The nation’s highest court is hearing a couple cases involving marriage/homosexual marriage. I have seen a lot of people posting for “Marriage Equality.” Some are posting red equal symbols in support of homosexual marriage and then there are a plethora of symbols against.
I listened to the arguments. In my opinion, the arguments for homosexual marriage has clearly won the day. The arguments against were just weak at best and bizarre at worst. I know how the courts should rule.
Let the government create whatever kind of civil unions, domestic partnerships, or whatever they want for the purpose of tax classes, federal benefits, etc. They could (and should) include homosexual unions. (For all my friends who flip out…hang on) Homosexuality, whatever you think of it, is a fact of our world. However much we may wish it otherwise, it is the way things are. To ignore what is, stomp our feet and refuse to acknowledge the families that have formed is nothing short of cruel. Beyond morality, it is a matter of compassion. People, regardless of any other factor, are still people and they deserve to be treated as ones in whom rests the image of God.
Let’s dissolve all forms of civil marriage.
Let every church and every religious organization take the responsibility to teach their people about the holy covenant called, “Marriage.” Let some churches explain to the homosexual couples who want to follow Jesus they are not welcome there. Let other churches welcome them. Let bodies of faith live out their faith and celebrate their religious covenants as they see fit.
It seems to me this would solve the whole issue–both secular and sacred.