British Parliament Votes to Redefine Marriage!

They Have Not Voted For Equality!  They Have Voted To Destroy Marriage!

Matthew 7:13:  “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.”

Fr. Dwight Longenecker-Today the UK Parliament took the first legal steps to sanction same sex marriage. The implications of their re-definition of marriage are very ominous indeed, and the ignorant arrogance of their lawmakers is breath taking.
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Think about it for a moment. Nowhere, not in any time or any place, not in any culture or civilization from the most primitive jungle dwelling tribe to the most sophisticated society has marriage between two people of the same gender ever been contemplated. Some societies have accepted homosexuality or been lenient toward such practices, but no one has ever suggested that marriage could ever be between two men or between two women.

The idea that British lawmakers can take it upon themselves to change such a fundamental understanding of what it means to be human is simply incredible. I realize that they believe they are simply voting on an “equality issue”. This is not so. They have voted on a historic and fundamentally different definition of marriage.  They have not voted to open marriage up. They have voted to destroy marriage.

Already “marriage” in our society is practically meaningless. Easy no fault divorce and multiple marriages, weddings that take place most anywhere with people writing their own ‘vows’ with their own ‘ministers’. The whole thing is a charade–a grotesque and hideous mockery of marriage, and the result will be that marriage will be meaningless. Weddings will be nothing but a sentimental display of self indulgence and the marriage itself will be a sham.

Same sex marriage actually destroys marriage, for in re-defining what marriage is, it is no longer marriage. It is something else. Furthermore, the erosion of marriage into meaningless sentimental clap trap or some sort of politically correct statement is not only the fault of the gay militants. It is also the fault of those people who break their marriage vows, divorce and then re-marry. It is also the fault of all those who co-habitate and then turn up at church anyway for their wonderful wedding. It is also the fault of all those family members who are too nice to disapprove. It is especially the fault of those so-called Catholics who condone the cohabitation of their family members, smile kindly on the divorced and re married and run rough shod over marriage in every way imaginable.

What no one has stopped to ask is what exactly is marriage in our society now anyway? It is a lifelong commitment? Clearly not. Is it for procreation? Clearly not. Is it for better for worse, richer or poorer, to love and to cherish til death do us part? Clearly not. So what on earth is marriage anyway and why on earth do homosexual people want to be married? Only because they demand recognition and some sort of false, government mandated ‘equality.”

It is time now for the Catholic Church to withdraw completely from the civil side of marriage. A man and woman who wish to be married should go to the civil authority to sign necessary papers, then if they want to have a sacramental marriage let them come to the priest.

Most of the Protestant churches have caved on divorce and re-marriage long ago. They will also cave on homosexual marriage. Within a very short time now, the Catholic Church will be the only place to receive a truly Christian wedding.

When the time comes to stand up for marriage as God intended, what I dread is not so much the attacks from those outside the church, but the attacks from those within. Already there are numerous voices among the Catholic clergy who are quietly in favor of homosexual “marriage”–and they will turn their ruthless guns of kindness on all who stand firm.

I can hear them now with their weasly words and their sickly self righteous smiles of artificial kindness, “We really must offer a warm welcome to all of God’s children and grant them the love and acceptance of the sacrament…”

It makes me want to puke.

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14 comments to British Parliament Votes to Redefine Marriage!

  • Andy

    Just what are you afraid of. The same thing was said about mixed marriages. Giving the vote to everyone.

  • Less than 1% of society is an ANOMALY, an abnormality, a deviant behaviour.

    So you suggest that society should cater to every intrinsic disorder…

  • Andy

    Also goes for religion. What is different from marriage and unions? People commited to each other should be able to have the same benefits.

    I don’t believe there is this big plan to destroy our society. We are talking about less than 1%.

  • Andy

    That not a comparison. Really? That is all have, gay people being compared to evil such a tyrant.

  • Andy

    If the state says it is a marriage then it is. I don’t understand why people are so upset.

  • Karl

    It causes problems because the relationship involved is not a marriage. It is something else. But it is not marriage.

  • Andy

    So couples that can’t have or don’t want children shouldn’t be married? It is a matter of law so churches cannot define what the citizens should be or not be doing. The government acts on the will of all people and not what religion dictates.
    I think about many times we have been told that the world is ending because of this and that. Allowing slaves to be free, allowing blacks to vote, allowing interracial marriages have been the damnation of the human race. There is a very small percentage of the population that will actually use gay marriage. I read somewhere less than 1 percent. Just how will this cause you any difficutlies?

  • lyndonaacosta

    They have even taken a step further than Sodom and Gomorrah because they are making gay living legitimate with gay marriage. But one thing remains the same if you oppose them they are vicious in attacking you just like in Lot’s story.We will be a society with abortion, gays kissing on the street,your next door girl on the internet having sex because porn has become mainstream and so on.Here in the Philippines where divorce is not allowed, they are now opening the debate on it towards their main goal of gay marriage and abortion and eventually atheism and euthanasia. And everything that most offends God will be promoted.
    But the battle has been won! And God has encourage those that are faithful to Him with that victory.Then don’t lost heart but let’s fight this battle with God and for God!

  • Therese

    THank you Father for having the courage to speak the truth.
    I pray for more priests to do so.
    Marriage has been weakened, and its security destroyed by the many who do not keep their vows. divorce is a plague upon society.
    Christian marriage used to be understood by all to be about the procreation of children, a life long commitment to love and be faithful to the other ,a self-less giving .both in good times as well as bad.
    Now even many catholics/ christians think it is only about the ‘feelings’ of romance. once those are not felt, or difficulties arise the dissatisfied spouse abandons the marriage and often the children. In my experience too many clergy are then silent, and in fact may then encourage the abandoning spouse to seek a divorce and annulment so they can go on to another marriage often with the person they committed adultery with. How can the church tell same sex people to not demand what we have already destroyed marriage to be simply about- passing feelings that can come and go.
    The church needs to stand up for what marriage is. a life long permanent union of one man and one woman, committed for good or bad, for life, open to life.
    anything else is not marriage

  • Di

    God Bless you Father for speaking the “Truth”. I pray that you always stand in the “Truth” no matter the cost. If only more priests would stand together. I will keep praying for you all.
    Si vis pacem para bellum!
    If you wish for peace prepare for war!
    “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes ….and against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”
    ~Ephesians 10-12.
    “Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good.”
    ~ Pope Leo XIII (Sapientae Christianae, No. 14, encyclical, 1890)
    Catholics were born for combat. ~Pope Leo XIII, (Rerum Novarum)

  • SR

    In unison with you. How long will our precious Lord Jesus put up with our defying Him and His truth. Your last statement is what more of us should state to those who see all this ungodliness as godly.

  • TG

    Father, I totally agree with you. You made me laugh with the last comment. If only more priests would talk about it on homilites. We’ve had many readings this past month when the opportunity to talk about marriage between a man and a woman would have been appropriate.