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Two Women Wed

Posted by thelamp on October 18, 2006

A group of about 50 people gathered on Sunday, Oct. 8 for a wedding ceremony at Capron Park in Attleboro, Mass. The ceremony was for two brides: 45-year-old Wendy Becker and 46-year-old Mary Norton, both of Providence, R.I. This is yet another example of why America needs a constitutional amendment protecting marriage.

Most Americans – not just evangelical Christians – want marriage defined as a union between one man and one woman. They’ve said as much loudly and clearly.

“The words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ are losing their meaning,” said Pastor Rod Parsley, author of the bestselling book, Silent No More. “God defined marriage in His Word. He didn’t ask judges in black robes or two percent of Americans for a new definition.”

The most recent abominable union in Massachusetts was made possible by a court decision and a governor’s unwillingness to challenge that ruling. In 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court proclaimed that same-sex marriages were legal there. Consequently, gay couples have been flocking to the New England state for the past three years.

Initially, officials refused to issue a marriage license to the women. Another judge continued the assault on the sanctity of marriage by ruling that the pair has the right to get married in Massachusetts. Why? According to the judge, simply because Rhode Island does not have a law against it.

The governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, has said he doesn’t want his state to become the Las Vegas of same-sex marriage. Yet he didn’t challenge the latest same-sex marriage victory. Instead, he relented rather than further burden Massachusetts courts with an issue that should be decided in Rhode Island.

More gay couples are sure to test the waters.

One of the brides insisted that she and her new wife are not impacting anybody else’s relationships. That’s not true. The two women are raising a family. They have a 3-year-old son, who served as the ring bearer. Their 6-year-old daughter was the flower girl. What could be further from the family structure God designed? This is precisely why the Center for Moral Clarity has been working diligently to defeat the legalization of same-sex marriage, which unequivocally defies God’s law.

“A federal marriage amendment is absolutely essential to prevent a handful of judges from damaging our family structure beyond repair,” added Parsley. “It is clear that we must continue an assertive strategy to protect marriage and society as we know it.”


One Response to “Two Women Wed”

  1. Joanne said

    As christians, surely you could spend your time doing more constructive things, instead of investing so much time and anger into the issue of homosexual marriage. Whether you approve or not, homosexuality is alive and well and is not going anywere, meaning gay people will continue to fight for their rights until they have the same rights as everyone else.

    Luckily for me, I don’t live in the USA, but rather South Africa, where the marraige act will be amended in December to include marraige as a UNION between 2 persons rather than only a man and a women. We have one of the most free constitions in the world. VIVA THE RAINBOW NATION!

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