Husbands and Wives a No-No in CA

September 13, 2008

Real Marriage

Real Marriage

As many of you are well aware, California has been slowly deteriorating (who hasn’t) in regard to the issue of marriage. Aside from the fact that it is now legal for homosexuals to be married in that state and be recognized as a ‘real’ marriage, there is now another problem. I was unaware of this change in the state process in regard to marriage until today.

Apparently, California has changed the titles on the marriage license from ‘Bride’ and ‘Groom’ to ‘Party A’ and ‘Party B’. This is utterly ridiculous in and of itself, regardless of what Scripture has to say. Seems as if there were two others who thought the same way and crossed off these two changes and replacement with the true titles Bride and Groom. Unsurprisingly, someone caught wind of it, and California will not recognize their marriage if they left the license in this way. In an article by Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) explains why here:

“The state of California refused to recognize this marriage between a bride and a groom, and said [their marriage license] had to be filled out again to [read] only Party A and Party B – that the state of California no longer recognizes a marriage between a bride and a groom or a husband and a wife,” (emphasis added)

Isn’t it strange that throughout Scripture, marriage between a man and a woman is declared repeatedly to be the only true marriage, that marriage instituted by God in the garden for Adam and Eve and their posterity. The world is acting just as the world has acted ever since the rebellion in the garden, and James says, “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” (James 4:4, ESV) We must not conform to this world as Paul says in Romans 12:1-2, but to be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Paul harps on this issue of homosexuality heavily in Romans 1:26-27, “For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” (ESV)

I wonder what the next step will be. Maybe they will incorporate it into the ceremony itself. I can see it now, the pastor up there saying, “I now pronounce you Party A and Party B. You may now kiss Party B.”


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