God and gay marriages

I learned that on July 15, 2004, the US Senate will vote on Federal Marriage Amendment prohibiting gay marriages.

Why am I posting this here when the Philippines isn’t affected by its result anyway? The reason is that the Philippines and the largely Americanized society look up to America as an idol of sorts when in comes to laws and way of life in general. Even our own Philippine Constitution is largely influenced by the US Constitution.

Filipinos are greatly influenced by the American life style too. Just look at how the three liberated, high fashioned best friends of Sex and the City became so popular here. I should know, Joy and I loved the show. ;)

I categorically oppose gay marriages. Sounds too religious for some, but the reality is, God is the inventor of marriage. If you want to know how to use a cell phone, get the manual or call Nokia. If you want to know what’s the best model for families, ask God about it or read his manual.

And God opposes it. When Jesus said, “… a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Since they are no longer two but one, let no one separate them, for God has joined them together. (Matthew 19:5,6 NLT)” he was referring the best model of marriage. One man, one woman.

If the US Senate allows gay marriages, how can we be sure that any other unnatural relationships cannot be legalized? Max Lucado says, “If they recognize gay marriage, what will keep them from the next step? Who’s to say that one man can’t marry five women? Or two men and two women? How about a commune marriage? Or a marriage between a daddy and a daughter or a woman and a giraffe? Don’t underestimate the evil bent of the human heart.”

Opposing gay marriages does not mean rejecting gays. God does not hate homosexuals, he hates homosexual activities.

My American friends, oppose gay marriages!

Read more about this on Max Lucado’s God & Gay Marriage page.

  • macel dacanay

    i read your post. you have a point in there, but the thing is, whose God are you talking about? your God? my God? i’m a Roman Catholic too. but, when it comes to things like these, i separate my faith from my other beliefs, because i know it’s the only way i can grow more as an individual. i think that gays should be given the right to marry, the same way that heterosexual couples are allowed to. after all, marriage is a personal choice. besides, marriage is not all about sex. you also have to consider the love, trust, and commitment one is willing to give the other. it’s true, God does not hate homosexuals. but by ‘homosexual’ activities, do you mean the sex that happens between a homosexual couple? i know, the Bible serves as a manual for us Catholics, but isn’t it also true that the Bible is open to interpretation, and should therefore not be quoted out of context? that’s all.

  • macel dacanay

    i read your post. you have a point in there, but the thing is, whose God are you talking about? your God? my God? i’m a Roman Catholic too. but, when it comes to things like these, i separate my faith from my other beliefs, because i know it’s the only way i can grow more as an individual. i think that gays should be given the right to marry, the same way that heterosexual couples are allowed to. after all, marriage is a personal choice. besides, marriage is not all about sex. you also have to consider the love, trust, and commitment one is willing to give the other. it’s true, God does not hate homosexuals. but by ‘homosexual’ activities, do you mean the sex that happens between a homosexual couple? i know, the Bible serves as a manual for us Catholics, but isn’t it also true that the Bible is open to interpretation, and should therefore not be quoted out of context? that’s all.

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