The ABC Family show The Fosters has reportedly made TV history with the youngest same-sex kiss on the US screen. Two male characters, who portray 13-year-old seventh graders in the show, apparently kissed one another on a recent episode of the show, which also features a lesbian couple raising five biological, adopted, and foster kids. The media is praising the gay kiss as “setting a fantastic standard” and as a “more accurate representation of LGBTQ youth in entertainment.”
This is just another sign of the times we live in. Homosexual behavior is quickly becoming a norm on television as more and more shows celebrate and applaud it—and as these shows try to normalize such behaviors among our children. Our culture has completely rejected God’s Word as the foundation for its thinking and we are increasingly seeing everyone simply doing what is right in their own eyes (Judges 21:25). Sadly, the secular culture is doing a good job indoctrinating children into accepting its views of morality.
People are desperately seeking to have their sinful behavior be validated by others. Right now, we are especially seeing those in the media and others aggressively pushing for everyone to validate and celebrate homosexual behavior—regardless of whether or not they morally feel that it is right. But the culture should not be defining what is right and wrong for us. God has given us His Word, which gives us a firm foundation for morality. And according to God’s Word, marriage is for one man and one woman and homosexual behavior is sinful.
But it’s no surprise that our culture has rejected a biblical definition of marriage since it has rejected the Bible’s history and replaced it with evolutionary ideas. You see, according to an evolutionary worldview, marriage evolved just like everything else. And if marriage evolved, then we can make it whatever we want it to be. If you start with this foundation, then you can’t say that any sexual behaviors are wrong, including bestiality, polyamory, polygamy, or adultery. Sadly, we are seeing an increase in many of these behaviors as our culture drifts further from the authority of God’s Word.
But marriage did not evolve. Genesis is clear that marriage was created by God, and it was designed to be between one man and one woman for life (Genesis 1:27, 2:24). Jesus reaffirmed this when he was asked about divorce in the Gospels: “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’?” (Matthew 19:4–5) We do not have the ability to change marriage to be whatever we want it to be because it isn’t a man-made or government-made institution. It’s God’s creation and therefore only God has the right to define what it is and what it is not!
As Christians, we need to be bold in standing for the authority of God’s Word in a culture that is rapidly becoming more pagan each day. The only thing that can bring change to the culture is the gospel of Jesus Christ. We need to be bold in telling others about Christ and encouraging them to start their thinking with God’s Word.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.