Archive for May, 2015

Does the Bible Approve of Gay Marriage?

May 13, 2015

I am often asked to quote from the Bible a verse where God clearly approves of gay marriage. Matthew 19:1-6 is quoted by anti-gays as CLEAR evidence that God (Jesus) created male and female to be heterosexual ONLY, when, in reality, it is the only way humanity could multiply. They “poo-poo” Matthew 19:10-12 as evidence that Eunuchs were homosexual and IF they were they were not given to be married.  They ignore the last verse, “he who is able to receive this, let him receive it”, for they cannot “receive” this.  They poo-poo the account in Matthew 8:5-13 about the healing of the Roman centurion’s servant, for that would be evidence of God’s approval of gay love. Nor do they talk about the baptism of the Ethiopian Eunuch, by Phillip (Acts 8:26-39), who was not a castrated man because under Jewish law one did not baptize a castrated man (this changed after Saul became Paul in the next chapter of Acts). Nor do they rely on Galatians 3: 28-29 -“In Christ there is no male nor female.” They tell me I “pick & choose” verses to suit my belief. Well, isn’t that “the pot calling the kettle black?” I guess it’s allowed, for anti-gay people know the meaning of the Bible better than others. (give me a break). Bottom line is, gay marriage was not on the radar in bible days so was not given specific mention.  Much like our modern day radar does not pick up every plane that passes, neither do anti-gay people “pick up” on what Jesus was talking about in Matthew.