Minnesota On The Verge Of Redefining Marriage

By: Curtis Ophoven 0 Comments   3/14/2013

ST. PAUL -- Few people realize just how close MN is to redefining marriage.  A few days ago bills were introduced to change the definition of marriage from "one man and one woman" to "any two people", in the MN House and Senate.  They already held committee hearings on Tuesday and both bills passed the committees.

In the next few days, perhaps today, these bills will be brought to the House and Senate floor for further testimonies and discussion before voting on them.  The strategy is to try to get the bills voted on as quickly as possible before too many people have the chance to contact their representatives.  

Some say they have the votes in the House but not the Senate.  Others say they have the votes in both the House and the Senate.

The testimony hearings contained numerous reasons with solid evidence against the measure, but somewhere they got the votes from the committee members.  Several representatives were willing to look the other way and ignore the massive problems that this bill would create.

They appear to have the votes in the House and the Senate may be questionable, but the Governor indicated that he would sign the bill.  The odds don’t look very good for the righteous team, but remember that we have the Lord on our side and He likes to do things when there is no possible humanly way.

The Lord is the one who parted the sea for Moses when the vast army of Pharaoh was approaching – Exodus 14:28. He is the one who defeated the army for Gideon in Judges 7, and He is the one who promised He would continue defeating the enemies of the righteous - Matthew 16:18.  He is the one who promised to act when his people cry out to him - 2 Chronicles 7:14 and He put a rainbow in the sky to remind us that He always keeps Him promises 

The Lord can make a way to stop this bill and save MN from the destruction of the family that would inevitably follow.  There is a way, a strategy that could stop this bill dead in its tracks.  The only question is: will the righteous cry out to Him, hear His voice and execute the strategy He gives?  

The perception that there is no humanly possible way to stop this bill is the perfect situation for the Lord to give us a solution that only He could give, so that it will be known that He interceded.

They don’t even realize what they are doing.

Most people struggling with SSA or gender identity are a victim of our nations deteriorating marriage.  Due to the decrease in morality, divorce and sexual abuse are the leading cause of the destruction of the natural family. 

Those that have been harmed by our nation’s immorality are directing their anger at the wrong source of their pain.  3 out of 4 people that struggle with SSA or gender identity come from a fatherless home. Children need a father and a mother, by God’s design in Genesis 2:24.   

Redefining marriage will further deteriorate the natural family, which will cause more children to grow up in fatherless or motherless homes.  It will cause more people to become victims of family breakdown. 

The supporters of redefining marriage do not realize what they are doing.  They have been deceived by the father of lies, who does not have good intentions for them.  He is using them to destroy more people’s lives.  He has no intention of providing for the longing of their hearts to be important and valuable. 

Here is the testimony of the Senate committee against the bill:

There are hundreds of reasons to reject this bill, but one of the testifiers said something that I had not heard of before.

He said this does not redefine marriage, rather, it un-defines marriage.  It takes away the clear definition of marriage and makes in genderless or meaningless.  By doing so, this law teaches society that gender does not matter to children or to a family – but all the evidence in the world tells us that gender does matter.  In fact, a expert in child development testified that gender is critical to child development.

Removing the gender nature of marriage is the equivalent of making marriage meaningless, and if marriage is meaningless then so is everything good that marriage produces – including the children.

Supporters of same-sex marriage say this bill does not change heterosexual marriage, but that is exactly what it does.   The bill changes the language from “one man and one woman” to “any two persons”, which changes marriage for everyone into a meaningless relationship of any two people in which gender does not matter. 

This bill does two things,

  1. First it removes heterosexual marriage from MN law. The language that defined a heterosexual relationship "one man and one woman" would be removed from MN law.  That means that all existing heterosexual marriages no longer exist in MN law as they were defined when they were married.  In future marriages, the state no longer defines natural marriage - the union of one man and one woman.  The state would no longer marry anyone as one man and one woman. Heterosexual marriage no longer exists.
  2. Second, this bill creates a legal replacement for natural marriage using the label “marriage” but without gender, which makes "marriage" meaningless.  Genderless marriage contains no natural meaning, no commitments to each other or to the children produced or the numerous benefits to society that natural marriage provides.  This is why nations that have done this have seen a drastic drop in the rate of marriage - because marriage becomes meaningless.  

May the Lord of heaven and earth have mercy on us and open our eyes before we destroy more lives.


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