Lord Carey had written an article for the Daily Mail in which he stated that neither the State or the Church owned marriage.
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Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone in an article in today's Daily Telegraph has responded by saying that as marriage is owned by the people and not by the Church nor the State, the government could introduce same-sex marriages as a "change for the better".
See - Lynne Featherstone tells Church 'don't polarise gay marriage debate'
Having first made Adam God said:
From a rib out of Adam's side God made Adam an help meet. That help meet was a woman:
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man, Gen 2:22.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Marriage is said by God to be 'honourable', Heb 13:4:
All who defile this honourable institution will bring upon themselves the judgement of God. This is not the word of a Church, a cleric, a politician or any other earthly individual. It is the solemn pronouncement of Almighty God, the Judge of all the earth. The Scriptures clearly teach that God will judge those who defile this honourable institution.
Mere puny man will yet realise that they cannot contend with God and prosper. In speaking of God in this regard Job said: …who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? Job 9:4.
And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.