It’s a sign of how upside down the world has become that we’re actually having a debate over whether marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman. For thousands of years, across every culture, before the church existed, even before there was a state, there was no debate about this. Marriage was between a man and a woman. Period.
This was to bring up children in stable, loving homes and to protect women from abuse and exploitation. Yes, certain pagan societies idealized homosexual relationships–to the detriment of women–but marriage was a heterosexual institution. And it will remain that, whatever the Supreme Court rules. You can call homosexual relationships and arrangements anything you want, but one thing they are not … is marriage.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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