What is Marriage?


Have you ever noticed that when confronting fundamentalist Christians with the issue of homosexuality they always go back to marriage and the story of Creation: “God created male & female and told them to be fruitful and multiply”, proving, in their opinion, that homosexuality is not God’s Will. Let’s examine this.
What is marriage? In the book of Genesis, chapter 2, God said “it is not good for man (i.e. Adam) to be alone. I will make him a helper”. What is a “helper”? Answer: a friend, a companion and, in marriage, a sexual partner. God could have created another male for Adam, but that would not solve the “be fruitful and multiply” statement of God, in Genesis chapter 1, so God created a female. Here’s where fundamentalist thinking goes astray for they do not realize that the ONLY reason God made Adam’s helper a female was for PROCREATION ONLY. God was no longer going to create humans supernaturally, so He had to create two genders so that humanity could multiply.
Marriage is the monogamous union of two adult people who love each other and commit their lives to each other. Two men or two women meet these requirements; they just can’t procreate. However, procreation is not a blanket command from God. If it were, then all heterosexual couples who choose not to have children are not married in God’s eyes.
Can you see the weakness of the fundamentalist’s argument? It’s as weak as their using the 6 “clobber” passages on same gendered sex.
It seems to me, fundamentalist thinking is very naïve.
My book “Is God A Gay Basher?”, on Amazon, goes into more detail.

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