Kirk Cameron is drawing fierce criticism for his statements concerning “Gay Marriage” during a Piers Morgan interview on CNN. He said, “Marriage was defined by God a long time ago…and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve.” Of course, all of the expected insults are being hurled at him for being “intolerant” and “out-of-step with the culture”.
There is much debate about it, but it’s really not a complicated issue, because the term “Gay Marriage” is an oxymoron…like trying to discuss “dry water”. To let it be framed as a right or wrong question is to agree with the premise that it’s an equal option. It’s not. Kirk was right, we don’t have the privilege to define marriage, God does. He made us “male and female” (Genesis 2:27), and He also pronounced; “a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24).
As a Christian, you may be thinking, “OK, I get that, but how do I share it and demonstrate the love of Christ too?” I’ve found it helpful to focus on the clear picture described in God’s Word, instead of what it isn’t. In other words, the main point is the beautiful picture of what it can be. God formed Eve specifically to complete Adam. A man and woman fit together in every way. Physically, emotionally, and psychologically, God designed us to compliment each other. It doesn’t take much observation to see how boys and girls are wired different. We augment each other’s weaknesses, and keep one another’s extremes in check. What an amazing process to see two lives merge together into something greater than the sum of two parts.
At the end of the day, the gift of Biblical marriage is far superior to any counterfeit models. Whether it’s same-sex arrangements or “open marriages”, the proven historical value of a traditional home trumps all others. It’s not always easy, but it’s still the best, and worth defending. Thanks Kirk for speaking the truth.