Should A Christian Issue Marriage Certificates To Homosexual Couples?
Posted by Job on June 9, 2008
This post by a bunch of Jesus Christ – hating Barack HUSSEIN Obama supporters (a site that oozes hatred for Jesus Christ and Christians all over it) over California court clerks refusing to process GOVERNMENT marriage certificates for homosexuals makes me wonder. I say that a Christian should not perform an abortion unless it is done to save the life of the mother, and under no circumstances should a Christian give out RU – 486. I think that there should be conscience clauses to keep Christians from having to be murderers in the course of having to earn a living in their chosen profession, although the Jesus Christ haters oppose such clauses precisely so they can drive Christians out of the medical profession … I should point out that Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s state of Illinois passed laws requiring pharmacists to dispense RU – 486, so we know where he stands on this issue. John McCain? Well suffice to say that in his 26 years as a Congressman or Senator, he has never once proposed a federal law keeping doctors, pharmacists, and nurses from being forced to choose between committing murder and keeping their jobs despite the fact that such a measure would have passed by a large margin and easily upheld by the Supreme Court. (The fact that Republicans, despite controlling either Congress or the White House and sometimes both since 1980, have never so much as added this item to their agenda proves that they never were a pro – life party, and if that doesn’t prove it then the fact that they have given just as much federal money to Planned Parenthood clinics that JUST HAPPEN to be frequently located in the areas that Barack HUSSEIN Obama used to be a community organizer.)
But not being a murderer – or a knowing accomplice to murder – is an easy clear cut issue. But what if you are an employee in the county clerk office? Should you refuse to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples in this case? To me that is more of a gray area. Of a certainty the Bible declares homosexuality to be not only a sin but an abomination. But people are going to sin! As America is not Old Testament Israel (and the concept of a “Christian nation” is a contradiction that can be spotted by anyone who reads the New Testament for himself instead of having it interpreted to him by any member of the religious right or left) we are not called to personally hinder people from sinning if it is their desire to do so. Such is not the job of the Christian individual or the church, AND IT ESPECIALLY IS NOT THE JOB OF THE STATE. Instead, the job of Christian individual and the Christian church is to work to prevent sinners from hurting innocent people, and to influence the state to do the same. So yes, abortion murders innocent people, and street crime has the same effect. Thank you Christian right for pointing that out. But then again, so do unjust wars and unjust economic and corporate policies as well as government corruption and white collar crime. Thank you Christian left for pointing that out. Do negative cultural conditions i.e. illegitimacy and drug use create the climate for crime and abortions? Yes, Christian right. But do negative economic conditions also? Yes Christian left. So ultimately, once you get past A. I will not perform an abortion B. I will not dispense RU – 486 and C. I will not knowingly sell a handgun to a suicidal or otherwise mentally unstable person or to a criminal (sorry NRA, and sorry to you too gun grabbers because that is the start and finish of my gun control position) it really is a huge gray area.
After all, do not think that you will somehow prevent homosexuality by refusing to give someone a marriage license. Even without their behavior sanctioned and legitimized by the anti – Christ state, such people can and will do what they please. How is that different from “a woman who wants an abortion will be able to get one anyway?” Simple: if you give an abortion or dispense RU – 486, that is you committing murder or being an accomplice to one. (Yes, abortion makes criminals out of women and their doctors, to answer the PR challenge of pro – abortion groups.) But does giving out a marriage license to homosexual couples endorse or aid their sins? I will say … well … no more than being a clerk at a convenience store does, where you will sell alcohol, lottery tickets, cigarettes, pornographic magazines, condoms, and who knows what else. (Full disclosure: I worked at a convenience store in a low income area for a brief time and had to quit; I could not take it anymore. But I followed that up with a job at an, er, leading retailer whose entire business strategy is enticing the poor/lonely/depressed/desperate to waste their hard – earned money on worthless merchandise in a vain attempt to buy happiness. Aaaah, retail …)
I have to say that our society has come a long way from the days when A) motels and inns regularly refused to lodge unmarried men and women in the same room and B) if you could find a motel or inn that would allow you and an unmarried woman to lodge in the same room, IN MANY AREAS IF YOU BY CHANCE OR ACCIDENT REGISTERED YOUR FEMALE COMPANION UNDER YOUR SURNAME SHE WOULD BE LEGALLY CONSIDERED YOUR COMMON – LAW WIFE! Does it mean that our society is less externally moral? Clearly in some ways, yes. But in other ways, no … many of the hotels that would not lodge unmarried men and women in the same room would not lodge black people at all! So the question that we should ask ourselves is not whether our nation at any time was more moral or had better “Christian values” but instead whether our nation at any time had more born again regenerated Christians. Many older people that I talk to, including people who experienced the brunt of our nation’s race and class unfairness, insist that it was. I have no choice but to accept their word for that. But even in that context, the very idea that a nation can have the majority of its citizens be legitimately born again and itself be a moral, righteous, and just society plainly violates everything that the New Testament says. Otherwise, there would be nations – not just individuals but nations – left out of the great judgment against the earth in Revelation. This is not to say that some nations cannot be more decent and moral than others: America is not communist China. But actually legitimately moral? I am sorry, but the Bible directly consistently speaks against it. Otherwise, there would have been no reason for the Bible to say the world hates and has rejected Jesus Christ, and that we are not to put our trust in the things of this world or to be conformed to it.
So the question is this: if the political and legal systems of a city, state, or nation make gay marriage legal – and that does reflect the fallen sinful state of that state or nation regardless of what people indoctrinated from little children into believing that it is a Christian nation; you know our “Christian” FREEMASON, ENLIGHTENMENT, UNITARIAN, and DEIST founding fathers and the whole “pledge of allegiance” in GOVERNMENT schools … teaching VALUES and ETHICS and CULTURE in place of Jesus Christ … regardless of what people indoctrinated in that stuff choose to believe – then what good does refusing to carry out the duties of your job as a representative of the state (or an employee of a corporation) do? Refuse to perform an abortion or hand out RU – 486 (or sell a handgun to someone that has no business having one), and you are refusing to be or participate in murder or any other crime against the innocent. But if the state makes homosexual marriage legal, if you as an employee of the state refuse to give a homosexual couple a license, in my opinion that makes you a subversive insubordinate guilty of violating Romans 13. You don’t agree with civil rights laws concerning homosexuals in this instance? Sorry, but it is the law, and so long as the law does not require you to knowingly harm an innocent person, you have no Biblical justification for breaking it. Otherwise, it is not as if you are sharing the gospel with people. Instead, all you are doing is attempting to impose your will on them. Truthfully, since you have no legitimate interest in these people as individuals – or else you would share the gospel with them – you are actually trying to impose your views on society itself. By trying to coerce either individuals or society to conform to your will rather than to the Will of God as expressed in the Bible, you are sinning. Not only is coercion inherently a sin, but people are not obey God, not you. You are to have no undue influence over anyone that God, your pastor, the state, or your employer has not placed you in a position of authority over. You are disobeying 2 Corinthians 10:2-3 and fighting a secular battle using secular means rather than fighting a spiritual battle with spiritual means. The result is wasted effort that will do no good and possibly do harm.
If you cannot abide that, then you will just have to quit your job. If you do, good luck finding a job where you won’t have to work for, with, among, or in service to sinners … not only homosexuals but adulterers, fornicators, gossips, liars, thieves, idolators, gluttons, false Christians, you name it. So I say rather than making a show of yourself for refusing to perform your duties in a manner that you promised to when you were hired, and making a public demonstration of quitting your job to show the world how righteous you presume yourself to be by refusing to tolerate certain sinners in the course of doing your job while not only tolerating other sinners at that same job but in many cases in your own church, I say keep your job and do it like a Christian, and that means showing the love for sinners – including homosexuals – that Jesus Christ did.
Bottom line: the world is not the church. The government is not the church. America is not the church. Were it not for the ability of the religious left to deceive people otherwise on “social justice issues” and the religious right to deceive people otherwise with their “family values issues” – and no, none of those have anything more to do with the actual purpose and ministry of Jesus Christ than the other – then we would not have most of these problems.
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