Last week the Supreme Court of the United States issued their decision on gay marriage. Suddenly the world was a rainbow. People all over the country were either turning their Facebook profile picture rainbow, or shining rainbow lights onto their buildings. There’s another group of people saying that this is the end of marriage in the United States and is part of the downfall of this great nation. I think that gay marriage is wrong, but that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be legal.
Here’s what I think
First of all, I don’t think that the government should be telling anyone who they can and can’t marry. I don’t think that they should be issuing marriage licenses at all. Marriage, throughout history, has been between a man and a woman. I don’t think that conservatives are wrong about that. But the thing that they are missing is that marriage, throughout history, has been a bond made between a man and woman, their pastor, and their god. This is what I believe in.
The government should have no say in who I marry, and if I’m married. If I want to marry someone, then my pastor and my God have the final say in that, not the government.
Second, I’d like to remind you of a post I wrote not too long ago. If you haven’t read it, I suggest you do. I talked about how Christians aren’t being treated the same as other groups of people in the United States and how many conservative and Christian leaders are speaking out against it. But what I suggested is that we should be welcoming persecution instead of fighting against it.
Our leaders have been placed in their positions by God, to do the things that God allows them to do. Many leaders in the Bible were moved by the hand of God to do things that seemed to be against God’s people (Pharaoh, Nebakanezer, etc.). In the end, even though it seemed like what they were doing was bad for God’s people, it was actually the best thing that could happen for God’s glory.
We are in a time that God has created for us. You and me were born for such a time as this. The Supreme Court ruling favorably on gay marriage only brings more fire against Christians. It’s going to be through this fire that God will move and create the revival in America that we have been praying for the last several decades. Why would we fight against the very thing God is using to answer our prayers?
So to legalized gay marriage I say, bring it on! The government shouldn’t be telling me who I can and can’t marry anyway, so who cares if they say that more people are allowed to do so? And the greatest revivals have always come under persecution. I can’t wait to see what God does next.