Skip to comments.Same Sex Marriage: We're Playing Chess, Not Checkers
Posted on 03/28/2013 8:53:28 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
In our sometimes misguided efforts to expand our freedom, selfish adults have systematically dismantled that which is most precious to children as they grow and develop. Thats why I am now speaking out against same-sex marriage....
This isnt the first time our society has undefined marriage. No-fault divorce, instituted all across our country, sounded like a good idea at the time. Its unintended consequence was that it changed forever the definition of marriage from a permanent relationship between spouses to a temporary one. Sadly, children became collateral damage in the selfish pursuits of adults.
Same-sex marriage will do the same, depriving children of their right to either a mom or a dad. This is not a small deal. Children are being reduced to chattel-like sources of fulfillment. On one side, their family tree consists not of ancestors, but of a small army of anonymous surrogates, donors, and attorneys who pinch-hit for the absent gender in genderless marriages. Gays and lesbians demand that they have a right to have children to complete their sense of personal fulfillment, and in so doing, are trumping the right that children have to both a mother and a fathera right that same-sex marriage tramples over.
The mantra I heard repeatedly in Minnesota was that marriage is about love, commitment, and responsibility. But these three things are not the states interests in marriage. Marriage, from the states perspective, is about kids. Period. Thats the reason the institution exists. We should tremble at and fear the notion of undoing it.
.... But for the sake of all children and those yet to be born, we need to slow down and seriously consider the unintended consequences of undefining marriage. Otherwise, we risk treating our progeny as expendable pawns, sacrificed in the name of self-fulfillment.
(Excerpt) Read more at thepublicdiscourse.com ...
Love is a good thing. Love is by definition a good thing.
I love my son, daughter, mother, father, pastor, worship leader, horse, dog, fox-hole buddy, neighbor, friend, and neighbor’s wife.
I love them all. This is good.
If I have sex with any of them, it is a perversion.
Don’t fall for the “love” argument.
And there is no government interest in recognizing people’s romantic same sex relationships.
There is no government interest in what we eat, but that doesn’t stop them from trying to control it.
As Dennis Prager has noted, we’re actually playing with fire (both with civilized society as well as with the Constitution).
I thought we wuz playing hide the salami...
Just give me the Cliff’s notes version. I clicked on the link and the study is more than I care to read.
Not only the full text of this excellent article, but also a raft of other excellent articles are on the page at the link.