No Same-Sex Marrying
The Feb. 22 editorial and two letters expressed dismay at the county commissioners' resolution supporting an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage. All three thought this was a trivial matter and beyond the scope of responsibilities for the Moore County commission.
Certainly the resolution had little effect other than communicating to the public the position of the five commissioners on the issue of marriage. But that is not a trivial matter for a public official.
The One with perfect wisdom ordained for humankind that marriage is a union of one man and one woman. Therefore, redefining marriage is beyond the purview of a state or nation. As our current president said on another matter, it is above our pay grade.
A family was designed by that One to be headed up by two people of the opposite sex wonderfully created to complement each other not only for procreation but also for their complementary intuition in the rearing of children.
People desiring to live together as a same-sex couple could be joined in a state-authorized civil union giving them domestic rights equal to those of married couples. But equal rights is not the issue for them.
Their desire is codification of their union as a marriage in a vain attempt, I believe, to move the world toward approving their "alternative lifestyle." So far, 18 states have responded to this attempt by codifying the definition of marriage as originally ordained.
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