Same Sex Unions
18 May 2012 (St Francis)
© Curtis I. Crenshaw 2012
Since President Obama has made his statement endorsing same sex “marriages,” many have been taking sides. The moral line has been drawn in the sand, and even though Obama is trying to take back what he said (so much for principle) in the name of political expediency (can you say “re-election”?), everyone now knows for sure where he stands on the family. Here are some questions the media keep raising.
What about the Golden Rule
In other words, Obama stated that we should in charity recognize same sex unions just as they recognize heterosexual unions? Did not the Lord Jesus say that we are to do to others as they do to us?
The twisting of the words of God is what Satan has been doing from the beginning. In the first temptation in the garden in Eden, Satan says to Eve: “Has God really said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” (Gen 3:1 NKJ).
Likewise, in Matthew 4 when Satan tempted the Lord in the desert, he misquoted the Bible to Jesus from Psalm 91 that He could jump off the temple because God would send His angels to take care of Him, but the Lord gave the true understanding from the whole of Scripture.
Don’t we want to be kind and treat others the way we want to be treated? If they recognize our heterosexual marriages, why can’t we recognize their same sex marriages?
But the first thing to note is that the President misquoted the Golden Rule, leaving out the most important part. Here is what the Lord said:
[Jesus speaking] “Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12)
Here is what Obama said or close to it: “Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them.”