The Fight for Natural Marriage Is Not Over!
Same Gender Marriage
I do not agree with same-sex marriage. All of my position is religious-based. If I negate religion, I see a problem with the unions naturally, but not politically. Since I do not and will not negate my beliefs, I see same-sex marriage as a bizarre and strange idea confused with the right to express one's self.
Many pundits of same gender marriage cite exceptions to the historical male/female relationships to justify homosexual relationships. The fact that there are exceptions to normal marriage in the past does not take away the fact that homosexual marriage is NOT normal.
How could I dare say that? Easy, let every first world nations suffer economic devastation and see how many overtly gay relationships thrive. Third-world nations do not have this type of push for sameness in marriage because it is impractical for family and community relationships. Starvation and daily survival takes away from the imagination of men to do that which is unseemly with other men or women.
Only in societies that are economically free can people explore sexuality. I think it is a good thing to have the freedom to explore human sexuality but not to the extent to change the order of society just because it makes some people feel badly. There are no dogs chasing people down or water-hoses with pressure enough to rip off the flesh directed towards people wanting to have same-gender unions recognized as marriage. This alone destroys the Gay Rights Movement's comparison to the Civil Rights Movement.
President Obama mused over the idea and he could not see any reason why same-gender marriage should be disallowed during his second presidential campaign. I can see no reason to eschew gay marriage either if I were in public office and I needed a boost in popularity for my presidential legacy.
Section one of the 14th Amendment states
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
- No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;
- nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
- nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Legally, any right or privilege given to a US citizen must be done so without prejudice under the law.
Just because the Supreme Court heard this appeal does not mean at some future date it will not be overturned by a constitutional amendment. Right now the issue is still young and may take up to ten years or it may stand as it is now.
Same Gender Marriage Will Not be the End of it.
The reason for not allowing same-gender marriage will come in two generations when the children raised in these times decide the next level to push. I would predict it will be legal for consensual sex between humans and animals.
We decided to allow same-sex marriage, we might as well stop discriminating against other forms of relationships. Why can not my best friend receive medical benefits under my plan at work? It would be discrimination to not allow it just because we are not married. Why can I not file taxes with my neighbor claiming two of my seven kids? It is not like I can get the credit for them. Our relationship is valid.
As a matter of fact, why is it against the law for a man to have more than one wife? It all stems from discrimination of a past religious practice of Mormons, people of my faith.
It is illegal to marry more than one wife and take care of them, but it is perfectly legal to spread the seed of irresponsible men around a community with dozens of women in uncommitted relationship!
American society much prefers illegitimate children to those born of polygamy. America would rather see two men get married than one man have two wives--for what reason?
If we throw out one baby and the bath water for marriage, how fair is it to keep the next baby and the dirty bath. It is supposed to be morally wrong for a man to marry a second woman with the woman's consent, but legally and morally wrong to say two men or women should not marry.
To me, and me alone, if men and women are allowed to marry in the same gender, I should be allowed to marry a husband in addition to my wife.
I could use a strong man around the house to do all the fixing and the hammering that I can not do. My wife might like to have two husbands and have some sexual intimacy variety!
You go too far people they say. My question would be why?
What would me being married to two other people do to the institution of marriage? I remember a scripture in Isaiah that says something to the effect of woe unto them that join house to house that there be no room for an inheritance in the land.
God commanded one man and one woman to marry. A man and a woman to marry. If religion is removed from the equation there is no reason to make any union illegal--then polygamy should return.
Should the Supreme Court have heard the Appeal and upheld the ban on Marriage in Utah?
God Is to Blame and His Laws do not Change!
We are quickly becoming secular in government and society.
Families do not go to church of any kind increasingly due to the free love movement with the Baby Boomers--another topic altogether. This free love brought with it great equalizing opportunities and acceptance of minorities such as myself, but it also destroyed the morality of America.
Everything that was once considered bad is now being rejected instead of the truly bad things. It is no longer taboo for a White male human to marry a Black female human. Well, what about a man marrying a man?
The philosophy is that love knows no limits, and it does not. I should be able to marry whom I love right? The answer without God is: who cares. Go for it with the pigeon if you want. It is your life. With God, there are standards.
It is not in the best interest of my nation to support same-gender marriage. I have seen the lack of commitment of heterosexuals in marriage. I choose not to support another group of people defiling marriage by making it about love only and not a responsibility to society. Heterosexuals are doing a bad enough job already without any help.
All great societies are built on the institution of marriage between a man and a woman. Marriage is so much more than self-serving love. It is about honor, family, the continuation of posterity and tradition. It is about safety and cross-community ties.
It is about leaving one family to take on the identity of another. Marriage was never meant to be a two-person experience. It was always meant to unite the community by blood to strengthen the ties. Same gender marriage partners cannot have blood connections. No matter how enlightened a society we call ourselves, blood connections have significant meaning in American society
I draw the line here. Unless God reveals it otherwise, which I do believe is possible since I believe in continuing revelation, I stand with what He has revealed so far. I stand in support of marriage between men and women, naturally born men and women--to be clear, also no transgender relationships.
A man is a man and will always be a man--it's in the DNA. He may be gay, but no amount of cutting and hormone replacements will make a born male into female. Vice versa for females.
That gives me no right to discriminate. I do not have to accept a lifestyle that is an abomination. I do not have to qualify it either.
I do not need to know what goes on in the bedroom. It makes no sense to make one's identifier that of a sexual act. If a person changes his or her gender, I do not need to know he or she mutilated him or herself for vanity. Gender confusion is just the new name for vanity.
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