The same sex marriage onslaught in this country isn’t just about politics and law; it is also about people who claim to be Christians loudly asserting that it is Christian. These defenders of perversion are a kind of PR front that clouds the issue.
The message is that Christian faithfulness and Christian ethics can all stay pretty much in place if you make this one change in marriage—defining marriage as “two persons” rather than as “a man and a woman.”
First of all, since the Bible does define marriage as one man and one woman (permitting polygamy temporarily as a degenerate form), same sex “marriage” is, by definition, against Biblical morality. Even if we had two homosexuals in a relationship who only had “sex” with each other (something quite rare in these so-called “marriages”) they would still be immoral perversions.
But secondly, Christians who support same sex “marriage” are, in fact, often not even bothering to uphold anything like the sexual morality that Jesus commanded. As Mark Regnerus on the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse blog pointed out, a recent survey presented the following statements:
1. Viewing pornographic material is OK.
2. It is a good idea for couples considering marriage to live together in order to decide whether or not they get along well enough to be married to one another.
3. It is OK for two people to get together for sex and not necessarily expect anything further.
4. If a couple has children, they should stay married unless there is physical or emotional abuse.
5. It is sometimes permissible for a married person to have sex with someone other than his/her spouse.
6. It is OK for three or more consenting adults to live together in a sexual/romantic relationship.
7. I support abortion rights.
Respondents were asked to tell how much they agreed or disagreed with each statement. The results were charted according to whether the respondent was a Christian who opposed same sex “marriage” or approved of it.
As Regnerus sums up:
So what do the numbers say? The table above displays the share of each group who either “agree” or “strongly agree” with the seven statements listed above. At a glance, there is a pretty obvious fissure between Christians who do and do not oppose same-sex marriage. More than seven times as many of the latter think pornography is OK. Three times as many back cohabiting as a good idea, six times as many are OK with no-strings-attached sex, five times as many think adultery could be permissible, thirteen times as many have no issue with polyamorous relationships, and six times as many support abortion rights. The closest the two come together is over the wisdom of a married couple staying together at all costs (except in cases of abuse).
In other words, there are two possibilities.
- These people have no idea what Jesus, with the prophets and Apostles, teach and demand in the area of sexual morality—and have probably never seriously disciplined themselves to live according to the Bible’s sexual ethic.
- These people think Jesus, along with the prophets and Apostles, were a pack of fools who no one should listen to regarding sex and marriage.
Nothing I’ve said proves they are right and wrong. That’s an argument for another post. I’m merely pointing out these people have no understanding of or inclination to follow the Bible’s sexual ethics. They aren’t disciples of Jesus in any intelligible fashion.
In other words, they may wear Christ’s name in baptism and in the self-given name “Christian,” but they aren’t followers of Jesus—and thus not Christians in any real sense.