The Gay Marriage Debate

The pro-gay supporters are pushing hard all across the nation and around the world for governments to legalize and recognize gay marriages. These pro-gay supporters also attack those who oppose them by using inflammatory terms in an attempt to appear that they only want to be treated fairly. They label their opponents as homophobes. They try to make it a civil rights issue and group themselves with people who are discriminated against because of skin color or gender. Our senators and representatives say they don’t have good reasons why they should vote for the federal marriage amendment. Are the gays being treated unfairly? Is it a civil rights issue? Can we give our politicians good reasons for voting for the marriage amendment?

What God says

We should not pass any laws that are contrary to God’s word.First and foremost, any decision should be made with God in mind. We should not pass any laws that are contrary to God’s word. Some may argue the separation of church and state and that we should leave God out of it, but God’s laws were the foundation on which this country was built. We should seek to please God in all things so he will bless our lives, our homes, and our country.

Old Testament

Genesis 1:27 (KJV) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 2:24 (KJV) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Leviticus 18:22 (KJV) Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Leviticus 20:13 (KJV) If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

New Testament

Matthew 19:4-5 (KJV) And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they twain shall be one flesh?

Importance of male and female influence

If that man believes it is OK for two homosexual men to adopt and raise a child and that child would group up OK, he is saying that female influence is unimportant and unnecessary for proper child development. He just made all women unimportant and unnecessary except for child-bearing.If a man believes it is OK for two lesbians to adopt a child and that child would grow up OK, what he really is saying is that male influence is unimportant to a child’s development. He just made himself unimportant to the development of his own children. If that man believes it is OK for two homosexual men to adopt and raise a child and that child would group up OK, he is saying that female influence is unimportant and unnecessary for proper child development. He just made all women unimportant and unnecessary except for child-bearing. Having two daddies or two mommies is not the same as having one daddy and one mommy. The dad and mom complement each other and each brings important aspects to child development.

Results of same-sex marriage

Breakdown of homes

With the weakened importance of having both a male and female influence during child-rearing, homes will begin to break down. Many couples who are headed for divorce stay together “for the kids” because they realize the hard work involved in raising children and that the children need both a male and female influence. If we get to the place where we say child-rearing doesn’t really need a male influence and a female influence, then male-female marriages will break apart at an even faster rate. As the divorce count rises, more children will grow up in broken homes.

Increased incarceration

Between two-thirds and three-fourths of prison inmates grew up in homes that did not have a mother and a father. In some prison systems, that number is nearly ninety percent.

Increased terrorism

One reason the Islamic terrorists hate these United States so much is because of the decadence and immorality. If same-sex marriage was legalized, it would add fuel to the fire for them. Now, I am not saying they are justified in killing innocent people, but same-sex marriage will increase their hatred for us.

Results from other countries

Denmark

Gay marriage legalized in 1989. Now, 60 percent of firstborn children are born out of wedlock. In the 90’s, 25 percent increase in couples living together (less are getting married). The proponents for gay marriage say divorces have dropped. Of course they have. With fewer getting married, there are fewer who can get divorced. If they are just living together rather than being married, they just move out.

Norway

Legalized gay marriage in 1993. Out of wedlock birth rate rose from 39 to 50 percent.

Sweden

Legalized gay marriage in 1994. Lowest rate of marriage in recorded history in 1997. Out of wedlock birth rate rose from 47 to 55 percent.

Holland

Gay marriage legalized in 2000. Out of wedlock births have skyrocketed to 31 percent by 2003.

Leave it to the states to decide?

Some senators and representatives say a U.S. Constitutional amendment is not necessary and it should be left to the states. That is a cop-out. For an amendment to be put into place, two-thirds of the states have to ratify it.

The states are not being allowed to decide anyway. Courts are imposing their will rather than the will of the people. Mayors are creating anarchy by breaking the law and granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

If the constitutional amendment is passed, it will leave it up to the states rather than activist judges and rogue politicians.

By passing a federal marriage amendment, we will protect our children and our society.

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