Should a Christian witness a same-sex “marriage” as a wedding guest?

November 16th, 2010

A wedding guest pledges to support a bride and groom in their commitment to become one flesh in a permanent mating union. In a Christian wedding, the wedding guest prays for the success of the marriage.

Could Christians, in good conscience, pray for and pledge their support to a promise to perpetuate a homosexual relationship?

24 Responses to “Should a Christian witness a same-sex “marriage” as a wedding guest?”

  1. Emmy [Redux] says:

    The Bush twins did it. If they can be relatively open-minded despite their breeding, so can you.

    Desidani: Breeding just refers to biological reproduction, of any sort. I was taking a poke at their genetics in terms of their simple and closed-minded father, not calling them dogs.

  2. King James says:

    We should not approve of something God does not.

  3. Bobert says:

    No. Jesus said marriage is between a male and a female.

    Mat 19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
    Mat 19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
    Mat 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

    Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

  4. punch says:

    I think that should be a personal decision. Didn’t god say love the sinner but not the sin. Going to the wedding shows your love, not going says you only care about the sin.,

  5. tickled blue says:

    omg…get over yourself….if you really feel this way, I highly doubt any gay people would hang out with you or invite you to their weddings….so, problem solved.

  6. I Don't Scare Easily says:

    Believe it or not, not all Christians are homophobes. Your question seems to assume they are.

  7. Charlie D says:

    typical christians – you try to convert it or reject it but never accept it. story of your whole damn religion. if you even have to question this you’re not even good enough to lick the ground they walk on.

  8. † Gabriel † says:

    “permanent mating union”

    Kinda hard to pray for such a union between gays, isn’t it? I’d pray that they truly come to understand what it means to be a Christian, but I couldn’t bring myself to pray for the sanctity of their marriage.

  9. DesiDani(Temporary) says:

    Despite their breeding? I thought the Bush twins were humans and not dogs. Nice, real nice.

  10. Prairie Princess says:

    No, not a real born-again Christian.

  11. bunny l says:

    yes if those ppl are ur friends and u care about them why should it matter.

  12. TJ says:

    If you are Catholic, then no.

    Having said that, if they were good friends I might go to the reception. I’m not sure if that’s the right answer, but like I said, if they were good friends, I’d do it.

  13. Midnight Crier says:

    Not me. I would politely decline, and then pray for them to repent, and come to a saving relationship with Christ.

  14. Linda J says:

    If they have been good friends and have been invited, I’d say pray first and know what God is telling you to do.

    Then if He says go ahead, then go and hope them as a couple the best.
    Pray they’re eyes will be open and that both come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

  15. Dancing Witch says:

    If that Christian cares about the the two individuals who are getting married, yes. If it is a union of two consenting adults who are in love with each other, what is the problem?

  16. Angeltress says:

    No.
    No Christian would do such a thing, looking forward, as we do, to being at the Wedding Supper with Jesus Christ Himself…

  17. Nicole P says:

    I don’t think a person being christian or not whatever denomination they are should stand for this wedding if they believe what the bible says.It would be like putting your approval on something you may feel is wrong.I wouldn’t stand up for anything I don’t agree with.There is nothing wrong with still loving the people or associating yourself with them.But I would not stand up to show support of something I feel God is apposed to.

  18. Barbara E from Houston Texas says:

    By “witness,” I assume you mean “attend,” and I say, “yes,” and here’s why.

    Let’s say my best friend’s son decided to marry his homosexual lover. My friend is a Christian, and doesn’t approve of the marriage, but she does love her son, and will attend because of her love. She has made her objections known, and she knows there is nothing she can do to change the situation.

    The son invites me, as his mother’s good friend, perhaps I have known him a long time, perhaps not. I can attend, and buy a gift, and eat and drink and socialize, because it means:

    1. The mother of the groom is my friend, and I am there to be with her, and
    2. I also love her son and his “lover”/spouse, as souls for whom Christ died, even though I am absolutely sure they are practicing sin, even the most serious kind of sin.

  19. canada4ever444 says:

    no, it would be highly inappropriate – like having nazis at a jewish wedding.

  20. Bruce says:

    No, absolutely not. A same-sex “marriage” is a pledge by two homosexuals to continue a relationship of sexual immorality for life. A same-sex “marriage” is not a marriage at all, because a marriage is a permanent mating relationship of a man and a woman.

    The unanimous verdict of 4000 years of Judaism and Christianity condemns homosexuality as gravely sinful.

    Gen 2:18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” That helper was Eve, the prototypical woman.

    Gen 2:24 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” God designed marriage as the permanent physical union of a man and a woman. Jesus affirmed this teaching in Matt 19:6.

    Gen. 19:24-28. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed as punishment for the sin of homosexuality. 2 Pet 2:6-10 and Jude 7 teach that the sin of Sodom is homosexuality rather than inhospitality.

    Lev 18:22: “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.” Verse 29 continues, “Everyone who does any of these detestable things—such persons must be cut off from their people.” This indicates the seriousness of homosexual sin: It separates a person from God.

    Rom 1:26-27: Paul explains that both lesbianism and male homosexuality reject God’s design. In 1 Cor 6:9 and I Tim 1:10, Paul says that unrepentant homosexuals will not make heaven. It is that serious.

    No Christian could endorse a permanent commitment to serious sin by attending a parody and mockery of a marriage.

    Cheers,
    Bruce

  21. hypersquirrel says:

    A real Christian should have no problem. A real Christian should be respectful and hope the two people are happy. Love is love.

  22. Cody G says:

    No because same sex marriage is wrong and here’s why:

    1) Being gay or lesbian is not natural. People always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, liposuction and air conditioning.

    2) Same sex marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

    3) Legalizing same sex marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

    4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

    5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if same sex marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Briteny Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

    6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children.

    7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

    8) Same sex marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.

    9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

    10) Same sex marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven’t adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans…

    Did I expose anyone’s hatred here??

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