Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Is gay marriage allowed by the Torah?

NO! Absolutely not!

While Torah allows homosexual orientation and platonic relationships between two men, homosexual behavior is most certainly prohibited. Marriage implies sexual activity so since homosexuals are not allowed to engage in anything sexual, marriage would also be prohibited.

Here is how Torah defines marriage:
CLV Dt 24:1 When a man takes a wife and possesses her, and it comes to be that she should not find favor in his eyes, because he has found in her the nakedness of anything, then he would write for her a scroll of divorce, give it into her hand and send her away from his house.
As you can see, according to the Torah, marriage is a contract between a MAN AND A WOMAN! Had Torah allowed homosexual marriage, it would've been clear from the language. Unfortunately, this is not the case, so traditional definition of marriage is most certainly accurate according to the Torah.

So what two men who are in a platonic relationship can do? They can be partners and they most certainly are entitled to all benefits of married couples, but they CAN'T use the word marriage or get married.

Homosexual orientation, according to the Torah, is very close to the red line, this is why Torah does not encourage such behavior to begin with.

So partnership but definitely NOT MARRIAGE! 

P.S. In fact, as a straight man, I find gays who are trying to change the meaning of the word "marriage" very offensive. I think righteous homosexuals should never call themselves something they are not and they should respect straight people if they want respect in return.

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