There are a lot of Christians out there demonizing same sex marriage. I can't say that i blame them. But i do question their hypocrisy. Catholics, as a whole, believe that divorce is sinful. A divorced person cannot get married in the Catholic church unless they can prove that their first marriage was not sacramental. This is the annulment process.
The protestant religions however do not have a problem with divorce. I know from personal experience that the local Baptist church has many members that have been divorced and remarried. Why is it that these protestants will take a stand against same sex marriage but will not take a stand against divorce?
Since we know the Levitical laws where created to set apart the nation of Israel. It is not for the Gentiles to follow these rules, being a true believer in Jesus Christ fulfills the purpose of these laws. So we take the Old Testament out of the equation. Let's focus on just the New Testament:
“Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery."
"To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife."
"But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery."
"And if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife. To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
Mathew 5:17 states that he did not come to abolish the old laws but to fullfill them. Does this mean we should take the Old Testament out of the equation?
It's pretty clear that under the New Testament divorce is not an option. These Christians that are opposing gay marriage but embracing divorce are giving all of us a bad rap. I wish they would start following the whole New Testament and stop cherry picking.