The Presidential Prayer Team is currently urging us to: "Pray for the President as he seeks wisdom on how to legally codify the definition of marriage. Pray that it will be according to biblical principles. In the face of forces insisting on deviant definitions of marriage, pray that God's word and His standards will be honored by our government."
Here, in support of the Prayer Team's admirable goals, is a suggestion as to the wording of a constitutional amendment which codifies marriage entirely in accordance with biblical principles:
Sec 1. Marriage in the United States shall consist of a union between one man and one or more women. (Gen29:17-28; II Sam.3:2-5).
Sec 2. Marriage shall not pre-empt a man's right to take concubines in addition to his wife or wives. (IISam. 5:13, I Kings 11:3; II Chron 11:21).
Sec 3. A Marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If she be not so, she shall be executed. (Deut.22:13-21)
Sec 4. Marriage between a believer and an infidel shall be forbidden. (Gen.24:3; Num.25:1-9; Ezra 9:12; Neh. 10:30).
Sec 5. Nothing in the Constitution of the United States, nor in its laws, nor in the constitution or laws of any of the several States shall be construed so as to permit divorce. (Deut.22:19; Mark 10:9).
Sec 6. If a married man dies without children, his brother shall marry his widow. If a man refuses to marry his brother's widow or deliberately does not give her children, he shall be fined one shoe and be otherwise punished in a manner to be determined by law. (Gen.38:6-10; Deut.25:5-10).
Sec 7. Amen