It involves a union of bodies—and not bodies in any old way we please, as if giving your cousin a wet willy in the ear makes you married. Those who want homosexual relationships to be redefined as marriages say that many aspects of their relationships are like marriage—having sexual play, living together, loving one another, etc. It has nothing to do with civil rights. Thus it is not marriage. Here are five reasons Christians should continue to publicly and winsomely oppose bestowing the term and institution of marriage upon same-sex couples:. What Will You Do?
In that regard, the question of marriage is not about a civil right at all.
Same-Sex "Marriage" Is Not a Civil Right
If homosexual relationships are, in this manner, legally recognized as marriages, no realities will change. Governments and lawyers and the law do not create the people, the house, the paint, and my desire to paint your house for a price that you want to pay. Marriage is what children can come from. Battle for the Children: Everyday is a March for Life. However, to insist that the question of marriage is a matter of civil law and not first of all a religious matter does not take us very far. But we must say it in love:
The step after surrender is conquest. The next step after giving up the marriage fight is not a happy millennium of everyone everywhere doing marriage in his own way. But here, you see, is the sleight of hand. Those who now argue that same-sex couples should be included, as a matter of civil right, within the legal definition of marriage are appealing to the constitutional principles of equal protection and equal treatment. Those who want homosexual relationships to be redefined as marriages say that many aspects of their relationships are like marriage—having sexual play, living together, loving one another, etc. In particular, we need to be clear about what constitutes a civil right.