I’ve gotten a slew of emails today about SJR 7. I may as well post what I’d said to some in reply:
Unfortunately, what SJR 7 really does is formalize the thinking that marriage is between a man, a woman, and Caesar. Christians should define marriage as a Holy covenant between a man, a woman, and God – not as a state contract with all sorts of bennies. But with Social Security, bereavement pay, visitation rights, property rights, work rules, tax rules and more rules, rules rules from the Great Golden Calf of State, we’ve desecrated the Holy covenant, and have put self-acclaimed Christians in the preposterous role of advocating legal disparity in matters of simple justice.
If SJR 7 advocates get their way with this resolution, then politicians, not church officials, will have all authority in the matter of “marriage,” and a new crop of politicians may someday declare that marriage can be only between a man and a goat.
I say we should get the state out of marriage entirely. Take from Caesar what is God’s.
Post script: Since when have politicians cared about the constitution? Why amend what they will not obey? Obey what we’ve got, and then we’ll just see if we need to amend anything…