While commenting on a Supreme Court case about a Christian baker who will not make wedding cakes for homosexual "marriages" because it violates his religious beliefs, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said he will not attend gay weddings because he stands on "biblical truth."
During his Dec. 4 radio show, Washington Watch, Perkins said, “I get the whole argument about love—‘we just need to show love.’ Sometimes expressing love is standing for truth, and I think we could lull people into a false sense of security by simply going along with what is culturally acceptable in some circles. And I personally wouldn’t go."
“Now, I’m not going to tell people across the board you shouldn’t go" to homosexual weddings, said Perkins. "I haven’t gone that far. I would tell people to be very prayerful about it."
"But I personally, it’s not something I could do," he said. "I don’t think it would be a good representation, people knowing very clearly my stand on biblical truth, and I think other Christians need to bear that in mind as well.”
In the New Testament, Jesus Christ makes its abundantly clear that marriage -- from the beginning -- is for one man and one woman.
In Matthew 19, it states, "The Pharisees also came to Him [Jesus], testing Him, and saying to Him, 'Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?' And He answered and said to them, 'Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?"
"So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
"They said to Him, 'Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?' He [Jesus] said to them, 'Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.'”
The Bible also clearly condemns homosexual behavior, but not the person who has homosexual tendencies.
As St. Paul writes in Romans, "Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
"Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual 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 shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
"Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.
"Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."