Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Post-Election Rant and Sanctity of Marriage
I have more follow-up on patriarchal lifestyle and fathers who own their daughter's heart, but need to take a quick diversion because my brain won't let go of this.
I'm in a foul mood - and maybe a fowl mood, too - as I'm looking at my kitty toss up a dead bird and play with it in the backyard. Some of my friends on Facebook and Twitter have been airing their disappointment about different laws that passed or didn't pass, or who won or didn't win the election. I'm struck that so much attention gets put on topics like gay marriage. Are we to be the morality police for unbelievers? This is the kind of question that has been floating around in my mind. Do we as Christians have the marriage thing down and model Christ in our marriages so that we have the right to to look down and judge others who don't believe the same way we do?
I know what the Bible says about homosexuality. I get that and concur with what the Bible says is sin. But what is upsetting me are the Christians who are ranting about how gay marriage cheapens the sanctity of marriage. Is gay marriage really what is cheapening marriage? Or are Christians cheapening marriage by not taking their own marriages seriously? How are Christians dealing with their own marriages - with domestic violence or broken marriages in the church? When I see Christians complaining about issues like this and avoiding their own responsibility at home, with their families, with their friends at church, I get a bit irritated. When I see pastors ranting about how sacred marriage is and then fail to help a wife who is crying out because of spousal abuse or her broken marriage, I wonder how sacred marriage really is. Does anyone really care about this? End of rant.