Saving God’s Definition of Marriage
The Democrats want to change God’s definition of marriage between a man and a woman so homosexuals can be recognized in marriage.
Marriage is a “Religious Ceremony” created by God as an institution to be for one man and one woman in His very act of creating the human race. God established marriage in His Word in Matthew 19:4-5 and I Corinthians chapter seven. God condemns homosexuality in several passages in the Bible including I Corinthians chapter six.
The people of California overwhelmingly supported Proposition 22 supporting marriage between a man and a woman. However, the Democrats, the A.C.L.U., and an activist judiciary overturned the vote of millions of California voters with a 4-3 decision to allow homosexuals to marry in California, under minding the will of the people.
It has become a passion of the Democrats and the A.CL.U. to tear down the moral fabric of our nation and their goal targets the center of our families and churches.
The Democratic National Committee Chairman, Howard Dean, stated on June 3, 2008 “As leaders of the Democratic Party, we stand proudly with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and commit ourselves to working together to build an America that is truly inclusive”.
The Democrats love to use feel good words like “inclusive” and “tolerance” to advance their liberal agenda and silence Americans. They have used tolerance to slowly push their gay agenda on the people through each generation. Tolerance (Alternative Lifestyles) has led to Acceptance (Domestic Partnerships) has led to Imitation (Civil Unions) which has led to the Lifestyle (Marriage).
However, the liberal gay movement with the Democrats assistance will not end there. They want to silence any speech against homosexuality as a “Hate Crime”, censoring preachers from preaching the Bible and condemning homosexuality in the Old Testament (Leviticus 18:22) and the New Testament (Romans 1:26-32) or the story of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19), which is where we get the word “sodomy”. House bill H.R. 1592 and Senate bill S.1105 would make negative statements concerning homosexuality, such as calling it a sin from the pulpit, a “hate crime” punishable by law.
Currently a California lawsuit is heading to the U.S Supreme Court that would make the use of the words “natural family”, “marriage” and “union of a man and a woman” a “hate speech” and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has already ruled in favor of this.
Further, the gay movement with the assistance from the Democrats and the A.C.L.U. have also introduced legislation to force Traditional Christian Churches to perform gay marriages or lose their tax exemption. Before you think this can not happen, consider that prayer has been banned in school, the Nativity scenes were striped away from the public square, the 10 Commandments were ripped off the walls of our court houses and the Boy Scouts of America have been banned across America for not allowing gay scoutmasters. Piece by piece the A.C.L.U. has torn down the bricks of America’s religious foundation.
President George Washington once stated “the blessings and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary, but especially so in times of public distress and danger….the liberties of America are the object of divine protection”.
I, and others in the religious community, do not hate the sinner involved in homosexuality; but we hate the sin as we should all strive to live our lives in moral and ethical behavior.
With Proposition 8 , we have an opportunity to reestablish marriage between one man and one woman, the way God designed marriage in the Bible.
Frank Aquila is a Manteca resident and president of the South San Joaquin Republicans. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org