Israel records homosexual "marriage" for first time
Contact: Stacey Holliday, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126
Washington, Feb. 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- For the first time in history, Jerusalem has recorded the "marriage" of a homosexual couple. Binyamin and Avi Rose were "married" in Canada over the summer of 2006 and moved back to Israel where their marital status is now being recorded through the Interior Ministry's Population Registry. Israel's highest Court ruled in November that same-sex "marriages" that have been legally performed in foreign countries will now be included in Israel's records. Concerned Women for America (CWA) prays that the nation of Israel will embrace and defend the Biblical definition of one man, one woman marriage and not go down the slippery slope that seeks to destroy traditional marriage.
CWA's Policy Director of Cultural Issues Matt Barber said, "Christians, Jews and all people of faith from around the world will no doubt be saddened and shocked by this alarming development in Israel – as should anybody who recognizes the tremendous benefits conferred upon humanity by the institutions of legitimate marriage and family. It defies logic that the state of Israel would grant any official recognition to counterfeit 'same-sex marriage.'
"God 'made them male and female.' The Biblical model irrefutably defines marriage as between one man and one woman. It provides that all sexual relations are to occur within the bounds of marriage.
"But this is not just a spiritual issue. Even within secular society, marriage has, by definition, joined male to female since time immemorial. Unless the Israeli government reverses course here, it has now inexplicably capitulated to the radical and destructive redefinition of marriage," said Barber.
Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.