Last Friday, Michigan became a "gay marriage" state, by the decision of a federal judge, overturning a vote of the people. Even though the governor has requested a stay until it can be sorted out in SCOTUS, at least one country clerk has "gender neutral" marriage licenses ready to go today.
I want to be clear.
I am going to be a BRIDE.
I am NOT "applicant A"
I am NOT "party B"
I am NOT "thing one" or "thing two"
1 - A license, by definition, says that the state is giving me permission to do that which is otherwise illegal. If I must have a license in order to marry, then marriage is illegal, unless the state gives me permission to enter into a marriage.
2 - the state, by way of being the one who gives permission to marry (as opposed to God giving permission) now has the authority to define marriage (as opposed to God defining marriage.)
3 - what the state is giving "us" (citizens) permission to do is no longer "marriage" (according to Scripture.)
When is it time for Christians to opt out of a corrupt system?
Do Christians need the state's permission to enter into a covenant before God, their family, and their church community?
I don't want a "gender neutral" marriage certificate.