We will soon be hearing the opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court concerning same-sex marriage in America. Those on the left demand what they call “marriage equality” nation-wide, and those on the right are calling for the Federal Government to stay out of the marriage business. Their thinking seems to be “Let the people decide by the democratic process on a state-by-state basis how marriage will be defined.” Both, the left and the right are wrong on this one. Marriage is not the product of popular consensus or opinion of the left or the right. It is an institution created by, defined by and overseen by God himself—the God in whom we declare we place our trust!
Government didn’t create marriage. Federal or state governments cannot, therefore recreate marriage in any form. The only obligation and responsibility government has concerning marriage is to recognize it as God has defined it, and protect it as a foundational principle for the “pursuit of happiness.” But unfortunately, I haven’t heard this from today’s politicians. So it’s up to the clergy of this nation to once again lead the way to American revival. One cannot separate American peace and prosperity from American morality. The very Father of our country taught us:
“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”(-George Washington’s farewell Address)
The U.S. Supreme Court should simply declare that marriage is not a creation of human government, but rather an institution created by God, codified in natural law, and verified through human experience as the union of one male and one female unrelated by blood. It is the duty of nations as well as of men to recognize it as such, and to prefer it for the betterment of civil society above other social arrangements.
As a circle with four corners would cease to be a circle, so would a marriage of two people of the same sex cease to be a marriage. Calling the moon the sun does not make it so, and so it is with marriage.
However the U.S. Supreme Court rules, national leaders and people of good faith and common sense must take up the cause of restoring time-tested Biblical values to our culture, and the clergy must lead the way.