Washingtons Gay Marriage Bill
Following the lead of six other states (New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington DCmostly in the liberal northeast), the liberal state of Washington seems headed to allow the marriage of sodomites. Both houses of the legislature approved the sodomite marriage bill. It is expected that the Democrat governor (Chris Gregoire) will sign the measure into law. Several Republicans argued against the bill and will do what they can to oppose its adoption. Opponents of this perverse bill may be able to garner sufficient signatures to bring the bill to a state vote in November. This came at the very time when a court declared that the California ban on sodomite unions to be unconstitutional. [Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 9, 2012]
Washington is known to be one of the most unchurched states among the fifty states of America, and this is reflected in the present stand on open immorality. Yet sadly the country as a whole continues down the slippery slope of sexual immorality. Years ago, divorce became easily accessible with the adoption of the no fault provision. What is No Fault divorce?
No-fault divorce is a divorce in which the dissolution of a marriage requires neither a showing of wrong-doing of either party nor any evidentiary proceedings at all. Laws providing for no-fault divorce allow a family court to grant a divorce in response to a petition by either party to the marriage, without requiring the petitioner to provide evidence that the respondent has committed a breach of the marital contract. [Wikapedia]
At one time, divorce could only be obtained on the grounds of adultery on the part of the guilty party, and this had to be proved, but today divorce may be granted for a mere $50 in countless shopping centers regardless of the cause or without a serious cause. Thus, millions and perhaps tens of millions of couples are presently living in adultery through remarriage after an illegitimate divorce.
Furthermore, studies indicate that most couples have committed fornication or premarital sexual relations before marriage, with many of them actually living in fornication before a formal marriage. The white dress in marriage no longer witnesses to sexual purity before the wedding since most have indulged their appetites before public commitment in marriage.
And now, America seems to openly embrace what was once widely condemned even by unbelievers. There was a time, not very many decades ago, when sodomy or homosexuality was not discussed in polite conversation. In those days, comments about queers or fags were sometimes heard among certain elements of society. Laws in every state of the Union forbad the practice of this perversion and it was considered a transgression of the laws of nature to indulge along with being a sin against God. Today, sodomite perverts openly parade the streets in Gay Pride celebrations in many cities of the country. Humanistic and immoral educators and government officials have declared that speech directed against homosexual immorality is hate speech even though Gods Word plainly says this form of sexual expression is unnatural, immoral and will condemn one before a Holy God (Romans 1:26-27).
Not only is the country increasingly accepting the evil of homosexuality, but other forms of perversion are also being endorsed. Transsexual behavior and cross-dressing are also publicly promoted. Paul the apostle states that one sin leads to a further degeneration of sexual moralsand all will lead to destruction (Romans 1:24-32).
How long will it take for other forms of sexual perversion to be accepted or at least tolerated by society as a whole? Will pedophilia soon be accepted as a legitimate sexual expression? What about incest in its various forms? Will bestiality soon be accepted? Recently the U.S. government struck down a law that now allows military personnel to engage in the sin and perversion of bestiality! Will rape be tolerated? With the widespread use of pornography (both in literature as well as on the internet), all kinds of sexual sins must be circulating among the American public.
Let us, as followers of the pure Son of God and of God our Father who is absolutely holy, determine that we will live pure lives in the midst of an increasingly impure world. Only those who are holy (Hebrews 12:14) and pure (Matthew 5:8) will see God and be with Him for all eternity. Let us commit ourselves to living a pure and holy life, free from all sexual perversion and sin, and determine to keep our marriages in honor and undefiled (Hebrews 13:4). Let us witness to our wicked fellow-Americans that there are people in this nation who will not be sucked into the downward spiral of sodomy or any other sexual perversion but will live in holiness as we await the coming Lord of glory!