by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2022
Congress this week passed the Respect for Marriage Act, essentially codifying same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
“They call it a great win for the LGBTQ community and a great win for tolerance and humanity,” Washington Times columnist Cheryl K. Chumley wrote in a Dec. 8 op-ed. “They can call it whatever they want. God in the Bible still calls homosexuality a sin.”
Writing for The Washington Post following the Respect for Marriage Act’s passing, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: “Just as I began my career fighting for the LGBTQ communities, I am overjoyed that one of the final bills I will sign as speaker will be the Respect for Marriage Act, ensuring the federal government will never again stand in the way of marrying the person you love.”
The bill passed with the support of 12 Republicans.
Chumley noted that Pelosi “ought not be so ‘overjoyed.’ Neither should the 61 in the Senate who passed this same bill a week ago. The proper emotion should be horror mixed with fear. God will not be mocked.”
“Politicians, members of the court, activists for the LGBTQ cause and even members of certain churches, including the leadership, have been watering down the words of the Bible to fit the mold of modern-day desires to the point where homosexuality has been nationally rubber-stamped as an acceptable godly practice,” Chumley wrote.
“Some even argue that humans are born gay — selected by God to be gay — and that the biblical passages about homosexuality as sin, as an abomination, as a rebellion are old, outdated, inapplicable in today’s society and that love is love and Jesus is love, so as long as love is involved, then no harm, no foul, no sin, nothing to forgive, nothing for which to seek forgiveness.”
After the Senate passed the bill, Joe Biden said: “For millions of Americans, this legislation will safeguard the rights and protections to which LGBTQI+ and interracial couples and their children are entitled.”
Chumley noted: “No. Not even close. A nation that mocks God filled with people who thumb their noses at God’s laws is a nation that has wearied God and is therefore on a fast track to failure.”
Despite the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling and this week’s passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, “God’s definition of marriage didn’t change,” Chumley wrote.
“God is the one who created male and female both in His image, who established the standards of behavior for males and females and defined their unions — defined marriage and family, defined sin, defined punishments and consequences for sin.”
Chumley cited Romans 1:24, which is clear about those who continue in sin, despite warnings: “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie … For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.”
Chumley continued: “The LGBTQ community may rage all it wants for acceptance, tolerance, the silencing of uncomfortable truths, and so forth. And that may work to some degree in the material world. That may move politicians to act and fearful churches to grow silent and Bible-thumpers to take their Bible-thumping somewhere else.
“It won’t change God’s words.”