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Crossroads: The Consequences of Redefining Marriage
By Heather Sells
CBN News Reporter
Supporters of gay marriage have reached a major goal, with two cases — California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act — before the U.S. Supreme Court. That platform and recent wins on the state level have provided new momentum for their cause.
But as the New York Times recently acknowledged, a new generation is emerging to defend traditional marriage.
Ryan Anderson, a fellow at the influential Heritage Foundation and author of the book What Is Marriage?, argues that redefining marriage makes the institution more about adult desires than children’s needs.
“Marriage exists to bring a man and a woman together as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children their union produces,” Anderson wrote in a March 20 Heritage Foundation article.
“Marriage is based on the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman and on the social reality that children need a mother and a father,” he continued.
“And as ample social science has shown, children tend to do best when reared by their mother and father,” he concluded.
Is the battle for traditional marriage lost? Heritage Foundation fellow Ryan Anderson will address that question and more on “The 700 Club,” May 3.
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My views are well documented on this subject, and I hold firm to my personal and spiritual belief of the status of marriage as defined in the Holy Scriptures. I will even go a step further by posting and post here our ministry’s position on the subject which is stated in our ministry’s doctrine and belief statement, located on the ministry website.
Quote: MARRIAGE: We defer this issue to the reference of Gospel referred to in the book of;
Matthew, chapter 19 verses 4 – 6 and it states as follows; 4) And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ 5) and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6) So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate”.(NKJV)
Note: The sanctity of marriage is sacred and no other union is acceptable. This goes also for the general consensus that Gay and Lesbian couples should be allowed the sacred right of the union of marriage. This union would be by scriptures standard a sin, in the eyes of God. For the sake of debate and argument we here in the ministry of the Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross and the Independent Catholic Church of the Celtic Cross as well as the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry and all of it’s subsidiaries, hold fast and dear to our heart and biblical belief, the sanction of the union of matrimony. Only recognizing it as between a man and a woman and all other circumstance are ungodly and a sin. We in this ministry and our affiliate ministries do not and will not support such sanctions or said union of the such under any circumstance. For the Law of God supersedes and is the precedence for which we stand united with the creator. If mankind rules to allow such a union than let the governments preform the service through the means of the Justice of the Peace, the Mayor or if at sea than by the Captain of the vessel, but by no means will a union be preformed or sanctioned by this ministry or any affiliate member or ministry.
Sincerely yours in the fight to protect all things Sacred and Holy Word of God,
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD. O. S. A., O.S.P.