Shadowed by the news of President Obama’s win in the recent U.S. elections was the news on the passage of a constitutional amendment against gay marriage in California. The amendment overrides the state Supreme Court decision made in May by defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
I am happy that California voters made the right decision on Proposition 8. Because when the news that Obama won spread, I was quite fearful for the U.S. knowing that Barack Obama is a gay-rights supporter. But it was the same people who voted for Obama who voted against gay marriage.
I know that with the ban on gay marriage, many who support gay marriage would really express their disapproval against it. One argument being thrown out, which is foundational, is that this issue isn’t about church doctrine but about law. They say that the church must not have anything to do with legal issues – separation of church and state, is what many call it.
But I think we must ask ourselves the question, what will be the basis of the laws that we make? Will it just be what the majority decides? What if the majority decides that killing and stealing be legalized, just as gambling and prostitution which were considered taboos many years ago?
Again, I am glad that majority of voters voted to ban same sex marriage, and I think that for now, the erosion of the family was slowed down by this. But I also think we should go to the root of all these which is our basis or our source for truth.
I would encourage skeptics who are sincerely in search for the life that makes sense, and even Christians, to consider the claims of the Bible. To know why the Bible and Jesus claims to be the truth (John 14:6, 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrew 4:12).
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.