February 2, 2012
Today's Blog is one of a serious nature. Sadly the Washington State Senate has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage. The bill also includes language that would open the door to legal action taken against churches that open their facilities to the public for weddings between a man and a women, clearly infringing on a church’s religious freedoms. Our state already has domestic laws that protect against discrimination of homosexual couples.
This subject for many is complicated, but that is only if one looks at it from a modern humanistic point of view. The Word of God makes this very simple. "So God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it......." Genesis 1:27-28
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." Matthew 19:5
Our disagreement is not license for us to be un-Christ like, but our values should call us to stand against this legislation. Remember we are not opposing people but legislation.
You can take action by contacting the Legislative Hot line at 1-800-562-6000 and register your lack of support for this severe over reach by our state leaders.
A helpful website as well is www.FPIW.org. It is the Family Policy Institute of Washington. You can send an email to your legislators through their site.