Another Oxymoron, “Gay Marriage”
You know, I never stopped to think of it like this before. We have been fooled by semantics. If we know that: Marriage is defined by God as a union between a man and a woman, then why did we ever let the phrase “gay marriage” take off? In reality there is no such thing. It’s an oxymoron. It’s like saying dry water or bitter sugar. It started to dawn on me when our editor wrote me a little note about a recent blog that I published about the Chick-fil-a story. She wrote:
As an editor, I believe the answer to this controversy is in wording. Instead of using the polarizing word “marriage,” the gay constituency and legal eagles should just change the status in question to “gay union.” The word and concept of marriage should never have been applied to these unions. That’s where they made their big mistake.
She is exactly right. The word “marriage” should never have been applied to these unions.
Paul Taylor’s new book, No Time for Itching Ears, shows how every major doctrine in Scripture goes back to Genesis. The very concept of marriage was begun by God himself. It is foolish and impossible to try to change what marriage actually is. Just as there is no such thing as a married bachelor, there is no such thing as a gay marriage.
Please understand that I do not say this to be harsh, rude or mean. I am also not trying to be arrogant; please don’t confuse facts with arrogance. I know many gay people and have treated them with the same love that Jesus Christ has shown me. I have not set homosexuality as a sin above any other sins that are condemned right along with it—drunkenness, theft, adultery, along with a list of many other things are abominations in God’s sight.