Chris has been watching the HBO special “Newsroom” on Amazon. This you tube clip above made me wonder how gay marriage threatens traditional marriage. Click on the arrow to watch this fictional interview of an aide to Rick Santorum during the 2011 presidential race.
I had never thought of this but gay marriage does threaten marriage between a man and a woman. First of all we need to realize that up to 1/2 of the people in the U.S. don’t think homosexual sex is a sin. If you asked them about the other sins in Romans 1:29 they would probably agree that the other things are sin.
Romans 1:26 "For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another,men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error……29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”
So back to my supposition. Either homosexual sex is a sin as described in Romans 1:26 -27 as well as these other things described in Romans 1:29-32 or none of them are sin. I think that most people would agree that these things are sin.
Now what does the sin of homosexual marriage do to a marriage between a man and a woman? How about this from "The Bible’s Teaching on Marriage and Family” By Andreas Kostenberger: "Gender role confusion is a sixth and final result of humanity's rebellion against the Creator. Where God's design for man and woman to be distinct yet complementary partners in procreation and stewardship of God's earth is diluted, people will inexorably be confused about what it means to be masculine or feminine, and the lines between the two sexes made by God will increasingly be blurred.”
The children will be taught that we aren’t boys and girls but we are all purple penguins. See this article:http://www.nationalreview.com/article/389862/school-told-call-kids-purple-penguins-because-boys-and-girls-not-inclusive.
All in all it is ultimate rebellion against God no matter how you look at it. Sin ruins families, nations, and ultimately the world. But we know from the end of the story in the Bible—Jesus will come back and remove the curse.