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Marriage by the Book

Why gay marriage is an oxymoron.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
March 5, 2004

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Marriage by the Book_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Why Gay Marriage is an Oxymoron When the Lord created marriage,
it was clear He had a plan.
He designed a lifetime union
'tween a woman and a man.
He intended they'd have children.
That is why their bodies fit.
And this opposite attraction
was the world's survival kit.
Married man and married woman
is a universal norm,
though the ceremonies vary
as do licenses and forms.
Just ask Webster, he will tell you.
Marriage means a groom and bride.
That's inherent in its meaning.
There is nothing else implied.
It assumes that men and women
(anatomically distinct)
pledge commitment to be faithful
with a kiss and pen and ink.
Marriage is a holy calling.
It's a contract of two lives.
It's a legal binding promise
made by husbands and their wives.
It's a bond God sees as sacred.
It's a covenant of love.
It's a metaphor of Oneness
like the Trinity above.

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Everett Wilson from Chetek, WI writes:
March 5, 2004
This is the best, most succinct statement of the biblical view that I have seen. Expect to be quoted!

I have already made use of your poetic summary of the passion (with credit, of course.)

Jonathan Wilson from Chicago writes:
March 5, 2004
Like Father, like Son, I hope to print this poem and tack it to my office door. If you are interested I have a statement about Bush's proposed marriage amendment on the website of my church, www.forministry.com/60613ccc. Sincerely, Pastor Jonathan Wilson

Jody M from Chicago, IL writes:
January 25, 2012
Beautifully woven words holding up God's truth on the sanctity of marriage exclusively between a man and a woman- made clear in God's innerant Holy Word. Thanks Greg for sharing- will pass on this lovely poem on a highly debated issue.

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