Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gay Marriage In New York?

The governor of New York, David Patterson, is preparing legislation to legalize gay marriage within the state. This action is contrary to what the citizens of New York recently told pollsters. In the poll, 59% of the population rejected the notion of legalizing these "unions." Even a majority of democrats oppose the move. Why, then, is the governor pushing this kind of legislation down the throats of New Yorkers?

It is a sign of the times that we have to even define what marriage is! Now, when we refer to marriage, we have to nearly always parenthetically add "between a man and a woman." It used to be a foregone conclusion that marriage was just this. We live in changing times and this is one change that we simply cannot afford.

Marriage is the basis of the family. It is the bedrock of society. No other social unit is more important. The expressed purpose of marriage is procreation. Procreation can only take place between a man and a woman. In the cases of in vitro fertilization, the fertilized egg is still the result of the union of male sperm and a female ovum! So, no matter where the egg comes from and no matter into whom it is implanted, the fact it that it started out as a union between male and female!

Marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman. Anything else that is called a marriage is not. Whether someone agrees with this definition or not is irrelevant. Truth is truth! God intended for the institution of marriage to be the union of a man and a woman. This society, in its rush to revel in diversion, has forced an unnatural union upon us. We, as Americans, are so anxious to accept everyone and everything that we are willing to turn our very foundations upside down. If the legislation passes in New York, it will not be long that gay marriage will be legalized in many other states throughout the Union. There is a certain beauty in the union of a man and wife that reflects nearly perfectly the love that God has for all of us. This beauty is specific to marriage and cannot be found in the union of woman and woman or man and man! If we redefine the most basic foundation of society, how long will it be before that foundation crumbles and society comes tumbling down with it?