One of the amusing arguments coming from the anti-gay bigots is the one to the effect that the government has no right to change what God has ordained. Franklin Graham released a statement following the Supreme Court’s marriage rulings making exactly that argument:
While I sharply disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision on these two marriage cases, when it comes to issues involving God’s laws, it doesn’t ultimately matter what I or anyone else thinks about a court’s ruling. It was God who created and defined marriage, and any person or institution that attempts to redefine it is ultimately challenging Him.
We who call ourselves followers of Christ must strive to love others with the same love He has shown us—even when we have fundamentally different beliefs about such matters as the definition of marriage. I believe that all people are entitled to respect and are within the reach of God’s love, but I do not believe any of us is entitled to rearrange God’s divine order for the universe and its inhabitants—all of which He created and sent His Son to die for.
But you see, God doesn’t get a vote on this (or anything else, for that matter). And if he’s so upset about it, why doesn’t he do something about it? I mean, millions and millions of people were praying that the Supreme Court would not rule the way they did, but their imaginary friend didn’t do a damn thing. They might as well have tossed salt over their shoulder, sprinkled chicken blood around the Supreme Court building or called on an invisible leprechaun to attack them. Nothing happened. Because none of these supernatural things actually exist.
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