First and foremost let me state that God loves us all the same no matter what social-economic, ethnic background or sexual choice. He loves us unconditionally. He views everyone as unique with value and dignity.
With that said and with our spiritual eyes opened, we need to stop some of the popular social sins that cause our society to be separated from our Eternal Father and His desire to bless us. Political correctness causes us to be tricked into using language like the "right of a woman to choose." Abortion is in most cases the unjustified taking of God's created life. It is a very serious sin.
Similarly, we have "evolved" into the use of language concerning gay and lesbian union as marriage equality.
I think if we are going to go down that road we need to understand what marriage is and who gets to determine what it is. If it is going to be viewed as a sacred covenant, and it must, then the definition of sacred covenant must be adhered to.
We don't get to change God's standard. The standard God set for marriage is between one man and one woman.
Sacred covenant means the union is set apart for God's plan with Him involved as a partner in the covenant agreement or unbreakable holy trust. The wisdom is in turning back to God in order to receive the best of blessings that He has for us. I know of other area pastors who embrace the opportunity to serve as ministers to those who choose the gay and lesbian lifestyle. I/we look forward to sharing God's unconditional love as we work through the problems that keep us from the Lord's very best for us together.
I have had the opportunity in my life and through my travels to know a pair of identical twins. (As an identical twin myself I take personal interest in twins and their narratives). One twin is straight and the other gay. Now if identical twins are born of one fertilized egg split in two, then the pair have the exact same DNA code. This tells me logically that one cannot be born that gay. There are other factors that lead to a person making a choice to be gay, genetics isn't one of them.
There is an old saying among church folk "God can't bless our mess." When we as a society enact legislation that conflicts and is in disobedience to God's word, then collectively we stand in risk of God's wrath. I would ask all of our legislators to get complete understanding as to God's position before voting in favor of changing God's standard.
I would love to witness New Jersey follow the ideology of our founding father Rev. John Witherspoon who scholars believe is responsible for the phrase in the Declaration of Independence "with a firm Reliance on the protection of Divine Providence." Witherspoon would have understood perfectly the need for society to adhere to God's word so that God can offer us His very best blessings.
I pray that when confronted with the issue, our legislators will not only hear the voice of the people, but the voices of our founders and most importantly the voice of our Lord God. I would also add that as this very real and important debate continues, that justices do not violate the wisdom in separation of powers and do not legislate from the bench.