As Adam Liptak of The Times reported , Phillips is a Christian and believes that the Bible teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman. Craig and Mullins were understandably upset. In a just society people are not discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. At this point, Craig and Mullins had two possible courses of action, the neighborly and the legal. The neighborly course would have been to use this situation as a community-building moment. That means understanding the concrete circumstance they were in.
Same-sex marriage in Alabama
Same-sex marriage in Alabama - Wikipedia
LGBT rights have come a long way in recent years. In , the US Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional and the Republic of Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote following a country-wide referendum. However, while stigma against LGBT communities is certainly lessening in some countries, many states continue to criminalise same-sex sexual contact under the threat of imprisonment or even death. In a total of 74 countries, same-sex sexual contact is a criminal offence. In 13 countries, being gay or bisexual is punishable by death.
What does the Bible say about? Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
It is clear, however, that the Bible condemns homosexuality as an immoral and unnatural sin. Leviticus identifies homosexual sex as an abomination, a detestable sin. Every mention of marriage in the Bible refers to the union of a male and a female.