Polls suggest that Maryland residents support and oppose homosexual marriage in equal numbers. I would suggest this is inaccurate because the only poll that counts is God's.
God created marriage and in Genesis 2:23-24 it says that Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." In Leviticus 18:22, God said "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." Then in Leviticus 18:24 God said, "Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you."
Do not compare this to civil rights, religious rights or rights for the disabled. The practice of homosexuality is an abomination according to God's word. Gay marriage a matter of fairness? I don't think so! It is wrong because God's word says it is wrong. That includes the New Testament's Romans 1:23-32 which says that man on man sex and woman on woman sex is wrong. We can't vote in something that goes against God's word and expect His favor on this nation. Some homosexual people are the nicest people you would want to know. But their behavior with each other is fornication, according to the Bible. The word "conscience" is a biblical term meaning, "with knowledge." Your conscience is God's ability to help you to do the right thing whenever you use it properly.
Marriage is a sacred commitment and is already in the dumper in this country which mocks God with divorce rates of 60 to 70 percent — even in so-called Christian households. How much do you think it will be respected if you allow those who are unable to understand cleaving together as a sacred rite rather than an immoral act of fornication? If the bill before the Maryland General Assembly is passed then there will be no way that a man should not be able to marry his best friend Fido, or his mother-in-law or even a pedophile to marry a young boy or girl.
Martin O'Malley and his wife are willing to overlook God's word in their support of this abomination which is an insult to a God who has given them much in this life. Katie O'Malley has gone further by calling legislators God set in place in Prince Georges County and Baltimore cowards. You know what happens to people who do that? Have you met any Amorites or Jebusites lately? Injustice is putting through laws that go against the Constitution because you can. We have judges who think that way and some are being voted out because of this very same thought process.
With 3.5 Bibles in every home in the United States, there will be no excuse for going against the will of God. Remember that the path to hell is paved with supposedly good intentions. This is just one more attack on Christian faith in this state.