by Ernest Easley

The Majesty of Marriage
Ernest L. Easley
Genesis 2:18-25

As we are celebrating Fatherhood on this Lord's Day, the nine Justices that make up the Supreme Court of the United States are considering whether same-sex couples have the right under our Constitution to be legally married.

What's at stake are all state marriage laws. If the Supreme Court upholds the states marriage laws, nothing will change in Georgia. But if the Court strikes down these laws, they will be striking down the law in Georgia and marriage will be redefined in all fifty states.

According to Ryan Anderson, researcher from The Heritage Foundation, ''the reason government is in the marriage business is because the union of a man and woman can produce a child, and someone needs to be responsible for that child. Marriage is the institution that societies all throughout history and all across the globe have devised to maximize the likelihood that a man commits to a woman, and the two of them, committed to each other, take responsibility for raising that child.''

And so as we wait for the Supreme Court's decision to come down, the confusion across our country grows as we see men becoming women, women becoming men; men marrying men, and women marrying women and gender neutral becoming fashionably in!

Gender neutral is the notion that no one is male or female, man or woman, boy or girl but that ones identity occurs over a lifetime. In other words, gender is not settled or fixed which provides ''wiggle-room'' for males who claim to be females and females who claim to be males either temporarily or permanently, day-after day or forever.

If the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage in our nation; there will be no stopping pro-LGBT materials from being taught in our elementary, middle, or high school classrooms. Laws shape cultures. Our culture then shapes our beliefs. Our beliefs then shape our actions. And over time, through those laws, your children and grandchildren will underst ...

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