Article updating the arguments against same sex marriage
As an evangelical Christian ministry committed to the authority of Scripture as the inspired Word of God, Focus on the Family believes that sex is given by God as an expression of love to be shared and enjoyed exclusively between a husband and wife.
Further, we are convinced that the Bible leaves no room whatsoever for confusion or ambiguity where homosexual behavior is concerned.
These versions are not based in the myth of marriage and all that entails: the monogamy, the children, the picket fence and the respectability.
A person needs only to look around exactly where they are and they will see how diversely people choose to live their lives.
As for same-sex “marriage,” we see no place for it within the context of a Christian worldview. Jesus, when expressing his understanding of the scriptural foundation for the divine purpose and design in marriage, referred to its origins in the Creation account: “From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh…” (Mark 10:6-8, quoting Genesis ).
These voices are muted and their opinions struggle to emerge in popular discourses about same-sex marriage because they are incorrectly thrown into the homophobic pot.It is vital to make room for “queer” ideas about same-sex marriage.“Queer” refers to anyone who is at odds with the norm and who resists the mostly white middle class stereotype of “the family”.Perhaps the problem is that by questioning same-sex marriage you it could mean that you’re automatically a homophobe.However, the under-represented voices I’m referring to here are certainly not homophobic. One of the problems with same-sex marriage is that it is, by definition, very limited.