According to former Congressman Zach Wamp in an article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on July 2nd, “…same-sex marriage has evolved…”
I could not disagree more with that statement.
In the article Wamp asserts that his new position on one of our culture’s most divisive issues is that marriage should be defined at the state level.
Under Zach’s theory we should now take marriage, the building block of society, and sling it to the far corners of the nation for potentially 50 varying definitions. From a purely practical standpoint that’s a recipe for extreme confusion but even worse it would ultimately result in a cultural, legal and moral disaster.
Tragically though Zach’s new position abandons the truth of natural law which finds its roots in the Biblical definition of marriage (Matthew 19:4-5). It ignores the law that is written on man’s heart, revealed in nature and even confirmed by science. The union of one man and one woman, the definition of marriage since the beginning of time, is God’s design for procreating, nurturing and training children and passing the torch to the next generation. Any other definition of the term is a fraud.
Amazingly, Zach goes on to praise “the Supreme Court decision for responding to changes in public opinion and momentum in the gay rights movement.”
Given Wamp’s momentous “evolution” my question to Zach is “what’s next?”
Are you going to “evolve” on Life too?
Should public opinion be the basis for any future Supreme Court ruling on Life?
Are you in favor of subjecting defenseless and innocent life in the womb to 50 varying definitions and leaving that to the states’ discretion as well?
While certainly Zach is free to “evolve” I would assert that societal whims, mounting pressure, or populist expediency should never be the basis for one’s core convictions.
There are certain foundational values that undergird and strengthen a culture, society and nation. To shy away from an immutable and consistent definition of those values at a national level reveals a weak and timid response to a shifting and relativistic culture that is clamoring for Truth.
“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.” MARTIN LUTHER
(While there is some disagreement as to whether this statement was made in its entirety by Martin Luther, there is agreement that at the very minimum the sentiments of the quote are his.)