American Family Association reminds Supreme Court whose idea marriage was ‘in the first place’

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Top half image of a full-page ad by the American Family Association warns the U.S. Supreme Court that  that “only God can define marriage.”

Top half image of a full-page ad by the American Family Association that warns the U.S. Supreme Court that “only God can define marriage.”

WASHINGTON — The American Family Association on Tuesday published a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post to remind U.S. Supreme Court justices that “only God can define marriage.”

Text of the ad includes:

Marriage was neither manmade nor created by any law or Constitution. It was God’s plan and purpose for civilization from the beginning. He created man and woman as distinctly separate but inherently compatible; each unique yet sexually complementary – providing both the means for and the ideal relationship within which to raise children from that union.

Before you now is a great question: Will you bend what God designed merely to suit the desires of man, knowing that you do so at the expense of children, perhaps even civilization itself? If you decide to affirm marriage as between one man and one woman, you breath life into the natural order and stand as an example to generations that will arise after your decision.

But if you decide differently, you are choosing a path that will put the state on a legal and administrative collision course with hundreds of millions of Americans from all religions and faith practices who believe only God can define marriage.

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Before you now is a great challenge: If your decision to resolve this matter forces same-sex marriage on America, you will have settled nothing. We urge the Court to adjudicate rightly that which is God’s alone to decide.

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The high court is scheduled to hear arguments next month in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in four states. A ruling, expected by June, could lead to nationwide marriage equality.

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