Our Supreme Court has now made same sex marriage legal, but is it moral? Is it what God designed for marriage? I am not surprised about what has transpired nor do I feel my moral compass has changed by this ruling. I have come to understand that “legal does not mean moral.”
What makes anything “legal” or “illegal?” An appointed group of people that make up the Supreme Court are officially given the role of choosing what is moral and immoral. Think about how many times our government and others throughout history have made decisions for nations around morality. In the early years of our country’s formation we legalized slavery. Bestiality is currently legal in many states. Marijuana is legal in some states. And in other states it’s legal to marry a cousin. What makes any of these legal laws moral? What reference point do they use outside of themselves to make these ethical choices for culture?
I would imagine that if we looked across the globe at a variety of governments, we would be morally disturbed at what is legal and not legal. If we surveyed history we would be horrified at the “morality” that was legal. Legal does not equal moral.
I love our country and believe people do have the right to choose how they want to live. Our government has never been the consistent moral compass for our country and morality has never been a democracy.
How do we know what is moral? We cannot believe that morality is found and discovered through government. We must look for a source outside of ourselves to know what is moral. No one is perfect and all have flaws that distort our views on life and truth. May we begin the journey of seeking the source of morality and our identity from the one that created us and created marriage.
1 Corinthians 1.25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.