Skip to comments.Why “Gay Marriage” is Not Inevitable
Posted on 12/30/2012 6:21:47 PM PST by DBeers
Election Day was a drubbing for marriage. The ballot initiatives to protect marriage lost by over 4% in Maine, Minnesota, Washington State, and Maryland. Those who support same-sex marriage reportedly spent over $33 million, while those who defend marriage spent just over $10 million.
Many friends have said that same-sex marriage is inevitable. It is not. I have confidence that fence-sitters will enter the fray in support of traditional marriage. As we continue to debate this issue, three important forces can shift the outcome in favor of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Consider first, public opinion; second, the methods and the message of LGBT activists; and third, reality.
Public Opinion Gives Marriage a Fighting Chance The American public offers differing levels of assent to same-sex marriage, depending on how the survey questions are worded. Psychologically, it matters how questions are asked.
Consider these facts:
1. Data from the New Family Structures Study (NFSS) shows 24% of the young-adult population on the fence, saying theyre not sure when asked whether it should be legal for gays and lesbians to marry in America. Theres more support than antagonism, but not a majority on either side, given the nearly one-quarter who remain on the sidelines.
2. A national post-election survey conducted on Election Day by The Polling Company, Inc., showed that 60% of American voters agree that marriage is between one man and one woman, while only 34% disagree. Another poll two months earlier showed that 57% were in agreement.
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Uh, if they're "fence-sitters" at this point, they've shown themselves pretty much as lobotomized zombies, or they're stuck on the barbed wire. They probably will stay there permanently.
That's not the point. The goal is to disparage real marriage, whether homos partake of it or not.
Gay Marriage will be left as a state issue. What a concept....conservatives should be very happy about that. 10th Amendment in action. Hopefully only blue states will have the evil. I do not want it a federal law ever.
True conservatives realize there are certain things self evident and inalienable that do not come from government -federal or state.
Morally devoid or morally ambiguous RINOs or Libertarians may be very happy with the absurd novelty of homosexual sex couplings; however, we will have to agree to disagree as to what true conservatives will be very happy about. There is that which the Creator established and endowed us with that neither the federal nor the states have the authority to and can legitimately encroach upon, change, or redefine.
I am not happy about it, but I am pissed that abortion was forced on us federally instead of the states deciding....we would have fewer abortions if done this way....but you obviously are not a conservative by any stretch of the imagination. Your would rather have full abortion and gay marriage forced on us through federal law. What a putz!!!!
My memory is quite good and I remember 'debating' you many times in the past on such topics as this. It is a pity for you that you have only the ability to call me names since FR will not tolerate the leftist propaganda you wish you could promote freely.
States rights? ROTFLMAO!!!!
That is not true....we have had many “debates” and I don’t call you names normally....however when you bash the 10th Amendment and state’s rights, I have a problem with that. Anyway, I will try in 2013 to debate without personal attacks. That is my goal and hope I can do it! I feel lucky that this happened New Year’s Eve so I can make this hopeful promise. Happy New Year!!!!