During the past couple weeks, I have watched Rep. Maureen Walsh's pro-gay marriage television ad several times.
I am very sympathetic to the loss of her husband of 23 years. However, I do have issues with some of the statements made within this commercial.
First, I question Rep. Walsh's statement that "we're all God's children." Since she did refer to God (and I also believe in God), I will base my comments on the authority of God's word, the Bible.
The Bible states we are God's creation; however, not all of God's created beings are "God's children." John 1:12 states, "To all who received Him (Jesus), to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God." Also refer to 1 John 2:28-3:10 and Romans 8:12-17. If you deny that principle, and still consider everyone as "God's children," then the question becomes: Why are the children not obedient to the Father?
The Bible continually speaks against disobedient behavior and the subsequent judgment. Specifically, homosexual (gay) behavior and lifestyle is abhorred by God in the Bible -- see Genesis 19 and Romans 1. The Bible also specifically states in the record of the creation of man and woman in Genesis 2:24, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." There are other similar teachings in the Bible. It has clearly been defined! We do not need to redefine marriage!
Secondly, Rep. Walsh states, "Who am I to pass judgment on others?" This would imply that we should not judge anyone's choices and we should accept their behavioral lifestyle choices.
If we carry this philosophy further, then we should accept any individual's actions and behaviors as allowable. Should we judge the thief, the rapist, the pedophile or the murderer for their actions, behaviors or lifestyles? It is important that within our state that we need strong moral standards to guide our choices and decisions.
It is also important that we have strong leadership in our government to enact and enforce those standards. Individuals have choices to make whether they desire to live within these guidelines or not. My concern is we elect individuals of strong character and leadership to represent us well politically at all levels of government.
The choices are ours during this November election. Be sure to vote for high moral standards and individuals who will represent us well.