You may also want to view our articles concerning revisionist theology.

For further information on our perspective, we invite you to visit two other areas of our website, Sexuality and Understanding Homosexuality.

These versions are not based in the myth of marriage and all that entails: the monogamy, the children, the picket fence and the respectability.

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TL Mc Cormick does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Is same-sex marriage a valid option for gay and lesbian people?

If you have additional questions or would like to discuss your concerns at greater length with a member of our staff, we invite you to call Focus on the Family’s Counseling department.

Resources 101 Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage: 6 Things You Must Know About What’s Really at Stake The Gay Gospel?

We realize that not everyone shares our perspective.

Even within the ranks of professing Christians there are those who don’t believe that God’s Word and created order affirm heterosexual marriage as the one and only legitimate context for sexual expression.

We look at something that seems so right and interrogate it in a strange or odd way.

These voices are muted and their opinions struggle to emerge in popular discourses about same-sex marriage because they are incorrectly thrown into the homophobic pot.

A careful study of this stance shows that its adherents either discount the authority of Scripture or adopt interpretive methods that create the latitude to ignore or distort the plain and obvious meaning of its words.

In our opinion, the clarity of God’s truth on this matter remains unchanged in spite of hermeneutical methods designed to justify homosexual behavior.

As an evangelical Christian ministry committed to the authority of Scripture as the inspired Word of God, Focus on the Family believes that sex is given by God as an expression of love to be shared and enjoyed exclusively between a husband and wife.