Monday, June 06, 2022

Opposition to Gay "Marriage": The Final Holdouts

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A new survey by Gallup shows that 71% of Americans in general now support so-called "gay marriage."

The same survey also shows who the final "hold-outs" are, and why they oppose redefining marriage.

And why the pro-gay-marriage folks are deeply concerned about the constitutionality of the redefinition.

Be informed, not misled.

A new survey by Gallup shows that 71% of Americans in general support "gay marriage."

The survey, taken May 2 through 22, 2022 asked adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia this question: "Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriage?"

The result was that 71% said it should be valid. Last year in 2021, 70% of adults said homosexual "marriages" should be valid.

When Gallup first asked the question about marriage in 1996, barely a quarter---27%---of the public supported homosexual "marriages."

The "holdouts," as Gallup calls us.

When asked the same question of American adults who attend church regularly---at least once a week, they found that 58% oppose homosexual "marriage" while 40% support it.

Faithful Catholics and Protestants, including evangelicals and orthodox Jews, those who follow the Bible's moral prescriptions and church tradition, believe that marriage is between one man and one woman for life.

Why do hold-outs, hold out in the first place?

In Matthew 19 we find Jesus being questioned by the religious leaders of his day. They were not looking for truth, they were actually trying to set a philosophical and theological trap for him.

He responded: 

The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

So the battle over marriage is actually based on whether or not one believes God and His Word, or the "evolving" culture. The activists have set an intellectual and emotional trap for the culture.

The silence from our pulpits on this and similar issues are in great part to blame for the confusion in the culture.

Homosexual activists told their stories of being denied the right to "marry whom they love" and be "treated as equal to heterosexuals" and "breeders" as they call married couples who produce children,  claiming they were actually being denied their constitutional rights.

Non-religious people said "sure," "why not," and, "let's be fair and redefine marriage to accommodate everybody."


Uninformed, good people began to concede that maybe they have a point, after all, we want to be fair and equitable, don't we? They were "tempted" as the Pharisees tried to tempt Jesus on the subject of marriage. Jesus stood firm on the Truth. Voters in Washington state and others across the nation have not.

There is a continuing ignorance about the darkness of same-sex relations.

The state did not create marriage, therefore it cannot redefine it in Truth. In the beginning, our government got involved in legalized biblical marriage unions to support the biblical model of marriage because biblical marriage is a pillar of strength in the culture and our communities. And it is the foundation of sustainability for the human race.

Deviations from the biblical model of human sexuality and marriage are destructive to both the individuals and the culture.

In the same conversation, Jesus also confirmed that God only created "male" and "female," debunking the lie about transgenders.

The problem we have in the culture today is that the homosexual community generally is not willing to simply live their destructive lifestyles. They are obsessed with exporting it to the entire culture. Misleading and grooming our children as young as kindergarteners, through their nearly unrestricted access to public schools.

In writing to the Roman church, Paul said in Romans chapter 1 that he was "not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, because it is the only human unifier that exists, and it is the power of God unto salvation."

Then he wrote:

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

So this is why we "hold out" on kissing marriage goodbye. It's important to God, therefore it must be important to us. We are not bigots or bullies, but merely trying to hold to the timeless Truth of God's Word about all aspects of the gospel---including marriage.

Those within the church who support "gay marriage" are either uninformed or unwilling to submit to God's truth. Or are rebellious toward God Himself.

Could a Supreme Court ruling against abortion open the door to reverse the "right" to same-sex "marriage?"

In the next couple of weeks, the Supreme Court will make public it's ruling on Rope v Wade. Based on the leaked draft of their ruling they will overturn Roe. 

The New York Times published this headline: "If Roe Falls, Is Same-Sex Marriage Next?"

It's a lengthy article, hoping upon hope that same-sex marriage doesn't meet the same fate they are certain awaits Roe v Wade.

Most of the liberal media is also worrying out loud about the future of same-sex "marriage" in light of a probable ruling against Roe.

National Public Radio (NPR) ran this headline: "Abortion rights might soon be gone. Activists worry same-sex marriage may be next."

NPR introduced the possibility with this:

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. It was a historic ruling that signified a turning point for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States.

Fast-forward seven years and a lot has changed. The Supreme Court is vastly different, and another landmark decision is pending, this time pertaining to the constitutional right to an abortion.

A leaked draft opinion suggests the court is ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, which could have implications for other rights, including the right to same-sex marriage.

What seems to be the greatest concern of the activists, is Justice Scalia's use of the term "unenumerated rights" in the leaked draft concerning the Roe v Wade case.

The left has grown accustomed to labeling anything they want as a right, then twisting the Constitution to appear to provide that right.

We may be standing on the cusp of a monumental cultural shift away from the relativistic, evolving "truths" of the Left to the traditional, God-given Truth upon which this nation was founded, and upon which all society is sustained.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.