America Abandons Definition of Marriage

Steven LeBlanc

A verse from the Old Testament warns about the ruinous effects of a nation that does not seek God and abandons moral boundaries: “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” — Judges 17:6. We have become such a nation.

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a watershed victory for gay rights on Wednesday by forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in states where it is legal and opening the door for sodomite marriage in California. The rulings come in the face of an American population that has become indifferent toward marriage. Opinion polls show a steady increase in U.S. public support for gay marriage, especially among those under age 35.

Today 12 of the 50 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, recognized gay marriage. California will become the 13th state to allow it.

It is impossible to restrain a people intent on throwing off Godly rules and principles. Proverbs 14:34 says that, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” – we have become a shameful nation.

President Obama weighed in on the ruling a day after the court decisions, saying he believed same-sex marriages performed in one state should apply in others, regardless of any bans. “If you’ve been married in Massachusetts and you move someplace else, you’re still married,” he said. “Under federal law you should be able to obtain the benefits of any lawfully married couple.”

Our national leaders lead us in supporting evil and disrespect for God’s law. God spoke to such a country many years ago that pursued the same path of moral decay:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.—Hosea 4:6.

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