Recent discussion of the subject of marriage is heightened by the Supreme Court's decision that baring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. What others choose as their lifestyle will have no affect on my life, except the offending of my sense of proper roles of marriage partners.
However, the reasons one chooses to select a marriage partner may rise to absurdity. At one time in history marriage partners were chosen by others, such as parents in some cases.
One example of basing a choice of a partner is the one expressed by Robin Green, the producer of the television series "Northern Exposure": "Happiness just wasn't part of the job description back then. You tried to find a helpmate to keep the cold wind and dogs at bay. Happiness just wasn't part of the equation. Survival was."
We all were born with sinful tendencies into a sinful world. How we react to those sinful urges and conduct our lives is the important issue.
As for me, I choose to seek forgiveness for any conduct that is not pleasing to God. I have never had any attraction to those who share the same sexual identity with me.
I would advise those who do to heed the admonition found in 1 Corinthians 6:9 "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards no slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." (NIV)
There are some things that don't fit in the natural occurrence of events. If a same sex couple are wed, at the end of the ceremony does the one who conducts the ceremony pronounce them spouse and spouse instead of husband and wife?
D. Merrill Adams