UK Prime Minister Pushing to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
Prime Minister David Cameron
Don‚Äôt play politics with marriage. That‚Äôs the message the Coalition for Marriage is sending in the United Kingdom‚ÄĒand people are responding. More than 407,000 people have signed the Coalition for Marriage‚Äôs ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt Play Politics With Marriage‚ÄĚ petition.
The petition is a response to conservative Prime Minister David Cameron‚Äôs plans to legalize same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. The petition states: ‚ÄúI support the legal definition of marriage which is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. I oppose any attempt to redefine it.‚ÄĚ
It‚Äôs government policy for e-petitions with more than 100,000 signatures to be considered for debate in the House of Commons....
If the Conservative Party had put same sex marriage in their election manifesto and won, they would have had indeed a mandate from the People to change the definition of marriage, BUT they would not have had a mandate from God.
I do not agree with same-sex marriage; the Bible shows us that marriage should be between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24, 1 Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:6).
The only right we have according to the Bible is the right to become children of God (John 1:12, NKJV, NIV; translated as "power to become ..." in the KJV).
You say: "People are sinful and fickle. I am not interested in what they feel." We live in a lost world; but God so loved the world that he sent His Son Jesus to save those who believed in Him from the eternal consequences of their sins (John 3:16).
"Left to your line of thinking, when the people change their mind then marriage must be redefined. No!" My point is that, if the People mandate a government to legislate for same-sex marriage, then they have acted outside of the revealed will of God.
"Perhaps, with friends like you God-given marriage and liberty needs no enemies?" You lose me with your line of thought! How can I and the other 456,572 signatories to the petition at http://c4m.org.uk/ be enemies of marriage?
Sean O'Brien wrote: Such a monumental social change is being pushed through when it wasn't even a Conservative manifesto pledge at the last general Election. The Conservative Party and the Government Coalition have no mandate whatsoever from the People to redefine marriage.
But your comment implies that if the Conservatives did put sodomite marriage and lesbian marriage in its manifesto and then won, that they then would have a mandate to change the definition of marriage. No!
Sean O'Brien wrote: The Conservative Party and the Government Coalition have no mandate whatsoever from the People to redefine marriage. Marriage is being redefined over the heads of people who feel it should be left as it currently is.
You imply that "the people" have the right to change the definition of marriage. They do not, no!
Sean O'Brien wrote: The Marriage is being redefined over the heads of people who feel it should be left as it currently is.
People are sinful and fickle. I am not interested in what they feel. Left to your line of thinking, when the people change their mind then marriage must be redefined. No!
Perhaps, with friends like you God-given marriage and liberty needs no enemies?
Such a monumental social change is being pushed through when it wasn't even a Conservative manifesto pledge at the last general Election. The Conservative Party and the Government Coalition have no mandate whatsoever from the People to redefine marriage.
Marriage is being redefined over the heads of people who feel it should be left as it currently is.
Over 456,000 people in the United Kingdom have now signed the online petition against redefining marriage but, apparently, the Government has said it is determined to press ahead with this change regardless, and I repeat ‚Äúregardless‚ÄĚ, of the outcome of its ‚Äúconsultation‚ÄĚ on the subject.
David Cameron (he of ‚ÄúI munch Cornish Pasties‚ÄĚ fame) is out of touch with ordinary people's support for traditional marriage, but then the Coalition Government is out of touch on so many things!
How much American and Commonwealth blood was spilt in two World Wars to keep the United Kingdom free? Was such a sacrifice made that we should arrive now at this state of affairs?
The fact that the PM who went to public school may have something to do with it.
BUT also there is a misconception about the homosexual community. In reality it represents approx. 1% of the population, but Ken Livingston and others keep on quoting 20% and therefore there is more weight given to their vote than is necessary. The Homos have filled the corriders of power, filling places in Government and the media and they perpetuate this myth.
Finally the UK has abandoned Christianity and deserves to be the pervert capital of the world.
If there be any party which is more pledged than another to resist a policy of restrictive legislation, having for its object social coercion, that party is the Liberal party. (Cheers.) But liberty does not consist in making others do what you think right, (Hear, hear.) The difference between a free Government and a Government which is not free is principally this‚ÄĒthat a Government which is not free interferes with everything it can, and a free Government interferes with nothing except what it must. A despotic Government tries to make everybody do what it wishes; a Liberal Government tries, as far as the safety of society will permit, to allow everybody to do as he wishes. It has been the tradition of the Liberal party consistently to maintain the doctrine of individual liberty. It is because they have done so that England is the place where people can do more what they please than in any other country in the world...It is this practice of allowing one set of people to dictate to another set of people what they shall do, what they shall think, what they shall drink, when they shall go to bed, what they shall buy, and where they shall buy it, what wages they shall get and how they shall spend them, against which the Liberal party have always protested. (Sir William Harcourt, 1872)
But remember Jesus win the War once and for all very very soon we lose the odd battle so it appears but just remember Jesus won on that 3rd day we he rose out of that grave and Satan knows this. So all these sick things are going on but we need to be encouraged cuz our redemption is near we are going home.
Satan will win this battle just like he is winning them all at present. Its not about Cameron and "same-sex" marriage. This is just one of the signs of moral decline stemming from spiritual decline in the western world. The Bible predicts this event and Romans chapter 1:18ff displays it. This is the wrath of God at work and we ain't finished yet seeing the United Kingdom of Sodom and Gomorrah going down the tubes. The decline of the church in both size and in doctrine coincides with what is happening in society, and the Churches of England and Scotland are witness to the decline in doctrine.
1Cor 9:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.