With today’s politics, the LGBT community is hot and heavy on the trails of marriage. By this, I mean that the sacred institution of marriage faces a real threat, a bastardization of God’s word by politicians and judges through the legal process and by couples who are hell-bent on making churches go against the biblical definition of marriage, forcing the hands of pastors to officiate weddings that simply go against Christian beliefs.
Before accusing me of not checking my facts: in Denmark, pastors are legally compelled to host gay wedding ceremonies.
Marriage is defined not once, not twice, but several times in the bible. Genesis 2:24 states that a man shall leave his mother and father and unite with his wife, and the two shall become one! I don’t know how it can be made any more clear: A marriage proper is defined as a union of one man and one woman. Not one man and one man or one woman and one woman, or two men and three women! You get the point.
That is why I am presenting a case for so-called, “civil unions.” These unions bear the same legal benefits of marriage, without violating the sacred institution of marriage as defined in the Bible. Because these unions are officiated by a justice of the peace rather than a member of the clergy and are performed in a courthouse rather than in a church, pastors are not forced to decide whether to officiate a wedding that goes against their beliefs or face a discrimination lawsuit, or worse, be forced to leave the clergy in order to preserve moral integrity.
I am not against legal unions for the LGBT community. Just– please, please, call it anything except, “marriage.”