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i have copied below most of a posting made yesterday (with references to the date suitably updated). It is a personal opinion.
I do not see any conflict between today's Verses Of The Day and the request below. If anyone has a problem with the opinion, my suggestion is to look up the various keywords using a concordance, to get the biblical "last word on the subject" (which will stand when i am dead & gone, the biblical take on all matters will stand regardless of my or any other personal opinions). i requested that we should:
please pray for the UK parliament, that wisdom will prevail today (tuesday 5th february 2013) when there will be a vote on the issue of whether the UK national government will make "gay marriage" legal.
There already exists scope for a homosexual couple to register in a civil Register Office their relationship (as a sexually active co-habiting couple) which is then known as a "Civil Partnership". Civil Partners enjoy the same legal rights as the legal rights which a heterosexual married couple enjoy as a result of marriage, under UK law. So there is no need to create a new status that Civil Partners could acquire (pro- campaigners intend the proposed new status to be known as "marriage"), because equality under law already exists.
Although pro- campaigners deny it, it is widely thought that the Bill (proposal for a law) is intended to function like a "stepping stone halfway across a river", progress towards a goal at a later stage, and that the long term goal is that if today's Bill is made law, the intention is to later introduce another Bill (to become a law) forcing churches to conduct "gay marriages" (the Bill to be debated & voted on tuesday allows churches to be exempt from a requirement to allow "gay weddings" on their premises).
There is no point in changing the name of Civil Partnership to Marriage.
I am not gay. i am also not homophobic. I agree with Civil Partnership being available in Register Offices. (I see no point in criminalizing it, live and let live).
But i do not agree with the attempt to redifine the word "Marriage" to make the word mean something it does not mean.
Whatever happened to gay people wanting "to be out & proud"? Why camouflage Civil Partnership, & pretend something is what it is not?
Please pray for UK's Members of Parliament, that they will have the sense and moral courage to vote against this Bill on Tuesday 5th February 2013.
Thank you for reading this.
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