An Inconvenient Truth: Mary’s Conception of Jesus Wasn’t Natural Either

One of the arguments of those who have a biblical objection to gay marriage equality is that heterosexual marriages are the only union that can produce children. Man and woman come together to rear the children that they would create biologically. What is oxymoronic about this argument is that the conception of Jesus in the Bible; the very foundation upon which some faiths are based, was anything but biological. Mary, a virgin, concieved Jesus not through the natural way, but through the Holy Spirit:

(34)Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? (35) And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. — Luke 1:34-35

(20)…the angel of the Lord appeared unto [Joseph] in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. — Matthew 1:20

Add to this that some believe that Mary retained her virginity in perpetuity. After the birth of Jesus there was no ‘knowing of man.’ Mary and Joseph’s marriage was a sexless marriage. There was no intercourse between Joseph and Mary and, therefore, no other natural siblings of Jesus.

If this is your belief system; if this is what you base your trips to your house of worship on; if this is your faith, how is it possible that you can agrue against gay marriage equality based on the assertion that marriages between people of the same gender do not produce children naturally and, therefore, do not deserve the status of marriage. Mary did not produce children naturally nor did she or Joseph attempt to in later efforts; if you are of the belief that Mary was continually a virgin up to and beyond the Assumption. You argue the point that marriage is about natural, biological children and yet, The Holy Family does not fit the argument that you are trying to present in support of the traditional family.

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