
To this we would add the crucial observation that, here as elsewhere in the Christian life, the example and commandment of Christ places us under obligation to proclaim both God’s truth His redemptive grace. There is no place for hatred, hurtful comments, or other forms of rejection toward those who experience same-sex attraction or identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual.
A careful study of this stance shows that its adherents either discount the authority of Scripture or adopt interpretive methods that create the latitude to ignore or distort the plain and obvious meaning of its words.
In our opinion, the clarity of God’s truth on this matter remains unchanged in spite of hermeneutical methods designed to justify homosexual behavior.
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Resources 101 Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage: 6 Things You Must Know About What’s Really at Stake The Gay Gospel?