Originally Posted by jfrog
So anyone care to explain to me what is wrong with endorsing gay marriage/civil unions?
Personally, I won't endorse it. Genesis 2:20-24
pretty much clears up that marriage was intended to be between a man and a woman. However, I'm sure many of us know where a conversation would go if we bring that very scripture up to someone who either supports SSM or is currently married to a SS partner. The whole "you're being judgemental!" statement would very likely be thrown in.
There's no judgemental anything being thrown in. It's Bible. It's the desgin God chose in order for His plan to be carried out. For me to endorse SSM would immediately contradict the foundation for a Christian marriage.
Here we are in modern society. SSM is heavily debated, discussed, and many times thrown in our face by the media and Hollywood. Such a heavy influence in those two alone. If someone were to consider SSM, a few questions would pop into my mind:
1) Obviously, "Why?"
2) What was the family structure like during childhood? Overbearing or passive father? Overbearing or passive mother? Gay siblings/relatives?
3) What was the spiritual foundation, if any, like? Consistent fellowship with other believers? Off and on fellowship? No fellowship at all? Influence is key.
4) What type of entertainment would I find? Frequent sexual content? Hate/disrespect toward people of faith, etc? Again, influence is key.
5) Did they just have a sudden change of heart, even though all of the above seemed like they were conducive to a Christian home?
Getting down to the heart of the matter, it would help to know where someone came from in terms of their raising to figure out why they'd consider SSM. To immediately respond with Leviticus and Deuteronomy accounts, etc won't help the other person, I can assure you. Yet, too many people do and wonder why no progress can be made in helping that person come out of their mindset and belief.
The best thing, IMO, for politicians to do is not endorse or deny marriage, period, and leave it to the churches and people to decide from there. I'm pretty sure folks on both sides of the aisle would disagree with what I just said. But, as I've said before, we let government decide what they'll allow/give, they'll also be the ones who can deny/take away. Kinda like what Thomas Jefferson said: "A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have...."