The Marriage Amendment

Sunday, November 30th, 2003 | Gay Stuff

Thanks to the BoiFromTroy via the SoCalLawBlog I’d like to pass on these guidelines for those who support a constitutional amendment defining marriage based on biblical.

  1. Marriage in the United States shall consist of a union between one man and one or more women.(Gen 29:17-28; II Sam 3:2-5.)
  2. Marriage shall not impede a man’s right to take concubines in addition to his wife or wives. (II Sam 5:13; I Kings 11:3; II Chron 11:21)
  3. A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed (Deut 22:13-21)
  4. D. Marriage of a believer and a non-believer shall be forbidden.(Gen 24:3; Num 25:1-9; Ezra 9:12; Neh 10:30)
  5. Since marriage is for life, neither this Constitution nor the constitution of any State, nor any state or federal law, shall be
    construed to permit divorce. (Deut 22:19; Mark 10:9)
  6. If a married man dies without children, his brother shall marry the widow. If he refuses to marry his brother’s widow or deliberately does not give her children, he shall pay a fine of one shoe and be otherwise punished in a manner to be determined by law. (Gen. 38:6-10; Deut 25:5-10) *”

If you can sell THAT to congress and the American people more power to ya.

(I know this has made the rounds – but it bears repeating)

4 Comments to The Marriage Amendment

TEFL Smiler
December 5, 2003

On Marriage in That Old Book

Thanks to SwimFinsSF: The Marriage Amendment. I’ve never seen this list before. I’m quite amused by it, though. Not that any of this concerns me directly at present, or probably ever will (‘sob sob, weep weep’), but anyway… I just

January 24, 2004

More Holy Matrimony!

When I saw the banner on Slate, I thought they, like SoCalLawBlog, LA Observed and SwimFinsSF were talking about my post from yesterday, but alas… In Dahlia Lithwick’s article, “Holy Matrimony!”, she outlines four greater threats to the institution o…

March 8, 2004

If you read the language of the proposed amendment carefully, you’ll note that it divides the world between ‘married couples consisting of one man and one woman’ and ‘everyone else’ – and it says that the ‘incidents of marriage’ can be denied to everyone who is not married. It does not say that the incidents of marriage will be denied only to gay couples; it says they will be denied to ALL unmarried people, including heterosexual couples. The language of this amendment could easily be used as a basis for states to outlaw ALL sex outside of marriage.

R. Nolen Miller
September 22, 2004

What is Marriage

Marriage is two people who come together as one. Not any two people- A Man and a Woman. God created Adam and then Eve. It’s amazing that a Man and a Woman can produce a child. No other human combination can. Every man and every woman have the same God-given right to marry and to produce children. It is not right to change the definition of marriage to fit alternative lifestyles. The only correct thing to do is to ask the individual whether they would choose their right to a family or choose their right to live an alternative lifestyle according to their sexual appetites. There will always be the question as to whether homosexuals have a choice in their sexual behaviors: however it is unanswerable. There will always be those who argue on both sides (including “recovered” homosexuals).
The bottom line is that every man and woman in this country do have the same right to marry-which is a union with an individual of the opposite sex. Homosexuals are not asking for a right that we all have, they are asking for special privileges. And many in this country believe that making these special interest lifestyles into laws will only serve to further disintegrate the family structure, which is already in dire straits.
If anyone is still interested in what God has to say on the subject, here are some Bible verses which make this debate pretty clear: I Corinthians 6:9 – Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God, do not be deceived neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. – 1 Timothy 1:10 – And immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching.
You all have been elected into a very important position. Is it more important to you to make a very vocal MINORITY happy or simply to do what is right? This country was founded on solid Christian values and principles and the new policy seems to be to go with the flow wherever that may lead. It is time we stop buying into the manipulative idea that it is politically incorrect to say that wrong is wrong. Once you blur the lines, who is going to make up the new boundaries? Because I can guarantee you that there will be soon to follow another group on the homosexuals’ heels who will also want the special privileges. You can easily say now that we would never let a man marry a boy, but years ago we would have said that about a man and a man. Once you stand down your job as guard of the principles of this society, it will be very difficult to stop the landslide. Someone has to stand up and be strong. I send this to all of you because the Lord Jesus Christ has put this in my heart. Yes, I am a Christian. But I also don’t believe that you have to share religious beliefs in order to have some conception of what the destruction of morality does to any society.

Rich Nolen Miller

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