Happy Marriage Equality Day!
We are happy to be one of the Christian denominations who blesses same-sex marriage and respects the identities of LGBT people.
Love always wins. We are thankful the Supreme Court ruled on the side of love. Blessings to all of the loving couples who can now legally affirm the love God already affirms.
There will be more posts from UCC officials and the UCC newsroom today. Until then, enjoy your Pride and marriage equality celebrations!
This tweet from the United Church of Christ (UCC) was posted today. There are some certain things to be said about it. 1) The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) having made a decision in favor of same-sex marriage is certainly NOT Christian. Thus, that which the UCC supports is not Christian either. Moreover, the fact they are self-identified as a “Christian denomination” is not something that is God-ordained. 2) Love most certainly did NOT win. Love seeks that which is best for the other person, and the perfect standard of love is only that which resides in God. God did not and does not sanction same-sex marriages (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). 3) The attribution of a man-made definition of love to God is as egregious and ignorant (unlearned) as one who as a self-identified atheist who says he believes in God!
This is Just-A-Minute. A June 6 CNN poll showed that a majority of Americans support gay marriage being legalized at 54%, while only 42% are opposed. There was a time when marriage was held as a sacred bond between a man and woman for life. Then easy and no-fault divorce shook its foundations. This was followed by couples living together openly with no shame. Now same-sex marriage threatens to destroy it altogether. Proponents claim they are only redefining marriage to include alternate lifestyles. But calling an apple an orange does not make it one. There has been too much redefining already. History is overhauled, the constitution is emended, morality is revised and sin is ignored. But one day when we stand before the great Judge, I doubt he will consult our dictionary, but will judge us according to our works.
. The latest census figures say that there are 131,729 same-sex marriages in America. While that is far fewer that they anticipated, it is still 131,729 too many! God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve! Moreover, when Sodom and Gomorrah got into the same-sex business, God put an end to it by raining fire and brimstone on their heads. The way the US is going, if God does not step in soon, He will have to apologize to the cities of the plain. Men burning in lust for men and women committing shameful acts with women, is both debased and perverse. It is not natural! If it were natural, children could be conceived from it. Had it been Adam and Steve, mankind wouldn’t have lasted long. This is Just-A-Minute