Homosexual "marriage" has become Unbelief's new public cause celebre. Not content with "civil unions" they want the real thing--absolute non-discrimination. Homosexuality has to be regarded as a human right. Therefore, if non-homosexuals can enter the marriage estate and be recognised accordingly by civil society, so must homosexuals. Or so the propaganda runs.
Listen to one of Unbelief's leading intellectuals argue the case. Ali Mau, bisexual, currently in a lesbian relationship, insists upon the human right of being able to enter a marriage. She had been married of course, but chose to desert her husband. Clearly marriage means a great deal to her. Bizarre, but true. This from the NZ Herald:
TV star Ali Mau wants the right to marry her girlfriend, Karleen Edmonds. . . . But Mau wants marriage, not coupledom, she said on Close Up this week, following a One News poll that said nearly two-thirds of Kiwis support same-sex marriage.
"It's a basic human right and it's not just an issue for New Zealanders," Mau said. "It's the fact that I could get married 15 years ago when I married for the first time ... and suddenly I can't marry who I want to marry now. And that seems odd and silly and outdated."
I want to do what I want to do. Man is the master of all things and nothing human is foreign to me. (Naturally marriage in this context is a meaningless construct, but sadly Mau's brain stopped working at that point.) Unbelief in a nutshell. No eternal law. No Lawgiver. No evil. No wickedness. Just the evil of not being allowed to do what one wants. Which, of course, is a confused mess of irrational pottage. But Unbelief never rises higher than that. It cannot.
Homosexual "marriage" a basic human right? How has that worked out in Canada, which was one of the first countries in the world to take the radical step? Michael Coren, reviewing developments in National Review Online describes the great Canadian crackdown.
Same-sex marriage became law in Canada in the summer of 2005, making the country the fourth nation to pass such legislation, and the first in the English-speaking world. In the few debates leading up to the decision, it became almost impossible to argue in defense of marriage as a child-centered institution, in defense of the procreative norm of marriage, in defense of the superiority of two-gender parenthood, without being thrown into the waste bin as a hater. What we’ve also discovered in Canada is that it can get even worse than mere abuse, and that once gay marriage becomes law, critics are often silenced by the force of the law.All opponents become targets of oppression. The Church becomes the leading target.
The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary, Alberta, Fred Henry, was threatened with litigation and charged with a human-rights violation after he wrote a letter to local churches outlining standard Catholic teaching on marriage. He is hardly a reactionary — he used to be known as “Red Fred” because of his support for the labor movement — but the archdiocese eventually had to settle with the complainants to avoid an embarrassing and expensive trial.Serves them right. How dare they oppose a fundamental human right. Who do they think they are? We argued a few weeks ago that the likely upshot of homosexual "marriage" would be society and the state eventually turning upon the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and persecuting it. Canada is now well down that road. The first front that opened up was an attack upon the social and welfare work of churches and Christian groups.
Four years ago, a Christian organization in Ontario that works with some of the most marginalized disabled people in the country was taken to court because of its disapproval of an employee who wanted to be part of a same-sex marriage. The government paid the group to do the work because, frankly, nobody else was willing to. As with so many such bodies, it had a set of policies for its employees. While homosexuality was not mentioned, the employment policies did require that employees remain chaste outside of marriage, and marriage was interpreted as the union of a man and a woman. The group was told it had to change its hiring and employment policy or be closed down; as for the disabled people being helped, they were hardly even mentioned.Next front in the war upon the Lord Jesus Christ and upon Christian marriage is Christian schools (and even homeschools):
As I write, two Canadian provinces are considering legislation that would likely prevent educators even in private denominational schools from teaching that they disapprove of same-sex marriage, and a senior government minister in Ontario recently announced that if the Roman Catholic Church did not approve of homosexuality or gay marriage, it “would have to change its teaching.” What has become painfully evident is that many of those who brought same-sex marriage to Canada have no respect for freedom of conscience and no intention of tolerating contrary opinion, whether that opinion is shaped by religious or by secular belief.Finally, they will go after the churches themselves:
So far, churches have been allowed to refuse to consecrate same-sex marriages, but a campaign has begun to remove tax-free status from religious institutions that make this choice.There are unfortunately some misguided Christians in New Zealand who, not wanting to harm or criticise or ostracise others, have welcomed the cause celebre of homosexual "marriage". But homosexual "marriage" will not survive, let alone prosper. They say you cannot fight City Hall. Far, far more true is this adage: you cannot fight the King of all kings. He has pronounced the following edict:
Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world with its lusts is passing away; but the one who does the will of God abides forever. (I John 2: 15--17)Homosexual "marriage" will go the way of all flesh. It will pass away. He will make it so.