The Day the Universe Changed — A perspective on the Supreme Court’s on Gay Marriage

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Relatively few of us, are used to becoming eyewitnesses to history. Many watched with reverent awe, as history unfolded on the day of the JFK assassination. We can remember precisely where we were when Man first landed on the Moon. Or the sombre days of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Regardless of age, most people in the world were eyewitnesses as the events unfolded, and become part of the collective: American Experience.

That experience reverberated today, when we as a nation, witnessed the Supreme Court of the United States, declare same-sex marriage as the law of the land. This is a day, not unlike previous events that sharpened our character and resolve. We inextricably witnessed a paradigm shift in the nature of who we are as a society, and a nation.

The decision today, underscores how far this nation has fast tracked from God’s Grace and tender mercies.

Chief John Roberts dissent on Gay Marriage voiced these concerns, which should be a clarion call to all (excerpted):

“If you are among the many Americans — of whatever sexual orientation — who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision. Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.”

“People of faith can take no comfort in the treatment they receive from the majority today.”

“The majority graciously suggests that religious believers may continue to “advocate” and “teach” their views of marriage. The First Amendment guarantees, however, the freedom to “exercise” religion. Ominously, that is not a word the majority uses. Hard questions arise when people of faith exercise religion in ways that may be seen to conflict with the new right to same-sex marriage—when, for example, a religious college provides married student housing only to opposite-sex married couples, or a religious adoption agency declines to place children with same-sex married couples… Unfortunately, people of faith can take no comfort in the treatment they receive from the majority today.” – Chief Justice John Roberts


Scotus declared: Gay marriage is now the law of the land.

For Christians, this is a reminder that we need to be firmly rooted in God’s word, each and every day. Who am I to declare what God has firmly established as sin, now socially acceptable?

The body of Christ MUST come together and embrace sound teaching:

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Timothy 4:3 NIV)

Do not enter the apostasy of today’s decision.

My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith. (James 2:1 The Message)

2 thoughts on “The Day the Universe Changed — A perspective on the Supreme Court’s on Gay Marriage

  1. The Bible isn’t the Universe. Neither is the Earth. Looked at from space, our planet floats among many such worlds that are as likely to exist as ours does. Likening same gender marriage to a Universal Change is, to me, a bit far reaching. Is it a major cultural shift? Sure! That’s a given. But hardly anything that’s going to knock the planet out of orbit.

    Graceful Acceptance and Becoming More Inclusive are Aspects of Compassion, an advanced spiritual trait that has its origins in Pure Universal Love. This type of Love goes beyond religious edicts and legalism, permeating Consciousness and binding Creation together.

    One semi-historical book of religious laws cannot possibly hope to convey the permeation of this Love, of which we are a part. This aspect of “confess Jesus as Your Lord and Savior or Burn In Hell” does not, in my mind, stem from a state of Compassion, but rather from fear, and not necessarily the reverential kind.

    Pure Universal Love dues not require religious devotees, adherents, or followers. It’s Just Is. And it’s readily available in all of us, as it permeates and informs Our Very Being and Existence.

    A good measure of how well–as well as how much–this Pure Universal Love is working through us is how we apply Compassion in our daily lives. (Putting oneself in another’s shoes is one aspect of Compassion.)

    So, in conclusion, I think it’s safe to say that if your wants and desires include feeling the expression of Pure Universal Love, try the aspect of Showing Compassion, and I do believe that you will have more than your share of those feelings; also, that you may wish to share with others.

    Sharing Pure Universal Love With Others… That’s the real key!

    • You are right the Bible is not the Universe. Unless you are a Christian.

      Perhaps you missed the point of “The Day the Universe Changed.” When JFK was assassinated, when Man first walked on the face of the Moon, when the 9/11 attacks occurred, those are days the world as we experience it, fundamentally changed. The Scotus decision this week, fundamentally redefined who we are as a people, and as a society, no less then these other events did.

      Just because Man declares wrong to be right, doesn’t make this right in the sight of God. God is not influenced by popular choices. One of the greatest things about God is His immutability. God does not change to meet my whims, or that of society.

      You talk about “pure universal love.” How I should be more inclusive. You sound like Joel Osteen. My goal is to reflect the love and compassion God Has demonstrated to me. But God doesn’t “wink” when we miss the mark and sin.

      Proverbs 27:19 reminds us: “As water reflects the face,
      so one’s life reflects the heart.”

      You don’t know me well enough to make a reasoned assessment of my heart. Talk to the people who are close to me. Yes you will find people from all walks of life, even gay people.

      Wayno

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