Marriage is the most powerful and civilizing institution in the world. At its best, marriage possesses a unique authority to teach spouses to love, to channel their sexuality constructively, and then to love the fruit of that creativity (children) well. Marriage impacts everyone. For that impact to be as beneficial as possible, we can agree with the writer of Hebrews on behalf of all people when (s)he says: “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure.” (Heb. 13:4)
Many with same-sex attraction do not submit their desires as a problem to be solved but rather as a civil right to be asserted. That has manifested itself today in gays claiming marriage as their own. We must not concede this to them. Instead, we honor marriage and we honor gays by refusing to change the boundaries of marriage. Amid the many moral decisions all citizens face, we must remove the choice of ‘gay marriage’ by praying for Californian citizens to vote yes on Proposition 8.
Starting on September 26th I will be posting devotions and prayer topics on the subject. I hope and pray that you will join me for these very important 40 days.