Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thoughts about Changing the Definition of Marriage by Jim Daly

"By now many of you may be weary of the seemingly never-ending discussion concerning same-sex marriage. In fact, we know there are some Christians who don’t even think it’s that big of a deal. 'Live and let live,' they say. 'Homosexual marriage won’t affect me or those close to me.'

But you know what? That’s just not true, or it won’t be for long. We’ve already seen Christian photographers and Christian bakers who have been hauled into court for refusing to contract their services for same-sex marriage ceremonies. Christian adoption agencies have been forced to close their doors, depriving orphan children of wonderful platforms by which to find Christian, forever homes.

In all this push for same-sex marriage rights, the elites seem to have forgotten that it’s the children who are paying the steepest price.

As an example, I know a teacher who was telling me just the other day that he has a certain boy in his elementary school class. The child has two mothers. This child's anger is out of control. Now, I know that can happen in a heterosexual family as well, but what’s different in this case is that the child continues to make up stories about his imaginary father. Intuitively he’s trying to compensate for what he’s been denied – even though he can’t quite articulate it.

This one example illustrates the emotional impact that a boy or girl may have when they are intentionally denied either a mother or a father.

...If the Supreme Court redefines marriage, the assault on our religious liberties will increase dramatically. And it will fundamentally transform the meaning of marriage for all future generations."

excerpt from Focus on the Family's Daly Focus       click here to read more