Government and marriageI do not like the president’s admission of support for gay marriage either — not because of a moral argument but because it was obviously a political ploy to distract voters from the real, much more daunting issues that he has no answer for, but since the issue has been raised and one side has spoken in this paper, I’ll speak my opinion:
Are you willing to kill a man and a woman who have committed adultery? (Leviticus 20:10) (Good-bye Newt Gingrich.) How about people who have to work seven days a week in order to support a family? (Exodus 35: 2) (Add me to the death list.)
If you quote the Bible in order to condemn homosexuality, that’s OK, it’s your belief. But make sure not to pick and choose which rules to follow and which not to, because once you do that you become a hypocrite and your arguments/opinions are moot.
My honest opinion is that the government shouldn’t be involved in marriage at all. What gives the government the power to control relationships between adults? Why do you have the right to choose which religious definition of marriage everyone else follows? If roles were reversed, and fundamental Mormons were the majority and said that only plural marriage is acceptable, you would not be very happy. (Even though you can cite the Bible as a reference for its supposed correctness.)