03 October 2008

Prop-8: Pray for California

I'm sure you've heard (or maybe your haven't) about Prop. 8 being put on the California ballot this election. Prop. 8 is a ballot measure that will place into the California Constitution language that says "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California." I am in full support of voting YES on Prop 8.

I believe marriage is not a civil right created by the government but a covenant instituted by God for His purpose. Marriage was created not only to be a life giving union (Genesis 1:28) where a man and a woman become one flesh (Gen. 2:24) but also a reflection of our salvation, a metaphor for Christ and his church (Ephesians 5:22-33).

I am not saying this because I hate gay people or I think God hates gay people when in fact He truly does love them but redefining marriage will open up a can of worms that I don't think many people realize the repercussions of. If you think letting people marry whom they want has nothing to do with you, think again! This will affect our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, the things our children are taught in public schools and our society as a whole. This can already be seen in places like Canada or Massachusetts (or already in other ways in CA) where it is mandatory to accept the homosexual lifestyle and illegal to speak against it even in places like the church. Where is our right to freedom of speech there? Churches have had their licenses revoked because they believe the Bible and would not marry a homosexual couple. What will happen to freedom of religion? Practicing their faith - that's all they were trying to do.

To redefine marriage to be between "party A" and "party B" could very well mean I could marry my brother, my cousin, my dad, my dog, my car...60 year old men could marry 8 year old boys, polygamy might even be totally OK after all...because hey, it's all love, right? We shouldn't discriminate, right? Where then would we draw the line?! People are so self-centered these days they don't even consider the big picture.

Prop 8 will aid in preventing the further degradation of our already faltering society. The world already seems to be going to hell and I don't want to help it get there.

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The Lizzles said...

churches don't have a choice as to whether or not they want to perform civil unions for homosexual couples? i figured it would be like pharmacists giving out emergency contraception; if it goes against the pharmacist's personal morals, he isn't legally obligated to sell plan B (well, this was before you could get it OTC). and then you're out of luck until you find a willing pharmacy.

liko, you're my first follower on blogger! i loves it. i loves you, too.


Rowdy Style said...

I am voting YES on this as well.

J said...

Hell yeah, I'm telling everybody I can about this prop. You'd be surprised as to how many people don't know that this prop is even on the ballot!

liko said...

That is rather surprising that people don't know. But then again, I live near Hillcrest and my church is on the forefront of the YES campaign. I can't say I know much about any other props....