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MARRIAGE: ‘Same-sex marriage’ is an oxymoron

Letter by Helen and George Allen, Steilacoom on Jan. 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 62 Comments »
January 23, 2012 1:19 pm

Legalizing same-sex marriage has some very thorny problems for us. First of all, we believe the Bible is the word of God and has authority over our lives.

We’re well aware that many people don’t agree with that and we respect their right to differ. But Jesus says that a man should leave his parents to be joined to his wife and that they should become one flesh. That is God’s plan for the long-term relationship of men and women and the procreation and preservation of mankind.

In other places, Old and New Testaments, homosexuality is called an abomination to God. We do not want to be put in the position of supporting stands that offend God. It is a dangerous and wrong place to be spiritually.

Second, we’re well aware of our own sin and need of grace. Like everyone else we are not holy or perfect and have no business pointing at someone else’s sin. All of us are really in the same boat and need to deal with our own sins rather than point fingers at someone else. But for us, “same-sex marriage” is an oxymoron. Words have meaning.

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