Pray for our Supreme Court judges decision
To the editor:
No doubt about it, what happened in Baltimore is certainly a tragedy; but there is even a greater tragedy happening in our nation's capital.
That is the fact that the Supreme Court has heard arguments and will vote in June whether or not to redefine the traditional definition of marraige as being between one man and one woman.
The definition of marriage is clearly defined in the Bible as ordained by God in the very beginning.
Every time a Christian speaks out against homosexuality we are called haters. Do I personally hate homosexuals? Absolutely not! If anything, the complete opposite. I am commanded by God to love them -- not asked, commanded. I am to love them but not their lifestyle.
The redefining of this wording goes to the very foundation of our civilization and of the United States as we know it. It's like a domino effect. When one thing starts to fall, many things follow.
For exmple, a gay couple asks a bakery to make them a cake for their wedding (probably knowing it is a Christian bakery and will refuse -- even though there are dozens of other bakeries that would be glad to do it. The baker refuses and is sued.
Sound far fetched? Ask the Sweek Cakes by Melissa bakery in Oregon that a judge has recommended fining $135,000 for refusing to make such a cake. They finally had to close their business and are now operating out of their home; but not before being picketed by gay-rights groups, their vendors threatened and even their children were targets of death threats. And when those who wished to support them financially through the internet started sending money, the gay community managed to close it down.
Any small business owner who chooses to follow their faith could be forced to close down.
There was recently an expo in Indianapolis that catered strictly to gay couples concerning every aspect of a gay wedding. So, ask yourself; why go to a bakery that you know will refuse you?
Now, what can Christians do about this situation? Pray, pray, pray. Pray that those Supreme Court judges who are against redefining the tradional definition of marriage are able to stay firm under pressure and those who want to redefine it will have their eyes oepned and reverse their decision. And pray that Anthony Kennedy (who might be the deciding factor in the vote) votes on the side of not redefining marriage.