My friend’s son, Johnny, attends the local preschool program for four year old. His teacher Eddie (he likes for the children to call him by his first name) is his idol and hero. He especially likes for Eddie to come to the playground and play the various games they all enjoy during recess. Johnny tells his father that after recess Eddie accompanies the boys back to the restroom where he assists some of the boys who have not quite mastered the restroom responsibilities. He also has to assist the girls during the restroom breaks.
At the conclusion of the last school term teachers were encouraged to bring their spouses to the end of the year picnic. This was the first time Johnny had met Eddie’s spouse, Fred. Johnny thinks Fred is real “cool” and announced to his dad when he grows up he wants a ‘wife’ just like Fred.
Today the Supreme Court has dealt a profound injustice to the American people by striking down in part the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Court got it wrong. The decision places a large hole in the Judeo-Christian principles that were the foundation of America’s existence. The Court failed to respect the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. The preservation of our founding principles requires that all laws respect the Truth.
Natural Law given to us by our Heavenly Father declares an ‘Order” for civilization to be prosperous. There is a Heavenly Order we Christians refer to as the Trinity. An order for marriage……for this reason a man and woman shall leave their parents and become one. An order for the Church….Pastor, elders/deacons and congregation. An order for government—Godly principles, chosen leader, the people. Each of these institutions is presented with an order by which they should function. History has taught us when the order i.e Natural Law, is broken chaos emerges
Genetically speaking each of us carry chromosomes labeled ‘X or “Y”. At conception when two “X” chromosomes unite, the sex of the child is determined to be a girl.. If an “X” unites with a “Y” chromosome the sex of the child is a boy. The anatomical body parts are formed accordingly. In this order of creation does God make a mistake? Did he really give the anatomical parts and genetic makeup of a boy to a girl. Or did he make a a similar mistake when he gave the anatomical parts of a girl to a boy?
Our culture has taken for granted for too long what human nature, experience, common sense and God’s wise design all confirm: the difference between a mom and dad matters and is especially important in the raising of children.
When Jesus taught about the meaning of marriage – exclusive union of husband and wife—He pointed back to the ‘beginning’ of God’s creation of the human person as male and female (see Matthew 19).
My friend’s son Johnny has a very impressible mind. Ask yourself “What lessons are being taught to Johnny as he goes about his everyday life with the role model of his teacher?” Our society, in the name of equality, has stepped outside the ‘order’ for life and division will occur unlike any we have witnessed. We the people need to stand steadfastly together in promoting and defending the unique meaning of marriage; one man and one woman. It is never wrong to do what is right.