The legalization of gay marriage in the USA really did a good job of bringing out the worst in a lot of Christian believers. As my friends over at the Bitchspot Report have said multiple times America is amazingly still standing after the decision, despite all the prophetic messages of doom and hellfire from the pulpit. Interestingly, when gay marriage was getting legalized in South Africa the same doom was getting preached there and 10 years later the country has not descended into gay Gestapo camps. The worst part about these rabid Christians and their stance on marriage is that they support their homophobia using the Bible and what it says about marriage.
So, what does the Bible say about marriage?
Firstly, marriage is not legislated as being between only man and women as much as they would like you to believe. It very clearly states in the Bible that polygamy is acceptable.
2 Samuel 12:7-8 "Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel,
and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; And I gave thee thy
master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom," As such, if you support bibilical marriage you also support polygamy.
Secondly, if a women has a slave then you are allowed to have sex with her slave and in essence be married to her again in a polygamous way. After all Abraham banged Haga, who was Sarai's slave and God was adamant that this was okay.
Genesis 16:9 "And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her
hands." As such if you support biblical marriage you support polygamy and slavery.
Lastly, its okay to have sex with concubines even if you are not married to them. This comes form the story of David and Absalom, where Absalom had a whole lot of sex with daddy's non-wives.
2 Samuel 16:22 "So they spread Absalom
a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's
concubines in the sight of all Israel." Now a concubine can be many things, but basically she is a mistress. As such if you support biblical marriage you support multiple sex partners who you are not married too. Now, if that does not make sense its okay as the Bible does not make sense.
So in a nutshell, if you do not support gay marriage as it is not biblical then what do you support? You support the idea of multiple sex partners who may or not be married to you while at the same time supporting slavery. I am not sure about you, but in most civilized countries people would think you are very disturbed person if you embraced slavery never mind making someone marry their own rapist (Deuteronomy 22: 23-30).