Same Sex – Where Is The Research

The United States Supreme Court is currently faced with the assignment of deciding if men can legally marry men and women can marry women.  The First Amendment promises the following:  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.   What does who one marry have to do with religion and the constitution?  The laws and boundary of marriage are traceable back to Genesis 2.  The current debate before the courts is not about what is known about marriage, but rather about what is primarily not known about same sex marriages.  Mankind historically has defied best practice of what is known and focused upon the realm of things not understood and with open arms embrace the unknown as the best practice without knowledge.  The early days of colonizing and formulating America under the oath of freedom and justice for all, quickly reverted to a practice of enslaving Native Americans and creating an institution of slavery that lasted for over 400 years.  This was carried out by a spirit of self serving gratification and an ongoing ignoring of the historical long term results of any nation that reverted to such practice.

Debate in matters of best practice is risky when the debate is introduced and moderated by individuals whose goal is simply to change what is right and has been tested and retested over time for it’s reliability.  More is known about the interactions of men with women that is positive regarding outcome than is known about outcome of relationships between men with men or women with women.  Advocating for men marrying men or women marrying women as a national norm is less than 15 years old anywhere in the world.  The Netherlands were the first to do so on April 1, 2001 followed by Belgium on January 30, 2003 and later Spain on June 30, 2005 who was opposed by the Roman Catholic Church.  Knowing about Spain is important because this country was also the first to attach to the legalization of same sex couples the right to adopt children into the relationships.  The emotional argument regarding whether or not children should have the right to loving parents regardless of their sexual pairing is less than 10 years in existence.  There are no outcome data available to provide any statistical analysis about the long term mental, social, relational, developmental impact same sex homes have on adult children who exit such environments.

The arguments of today primarily are driven by people’s desires to exercise their democratic freedoms and not factual data.  Democracy is precious and should be cherished when it comes to social, political and human rights.  In a democratic country, people rights often take priority over what is right.  In a democratic country, morals are often determined by the desires of citizens.  In a democratic country limitations and boundaries are often translated into attempts to take away choice.  A major positive about democracy is the right to make choices.  Yet even within a democracy choices should be based upon proper analysis.  In same sex marital conversations their is almost a complete void when it comes to discussing the consequences of such relationships both short term and long term.    In scholarly research it is the researchers who are not only cautious but also determined to examine outcomes for their efficacy and side effects before presenting new finding for usage or consumption by the general population.

Regardless of the ruling made by the courts, God remains the final judge in the affairs of all mankind.  Christians should not become weary based upon the outcome of the courts in this matter.  The evidence historically from Genesis to now, keep showing that God has a way of taking the worse decisions made by humans and changing the intents into advancing heavens purpose.  Every person must ultimately stand before the judgement seat of Christ and give an accounting of relationship choices whether the choices are good or bad.  2 Corinthians 5:10

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6 Responses

  1. Amen by brother

  2. Beautifully said. While this matter saddens me, I am not shocked. I pray for the Justices that they make the right decision in the sight of the Lord.

    I enjoyed reading the blog. I especially love the last paragraph; I find it very encouraging during this time.

    • You mentioned something that really is very important for Christians to do and that is to pray for those Justices that they make a determination based upon righteousness and not what people desire.

      • Yep, I would imagine pressure is coming from every which way it can.

  3. Even within a DEMOCRACY decisions have consequences. God is in fact the ultimate judge. AMEN Brother!!

  4. Amen & Amen.

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