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Dozens of Same-Sex Couples Marry in First Hours of Law in Maine
Dozens of gay couples exchanged wedding vows or obtained marriage licenses early Saturday after Maine's same-sex marriage law went into effect at midnight.
At least 44 couples obtained marriage licenses in about 10 communities from Portland to Bangor, where clerks' offices opened at midnight, and a dozen couples were married almost immediately in city or town halls, according to Portland Press Herald.
Two Christians protested outside Portland City Hall by singing religious songs. "This is wickedness. They are bringing judgment upon Maine and the nation," one of the protesters, who identified himself as a local resident and a street preacher, was quoted as saying.
"I'm here to speak for the Lord and to warn they need to repent," he said. "They should turn from their ways. Even though man passed a law, doesn't mean God does."...
To see the wickedness that is taking over this nation is appalling to say the least. I can only wonder how much more depravity and sickness GOD is going to allow before He comes again. Things that were shameful and not out in the open when I was growing up are now becoming all too common.
Dig out divorced with children and openly gay (& now married to his same-sex partner?) Bishop Gene Robinson's (TEC) message to Presbyterian pastors. His first talking point is to create chaos in the church or denomination where you preach. Unlike emancipation from slavery, this has precious little to do with "fairness" and "rights." It's all about hacking at the few ligaments barely holding together the church.
Eph. 5: For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Ge.5: Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
Mar. 10: But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
Ge 1: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,...
Ge 9: And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Lev. 18: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.
Hbr. 13: Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
1 Cor. 6: 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, ... shall inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
I live fairly close to Maine so we hear about this more often and it's pretty sad, and just the thought of it is disgusting to me. How two people of the same sex can choose to be with each other is just beyond my logic and just plain gross.
I still have trouble every day just believing that gay unions have even become legalized. I just never thought I'd see the day...
I can't get a dog license or building permit at 5 minutes past midnight. Why is this service available for the purpose of this particular depravity? Our civil government strongly backs this and is doing it at our expense.