In the beginning God...
God, the Creator and Sustainer of all life. God, the Supreme Ruler of the Universe. You'd think His opinion counted for something.
In the begining God created the heavens and the earth. And He created Man. And then seeing that it was not good for man to be alone, He created Woman. He commanded them to become one, to go forth and multiply, and to subdue the earth. Man and Woman, together. That's the essence of marriage, according to God, from the beginning. But not according to the Supreme Court.
Today, the US Supreme Court struck down a "core" portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, calling it "unconstitutional." It's wrong, they said, to treat gay "marriages" as "second tier" relationships. But why should it be considered a "tier" at all? Marriage is defined as a covenant relationship between a man and a woman for the purpose of mutual edification and the procreation of mankind. At least, according to God. you know, that One who was there at the beginning and invented the thing.
All of this comes on the heels of hearing that in France, one local mayor is currently facing jail time for refusing to perform a gay wedding. With the SCOTUS decision, that same scenario is looming here in the good ol' US of A.
We just don't get it, do we? You can't "redefine" something that was defined by God. It's like saying, "OK, from now on, mountains are not mountains. From now on, we'll call them trees and demand that they grow and reproduce like other trees." No, it's a mountain. It doesn't work like trees.
Marriage is not "redefineable." It is what it is. You can call aberrant relationships between men and men, or women and women (which are unable to produce a main biological function of marriage) whatever you want, but it is still not a marriage. Shouldn't be treated as one. Shouldn't be given the respect of one. Etc.
I know that the world at large, enslaved to sin and self, will never recognize the reality of God's existence, let alone His law, apart from the grace of God opening their eyes. I understand that we live in a fallen world, and fallen people will continue to seek out whatever their fallen flesh desires. But in the end, the truth remains. Regardless of what the SCOTUS or anyone else says, marriage is still marriage. It is still theologically, morally, biologically, historically, and naturally the union of one man and one woman. Nothing will ever change that.
And if one day I find myself in a jail cell along side that French mayor for refusing to perform a gay "wedding", then so be it. You can't force me to say an immoral relationship is a marriage any more than you can force me to call a mountain a tree, or in the case of the original "Big Brother" that 2 plus 2 equals 5. Words are just words. It doesn't change the reality. What God set forth in the beginning still stands.