Leave marriage out of this

I have been having a hard time with gay marriage.

It’s not that I mind that people of the same sex come together. I believe that since I don’t trust our government to tell me what to do, I don’t think our government should try and tell others what they can or cannot do. Morally I have issues with it because I believe the Bible to be the absolute truth. But the key phrase that I said was, “I believe.” I’m not trying to force my religious beliefs on anyone.

I’m the type of Christian that if you want to know what the Bible says, I stand ready to give you the answers. I’m not going to club you over the head with my Bible,  nor am I going to try and convince you to follow my Bible. The reason is because my Bible says you have to believe and obey from the heart.

The God I serve is pro-choice. Pro-choice in the sense that He allows everyone freewill. He would never do anything to prohibit your freewill and your freewill doesn’t checkmate His perfect will. Basically, you choose to do what your heart really desires and His judgment will reign in the end.

With that said, I am bothered by the use of the word marriage.

I know what a marriage is and I know that gays wanted their significant others to be able to get medical benefits and such. I totally understand that. To make this happen, the insurance industry practically forced them to seek marriage instead of just allowing them to appoint the people who are able to get benefits.

Should it matter who gets benefits?

To greedy insurance companies, the answer is yes. They were trying to avoid allowing us to designate who we want to give benefits to.

I said all that to say this:  instead of gays entering into a “marriage,” why couldn’t we just call it a “union?”

Doing it this way allows the true intention of marriage to stay pure and its defining elements to remain intact. Jesus said, “Have you not read that He who made them in the beginning made them male and female.” (Matt. 19:4) This is what He meant when He said,”…what God has joined together (a male and a female), let no man separate.”

The use of the word “union” would be generic enough to allow any two things to come together: a chicken and a cow… a pig and a frog…peanut butter and chocolate – and even two men or two women.

Let union ring!

2 Replies to “Leave marriage out of this”

  1. At the moment, two atheists can get legally married anywhere in the US and have it called marriage. As long as that is the case, there is no good reason to keep the word or the legal event from gay folk.

    1. Great point! However, the biblical definition of marriage was not predicated on the participants being believers. The qualifications of the marriage is defined as a male and female biologically. The point of the blog was not to judge gay unions in terms of right and wrong, but to simply offer an alternative.

      Thanks for your comments!

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