‘Scripture never defines marriage’

To the Editor:

Supporters say “God made Adam and Eve” and this somehow interprets into “God’s will” that “marriage” is only between one man and one woman.

Scripture never “defines” marriage as only between one man and one woman nor does it contain the word “marriage.” Supporters choose to use this creation story for their logic and “Biblical definition of marriage” only because it fits their self-righteous way of definition. Using this same foolish logic, I argue that incestuous relationships are “God’s will,” because how do you think Adam and Eve’s family were fruitful and multiplied? Scriptures repeatedly say that God not only condoned but also blessed the union of men with multiple wives. I guess that means that it’s “God’s will” that we advocate polygamy. Point being, stop taking select verses and trying to define something as “God’s will” while ignoring the true meaning of the Scriptures.

It’s said that “Marriage” is about procreation that provides a legal framework that strengthens that union for the benefit of all. But the law allows prisoners to marry while never being released, has no bar against elderly couples getting married, imposes no fertility requirements on prospective marriage partners and considers long-term childless marriages equal to others.

Gay people have been treated horribly in our society. They have been marginalized, ostracized and abused, but unlike others that have suffered such fates, many are unable to seek solace with members of their own communities and in some cases, even their own families. That’s why we are voting no and encourage everyone to do the same.

Darrell and Sheree Vincent, Wyoming

  • Gabriel

    Keep reading the book. Its called sexual immorality. And its not just gay people who are sexually immoral, but that is the topic of your article. Just because its been accepted doesn’t make it morally right and morally right is God’s will.

  • Why?

    Why not concede that “marriage” has already been legally defined in Minnesota and pursue a new legal concept such as “civil union?”

  • Mac

    To Gabriel – so you say its called “sexually immorality” further in the book. So does that mean that polygamy is sexually moral because it is in the book. Different religions interpret the bible different ways. So who decides who is right. As the author of the article says you shouldn’t pick and choose what scriptures you want to live by and those you don’t. The legal marriage issue is separate from religion anyway. You can have a marriage ceremony in a church, but you still have to have the government sanctioned paperwork for it to be legal. Having the same legal right for everyone is the issue. Church and state are supposed to be separate. You get to choose to live by what you think is right because of freedom in this country. Why don’t others get that same right?