What is God’s plan for marriage?

To the editor:

“Same-sex marriage legislation clears key Senate hurdle”— just one of many headlines in the Independent today. (11/17/22) Under this headline are comments from our country’s leaders, support noted from members of both political parties, and the statement, “polling has found more than two-thirds of the public supports same-sex unions.”

“Love is love and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love,” President Joe Biden said.  

Of course, one can’t argue the value of love, but the words, “should have the right” bothers me.

Someone’s voice is missing that was present when the Constitution of  the United States of America was ratified and signed. The Voice is acknowledged in this sentence: “Done in convention, but the unanimous consent of the states present, the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eight seven.” Our Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776 acknowledges man’s “Creator” who has endowed us with “certain unalienable Rights . . .”

In the year 2022, many statements have been made about the rights of various peoples. Have we stopped asking what rights “our Lord” wants us to have? What is God’s plan for marriage? Two-thirds of Americans support another plan?

Thanksgiving  Day is fast approaching, a tradition celebrated remembering the little group of people who made a dangerous journey by ship in 1620 to find freedom to worship without fear of imprisonment. Our country’s history is rooted in acknowledging blessings from God.

Romans 2:8 reads, “But for those who are self-seeking and who reject  the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.”

We, as Americans, have much to be thankful for. Let us not forget from Whom our blessings flow, and look to God, rather than ourselves, when deciding what actions are our rights. 

  Trudy Madetzke



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