We often get tripped up when someone tells us that Jesus did not speak on abortion or gay marriage, and therefore it is left up to the interpretation of believers to judge whether or not he was cool with it. The fact is he did not speak on either subject, but this does not mean he was neutral about them. As a matter of fact, a simple gander at the red text of the Scripture will help us determine that Jesus actually stands in staunch opposition to both abortion and gay marriage.
Consider Matthew 18:5-6. Jesus takes a child as an example of what we are to resemble in our Christian faith, we are to have the hunger for attention and love that a child has for our heavenly Father. But what is interesting is what Jesus then says in verse 6:
“but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
Forget about destroying their skulls in the womb, just lead children in the way of sin and it would be better if you were assassinated than if Jesus came face to face with you. If our King has such a problem with someone causing a believing child to sin, how do you think he feels about abortion?
Next, there is gay marriage, which he never explicitly stood against. However, he did stand strongly against divorce (Matt. 5:31-32), lust (Matt. 5:28), and in Matthew 19 verses 1 through 12 Jesus addresses divorce even more elaborately. He explains that in the beginning God made “male and female” and that the man shall leave his parents to cling to his wife. Jesus did not use the general term “spouse” as most liberal preachers today do, leaving wiggle room for the gender of the male counterpart. After he says man, he says wife.