How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Adoption

Our household has had many discussions on same-sex marriage recently.  Some visiting teens have participated in the discussion or for lack of a better word, there seems to be an apathetic view- I don’t care, let them get married.

I didn’t ‘like’ all the posts circulating facebook.  I don’t hate gays.  They are people. So, why am I posting this?

 Legalizing same-sex marriage threatens adoption (as well as a host of other things).  How do I know?  It already has.

“In Massachusetts, the legalization of same-sex marriage meant the end of the adoption ministry of the the largest adoption agency in that state.  Given its refusal to recognize same-sex couples as candidates for adoption, the agency was forced by law to end its respected adoption ministry.”- R. Albert Mohler Jr., How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Society

The legalization of same-sex marriage threatens every Christian adoption agency.  It will leave no sector of society untouched.

Why are we so willing to stand by and watch it happen?  We don’t want to be accused of gay-bashing?  We don’t want to hate?  We don’t want to offend anyone?  We don’t know what the Bible says about marriage? We don’t know what marriage is?  We are the proverbial frog boiling in water.  The water is boiling and we are still lounging around.

One of my teens pointed out, “our country has been headed this way for years.  We are like ancient Rome before its fall, more concerned about our social life and being accepted than morality and our government.”

He is right.  But he also added the apathy of his generation.  Why do anything?  It’s too late. Jerry mentioned the next on the agenda is polyarmorous  relationships and legalized pedophilia.  Teen son said, “that will never happen, people won’t stand for that!”

Not so many years ago, I took my two teen girls to see a movie,  In the first five minutes, a gay couple having a baby were introduced and we walked out, mortified. Nowadays, same-sex couples are prominent figures in TV shows and media alike.  We have been conditioned by the media to accept it as normal. Modern Family includes a gay couple with an adopted child.  We have been simmering in the Hollywood soup for years. Do we accept it as everyone else? Are we being conditioned to accept polyarmorous relationships as portrayed in a recent Wife Swap?

My teen son pointed out that the apathy and decline is not his fault, it is the culture he was brought up in.  I agree.  He is living with the results of my generation when Civil Rights was redefined as the right for same-sex marriage.  Gays can have a civil union now if they choose.  The problem is they want to redefine what words mean which then translates new legal ramifications.  Christian adoption agencies will close or comply.

“The legalization of same-sex marriage threatens the freedom of every Christian school, institution and organization to operate on the basis of its own biblical commitments” – R. Albert Mohler Jr. How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Society

Marriage is clearly defined in Matthew 19:4-5.

He replied, Have you never read that He Who made them from the beginning made them male and female, 
And said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be united firmly (joined inseparably) to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?
So they are no longer two, but on flesh.  What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder (separate).

What can we do?  Pray.  If you are in a position to do more, than do it. Don’t drink the apathetic Kool-aid.
If it comes up in coversation, state your convictions, you may be surprised how many people agree with you!
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”- Edmund Burke


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5 thoughts on “How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Adoption

  1. I agree. And some magazines already say that having an “open” marriage is good for it. Don't really understand that one. But then again, I guess we are “old school”. And to think that any of it won't be accepted in the near future is naive, but we thought that way when were young about the gay movement and so many other things that are accepted now.

  2. I know, Tracey and we tend to blame it on the teen and young twenties generation when it was our generation that watched it happen, they are living in the reaping season. Thanks, Maria! Pray. Pray! Pray!

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. This is a subject that we all need to come to firm conclusions on and be willing to speak about those convictions. Thanks for doing that.

    Megan

  4. Great post, Kath. There are so many advocating for evil, while we as Christians sit on our haunches afraid to offend because we don't want anyone to think we are radical. God forbid we have an opinion, especially one that isn't PC. Of course, Jesus was that way, too, right? He tiptoed around and was sure to pacify everyone so no one got wounded feelings…no, wait. Jesus WASN'T like that! He told the major religious group that they were full of rot!

    We are supposed to be like Jesus!

    I love Dr. Mohler. He is like Jesus. He stands up for righteousness and proclaims truth boldly. He doesn't care what anyone thinks about it, either. We need to pray for him.

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