This was posted in a briefer form on TFR.
Happy Marriage Equality Day!
We are happy to be one of the Christian denominations who blesses same-sex marriage and respects the identities of LGBT people.
Love always wins. We are thankful the Supreme Court ruled on the side of love. Blessings to all of the loving couples who can now legally affirm the love God already affirms.
There will be more posts from UCC officials and the UCC newsroom today. Until then, enjoy your Pride and marriage equality celebrations!
This tweet from the United Church of Christ (UCC) was posted today (6.26.2015). There are some certain things to be said about it. 1) The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) having made a decision in favor of same-sex marriage is certainly NOT Christian. Thus, that which the UCC supports is not Christian either. Moreover, the fact they are self-identified as a “Christian denomination” is not something that is God-ordained. 2) Love most certainly did NOT win. Love seeks that which is best for the other person, and the perfect standard of love is only that which resides in God. God did not and does not sanction same-sex marriages (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). 3) The attribution of a man-made definition of love to God is as egregious and ignorant (unlearned) as one who as a self-identified atheist who says he believes in God!
The UCC think they are of God, but they (and others similar to them) are far from God in support of same-sex marriage, or even homosexual behavior that does not warrant marriage status. When Justice Kennedy wrote: “Under the Constitution, same sex couples seek in marriage the same legal treatment as opposite sex couples, and it would disparage their choices and diminish their personhood to deny them this right” (as copied from Special Report on Fox News, 6.26.2015). Thus, under the Constitution they are given dignity to their personhood because they felt, evidently, they did not have it. Under God, however, while human dignity is still in place, the Lord’s judgment standard is not the Constitution of the United States.
This weekend is Independence Weekend, with the 4th of July being tomorrow. One might say that the homosexual community has gained their independence when the SCOTUS favored their position, albeit narrowly. That which they think was gain in a form of independence is still a matter of bondage. It is bondage to sin. The Scriptures speak strongly against homosexual behavior, and one can read this in Romans 1:26-27. Those who are still in sinful (sexual) bondage have yet to receive their independence from the Lord, before whom they will stand on Judgment Day (Acts 17:30-31).