A proponent for traditional marriage says Christians in England are now among those who will be paying the price for the legalization of homosexual “marriage.”
Earlier this week, the British Parliament approved and Queen Elizabeth signed a bill legalizing same-gender marriage in a country where same-sex civil unions were already allowed. One Christian group in the U.K. believes the bill – and advocacy of the measure by Prime Minister David Cameron – put the Queen in a “compromising position” that may cause her to have to violate her coronation oath.
Peter LaBarbera heads the Illinois-based Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. He views England’s legalization of “gay marriage” as “just one more notch in the decline of the West.”
“You know, we now have the Queen okaying same-sex ‘marriage,’ and in the United States we have a number of states that are allowing it – and it's still not marriage,” he tells OneNewsNow. “But the reality is that the West is kicking God to the curb ... and it will suffer the consequences.”
LaBarbera points out that Great Britain is already on record as being pretty hostile to religion. And now that homosexual marriage is legal there, he predicts even more challenging times for those who profess Christ as Savior.
“Don't forget that when same-sex ‘marriage’ is legalized, businessmen end up having to support homosexual ‘marriages’ – and so there's not real freedom,” he shares. “They try to put some technicalities in there, but invariably it leads to people who do not support homosexuality funding and subsidizing these so-called marriages.”
He adds: “We have to remember that as Christians our loyalty is to God, and we must keep defending truth no matter what laws are passed.”
Two homosexual men who "married" in Canada and now live in Louisville, Kentucky, have filed a federal lawsuit to have their view of marriage recognized. People with traditional values, meanwhile, are looking for state leadership to defend against a challenge to the state's marriage laws.