Evidently, in Michigan, it's against the law to marry gay and lesbian couples, but a pastor in Detroit is filing a lawsuit. As far as we know, Michigan is about the only state in America that punishes pastors for performing gay weddings. Of course, God has greater punishment, if we do not follow His Word. According to ChristianHeadlines.com, Rev. Neil Patrick Carrick, a former pastor at United Church of Christ, filed the lawsuit this week. The state law says that clergymen can be fined if found guilty of performing same-sex wedding ceremonies in their religious institutions. In the meantime, we will keep Rev. Neil Patrick Carrick in our prayers and pray that he seriously seeks God about his decision.
Biblical Scriptures against Homosexuality
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "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 nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
- Leviticus 18:22 - "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable."
- Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
- Romans 1:26-27 - "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.