Who is on God's side of the marriage debate?
March 26th, 2013
10:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Who is on God's side of the marriage debate?

Washington (CNN) - As the Supreme Court considers two major same-sex marriage cases that could change marriage in the United States, religious leaders on both sides of the debate believe they are on God's side of the contentious issue.

In the months leading up to this week's Supreme Court hearings, religious leaders from across the country have held prayer vigils and rallies for their respective causes.

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Filed under: Belief Blog • Faith • Same-sex marriage
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    You know. I think I'm going to let God decide which side He is on. It is for Him to judge ... and only Him.

    March 26, 2013 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  2. Applecore

    Wouldn't the better question be: Is this an issue God should waste his time on? Wouldn't Gods time be better spent helping the homeless, the hungry, or the sick? If this is an issue God pays attention to, then God needs to prioritize his/her time. Or could it be that the bible beaters need to reevaluate their priorities? Think first, then try to keep from making fools of yourselves.

    March 26, 2013 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  3. muchthunder..little rain

    you can not pick and choose what you want out of the bible... and there are plenty of false teachers.... ...thats why it look so stupid for sen. mccaskill to quote a verse from the bible...

    March 26, 2013 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  4. rs

    Fortunately, the Court is not there to argue for (or against) God. It is there to sort out the laws of the land. Because the GOP keeps passing hyper-partisan, social-issue laws (for their fanatical base), their laws on marriage, abortion, employment and more get challenged in the courts. The Supreme Court is the final arbiter on those laws.
    They reap what they sow.

    March 26, 2013 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  5. Wake up People!

    @Lynda/Minnesota.

    Exactly. Whatever happened to separation of church and state?

    March 26, 2013 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. jane

    All these hypocrites who are presuming to know what God thinks or wants (not out of belief, but to acquire and maintain power, money, etc.) are in for quite a shock at the Pearly Gates. Oh to be a fly on the cloud when God asks them what they were thinking.....

    March 26, 2013 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. ray johnson

    Is god's idea of a marriage between one man and one woman, or is just between any two people? In the bible it says that homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God. Been that way every since inception. Do any of you remember the story of Sodom and gomara? God made adam and eve, not adam and steve. O h yeah and how would the earth repopulate. Let the gay and lesbo's live their lifes as they choose. Stay the hell out of my life with it!

    March 26, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  8. Wow

    CNN has gone all out in the coverage of the same sex-marriage issue. It is a revealing insight into the priorities of the staff of CNN. Explains everything.

    March 26, 2013 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. Boo

    I'm pretty certain "God" DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THIS OR ANYTHING ELSE.

    March 26, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  10. rs

    ray johnson

    Is god's idea of a marriage between one man and one woman, or is just between any two people? In the bible it says that homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God. Been that way every since inception. Do any of you remember the story of Sodom and gomara? God made adam and eve, not adam and steve.
    __________________________________
    And this has what to do with America today? Perhaps this flies in a theocracy, but not here. Nice use of bumper-sticker quotes!

    March 26, 2013 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  11. Ed

    One would think an all powerful being would have more important things to worry about than which puny mortals love one another. How about the 25000 kids that die of starvation each day? It's interesting how the thoughts of gods always reflect the thoughts of their followers.

    March 26, 2013 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  12. Wow

    The agenda/reporting biases of CNN are as follows:

    Pro-abortion
    Pro-gay rights/same-sex marriage
    Anti-gun
    Pro-Democratic Party
    Anti-Republican Party
    Hypersensitivity to racial issues
    Pro-illegal immigration
    Pro-Obama
    Opposed to any reduction in federal spending
    In favor of tax increases at the local, state and federal levels

    Did I miss anything?

    March 26, 2013 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  13. Darryl

    All Americans have every right to religion. But they should NOT be forced to live by them as well. To force anyone to live by any religion is totally wrong. Same sex marriages will be finally be leagal across the untire U.S. and people will not be demonized any longer.

    March 26, 2013 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  14. Wow

    Dang it!

    How could I forget?

    Fanatical belief in climate change

    March 26, 2013 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  15. Rudy NYC

    ray johnson

    Is god's idea of a marriage between one man and one woman, or is just between any two people? In the bible it says that homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God.
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    This nation was founded to have a secular government. Separation of Church and State means "God" has no input. The Christian God may frown upon homosexuality, but there are other cultures in the world that do not.

    March 26, 2013 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  16. Pamla Tindall

    Why is this even an issue? Who is harmed by legally recognizing gay marriage? Xian say their god is offended...well if he is offended, I am sure he could handle the situation and doesn't need their help. Before he worries about who is doing what to who, he should be concentrating on the starving in this world, those who are victims of abuse, those who are suffering.....
    This process shouldn't even be necessary to legitimize two people who want to be afforded the same rights as everyone else.

    March 26, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  17. Rick McDaniel

    Marriage is not a religious issue, It is a legal issue. It is all about the legal rights and protections for married persons, vs. the lack of those same rights and protections for partners who are not married, but want to be.

    Religion has attempted to take marriage as something only they have authority over........which is simply ridiculous. Then it is one religion against another.

    This is the perfect example of what is WRONG with religion itself.

    March 26, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  18. plain&simple

    God is not a puppeteer...man makes the law on earth. When we die I believe we are judged by what's in our heart and our actions. Not by who we marry!!!

    March 26, 2013 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  19. Guest

    We know the dems didnt want god on their side so I have to conclude that god, a conservative, would want marriage to remain between a man and woman. After all, he didnt create Adam and Adam.....

    March 26, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  20. rs

    Rick McDaniel

    Marriage is not a religious issue, It is a legal issue. It is all about the legal rights and protections for married persons, vs. the lack of those same rights and protections for partners who are not married, but want to be.
    ______________
    Exactly!

    March 26, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  21. Wake up People!

    @Ray Johnson.

    The Bible also says, judge not lest ye be judged.
    He without sin cast the first stone.
    Thou shalt not bear false witness.
    Thou shalt not commit adultery.

    See the Bible says a lot of things, yet people keep doing them.

    March 26, 2013 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  22. Pete

    Well who do you think is supposidly on Gods side..It's your so called sanctumonious bible toting hypocrites like Mark Sanford,Newt Gingrich and John McCain and anyone that's supposidly saw God just recently at McDonalds taking their orders..Adulteres yesterday and holymen today and republicans just what is your flavor tommorrow something in the line of Michelle Bachmanns crazy old man to rant about..Republicans change their minds,rules like the weather in Florida just give it five minutes and it'll change again right!!

    March 26, 2013 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "I'm pretty certain "God" DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THIS OR ANYTHING ELSE."

    Indeed...but far be it from the undereducated to realize that most founding fathers were deists and believed precisely that.

    March 26, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |