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Letter: Who should decide about marriage?

For millennium of time there has never been a question about marriage. All knew across myriads of cultures and religious practices throughout the ages that marriage was between a man and a woman. The laws of Nature and Nature’s God that this great nation was founded on in the Declaration of Independence declare it to be so.

How were people designed? Look to the Designer to find out. He makes it clear that a man (son, male) shall leave His Father (male) and Mother (female) (basic unit of a family) and cleave to his wife (woman) and the two shall become one flesh (appropriate anatomy to make this happen). (Gen 2:24). And what is produced by this sacred joining? Offspring! Children, whose very existence declare that it takes a mother and a father. Jesus reiterated this covenant in the New Testament confirming His adherence to the original design. (Mt 19:5).

Once homosexual marriage is the law of the land as it is in Massachusetts children are trained in homosexuality from Kindergarten on (King and King depicting male to male romance and marriage) to explicit training on male to male forms of sex). The scientifically unhealthy aspects of those sexual behaviors are suppressed so our kids are left to experiment with deadly diseases as the outcome. Religious adoption institutions, such as Catholic Charities are forced to shut down because they believe children deserve a mother and a father. (The tolerance does not go both ways). The evidence is insurmountable that children thrive with a mother and father, they exist because of them.

So how could we be at this point in history where a fundamental fact of reality is being questioned? Political Activists are strategic to use the language of civil rights to promote their cause. Who would want to deny an alleged “right” to anyone? Those people would be “haters” or “intolerant.” For this to be truly a civil rights issue there would have to be immutable genes that define characteristics over which a person has no control. In the case of race, such as skin color, this is evident. There are numerous former homosexuals; there are no former African Americans. Greg Koukl states: “Same-sex marriage is not about civil rights. It is a radical attempt at civil engineering using government muscle to strong-arm the people into accommodating a lifestyle many find deeply offensive, contrary to nature, socially destructive, and morally repugnant.” (“Same-Sex Marriage-Challenges and Responses,” May 2004, There is only one race, the human race my African American Pastor from Transformation Church declares. There is only male and female, our chromosomes determine this.

Look at nations Like Norway and Sweden, who have had homosexual marriage laws. The “fruit” of it is a broad turning away from marriage altogether and increase in illegitimacy. Only 2-4% of those self-identified as homosexuals chose to marry in those nations.

An unexpected and horrific repercussion of homosexual marriage being the law of the land not being considered is the Bible will be banned as hate speech. When in reality, it is the greatest “love letter” to mankind. “For God so loved the world (that’s you and me) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (Jn 3:16) This is already happening in Texas where Pastors sermons were subpoenaed by a homosexual Mayor to see if there was any “hate” speech in them. Do you want to live in a nation where the Bible is no longer tolerated?

The Supreme Court believes that it can make this decision for our nation. Should it be “We the People” the true Sovereigns of this nation? Should it be the glorious Designer of mankind? I encourage people of faith to make their voices heard now while you still have a chance to use it.

In Light of the persecutions and beheadings of Christians around the world I declare WAKE UP AMERICA!

Wendy Petzel

Fort Mill