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By Brandon Case
Brandon Case has spent the majority of his life living near the 99th Meridian, an imaginary line used for mapping purposes that circles the earth and runs through the North and South Poles.
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If you are offended by political incorrectness, 2012-style, then stop reading now.

With a few exceptions when God allowed plural marriage (check out the Old Testament)—perhaps to increase the population of his chosen people, the Israelites—marriage has been the exclusive domain of one man and one woman. Today, voters in a few states believe they can change what is a divinely-ordained institution. 

I have a stepdaughter who lives in one of those states, Washington. Washington voters recently approved a ballot measure which will allow same-sex marriage in their state. She, like many others of her generation, is excited and happy about this victory for “marriage equality.” Washington joins Maine and Maryland in publicly approving homosexual marriage this month.

Twenty years ago, gay marriage was not even on the radar. No one alive in 1992 could imagine that states would be legalizing what had always been seen as an aberration, perhaps only a San Francisco issue previously. Since then, gay marriage proponents have repeatedly forced their agenda upon an unsuspecting public in their effort to normalize a lifestyle choice that has been on the behavioral fringes of society for centuries. Their cause was certainly aided by our current president’s pronouncement last May in support of gay marriage.

Like many reading this, I have friends who I know are gay. I also have had heterosexual friends who have practiced things I know are wrong, for example, adultery. That doesn’t mean that our state or country needs to enact a law legalizing adultery just because it helps to fulfill a need not met by someone’s spouse.

My faith and essential belief in the Holy Bible and other books of scripture lead me to this conclusion: God does not want us to indulge in what is reprehensible to Him but rather wants us to repent of our sins and turn back to Him. That statement applies to all of us, heterosexual and homosexual alike. We all have room for improvement.

Out here in Kansas, I suspect that most oppose the idea of two persons of the same gender marrying. My prediction is that this issue will surface in the Sunflower State one day, perhaps with the added stipulation that if the state does not legalize same-sex marriage federal funds will be withheld. That is how Wyoming was forced to raise its drinking age to 21 in 1988, the last state to do so. If Wyoming did not raise the minimum drinking age at that time, federal highway dollars would have been withheld.

I know that my opinion is not a popular one in the world we live in today. Sometimes, you simply have to take a stand for what you consider to be the right. As Leo Tolstoy said, “Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.”

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