Virginia Republican Representative Frank Wolf took to the House floor Tuesday in a pre-retirement rant regarding the Presbyterian church’s decision to allow same-sex marriage.
We recently reported that anti-gay bigot Bob Marshall intends to run in the upcoming race to succeed Wolf.
During the four minute speech, Wolf had the following to say about same-sex marriage:
“After several years of internal discussion and debate the assembly voted overwhelmingly to take a position which runs counter to the counsel of Scripture, which defines marriage as divinely inspired joining of one man and one woman.”
Arguing that the church has historically been “a bulwark against the cultural whims of the day,” Wolf went on to say:
“In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says, "Haven't you read...that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together let man not separate."
This passage, and others like it, remind me of Reverend Billy Graham's comment in the lead-up to the 2012 North Carolina ballot initiative regarding marriage, when he remarked, "The Bible is clear - God's definition of marriage is between a man and a woman."
Watch Wolf’s June 24 speech in full, AFTER THE JUMP...