May 9, 2012

WWAJD About North Carolina's Constitution Banning Gay Marriage? 

North Carolina voters have approved an amendment to their constitution that prohibits same-sex marriage from ever becoming law.  Tami Fitzgerald, the head of Vote for Marriage NC, said "the whole point [of the amendment] is simply that you don't rewrite the nature of God's design for marriage based on the demands of a group of adults."

So, What Would American Jesus Do About a Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage?

I'm not sure what American Jesus would do about same-sex marriage.  He apparently had nothing to say about sexual orientation at all.  But he had much to say about divorce, which plays a prominent role in his teaching.  "What God has joined together, let no one separate."  [Matthew 19: 6].  See also 1 Corinthians 7:11-13 ("A husband must not divorce his wife.")

So I think American Jesus would have been much happier if North Carolinians had passed a constitutional amendment banning divorce.  That would truly plant the message of Jesus into the fabric of our civic government, something that a group of adults like Tami Fitzgerald and Vote for Marriage NC will surely demand next.

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