The passing of the Marriage [Definition of Marriage] Amendment bill marks a day of shame in the history of New Zealand. Parliament had a duty to defend marriage, to their lasting shame they failed to do so.
All authority comes from God, He has not given Parliament the authority to redefine marriage. In an astounding challenge to the authority of God, Parliament has assumed the right to seek to redefine the institution of marriage to include same sex couples.
God, the author of life, has, for the happiness of mankind and the procreation of the human race instituted marriage as being exclusively for one man and one woman. God has created man for woman and woman for man. Only a man can make a woman a wife and a mother and only a woman can make a man a husband and a father. Same sex marriage is not marriage, it will never be marriage, it is a cruel charade.
Mankind has always known these fundamental truths and no Act of Parliament can change the institution of marriage which God in His wisdom and love has bestowed on us.
Parliament has now decreed that children do not need a father and a mother, just two men or two women who care for them. The terms father and mother are now to be taken off birth certificates and the terms husband and wife removed from marriage certificates. This is grossly offensive to many people in our country.
Homosexual marriage is the logical conclusion for a culture that celebrates sterility. It is part of a culture of death. We have a culture that has rejected God’s plan that places procreation as the ultimate end of sexual activity. The challenge to a culture of life commenced with the acceptance of contraception and the advent of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s, closely followed by the widespread acceptance of the killing of unborn children as a backup for failed contraception.
The fruit of this culture has been an abandonment of marriage in favour of de facto relationships, an explosion of sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancies, abandoned solo mothers, fatherless children and exploding divorce rates and the rapid downward movement of virtually every socially normative indicator.
The widespread acceptance of homosexualty is God’s punishment on society. The challenge for society is a renewed commitment to marriage as instituted by God. We have sown to the wind so we are now reaping the whirlwind.