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“Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that governments throughout the country should grant legal recognition to same-sex marriage. The court’s June 19 decision was based on the finding that procreation is not an essential purpose of marriage. The court found, on that basis, that all state laws restricting marriage to male-female couples were unconstitutional” (Catholic World News, June 22, 2015).
It is ironic that the historically Roman Catholic nation would conclude that “procreation is not an essential purpose for marriage” when God clearly created man and woman, commanded them to be joined to each other (Genesis 2:24) and to “be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth” (Genesis 1:28, KJV). Additionally, God commanded that a man and woman come together in marriage because “He seeks godly offspring” (Malachi 2:15). It is easy to dismiss procreation as “not an essential purpose for marriage” when the Bible is rejected and everyone does “whatever is right in his own eyes” (Deuteronomy 12:8). Mexico is just one more nation (with many to come) that has succumbed to international peer pressure, rejecting centuries-old biblical values in favor of personal choice. The sobering fact is that “God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap”—society and individuals will face consequences for these choices (Galatians 6:7).
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