An anti-abortion demonstrator holds a sign and a flower while cheering during a rally, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

March for Marriage Too

Today is the March for Life in Washington, D.C. It is the annual reminder of Roe vs. Wade on its anniversary date. Christians from around the United States gather in rain or snow and always cold weather to remind the world that killing children in America is legal and that must change.

It is a wonderful event and a real celebration of love and life. It brings Christians of all denominations and walks of life together and in the years that it has been done, the pro-life movement has seen the nation move toward their position.

The issue also raises a question that all politicians of all parties should be asked: when does human life begin?

I hope that Christians might also, this summer, march for marriage too and make that a new tradition.

The Bible tells us to be fruitful and multiply. It tells us that Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit, reflecting the indwelling of soul at conception — a soul that should not be stamped out.

But the Bible also tells us that God created mankind as male and female to complement each other in a marital union. Too many Christians, willing to march for babies, are unwilling to defend the institution in which God ordained those babies should be raised.

A March for Life is necessary and a powerful reminder of Christian support for the unborn. A march for marriage should be necessary because that issue also raises a question all politicians of both parties should be asked: which is dispensable, the mother or the father?

The children of two parent heterosexual nuclear households live in an institution ordained by the almighty that the zeitgeist of this world believes is dispensable. I hope Christians will, this summer, at a minimum devote the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage to sermon and prayer in defense of the first of God’s great institutions. That institution needs as much a defense as the children.

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Erick Erickson

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