posted on Aug, 14 2003 @ 08:26 PM
Personally, I'm against gay marriages. And I'd like to take a few moments to poke a few holes (no pun intended) in some of the pro-gay marriage
1.) I've heard the argument that "Since we tolerate violence and sex on tv, why can't we accept gay rights/mariages?" (This one or similar to it
has been used) The answer is, this argument is an easy way out. If that is a logical conclusion, then years from now or sooner, the same can be used
to justify just about anything including pedophilia, incest and beastiality. Don't say it won't happen, because you never know.
2.) As for gays adopting? Well, lets take a look at that. I have no doubt that gay couples can be loving parents, but there is more to raising
children than just love. (Yes, I am a parent) By nature, children are very curious and inquisitive, but aren't quite able to understand complicated
issues. How do you explain it to a child when they ask; "Why do I have two daddies/two mommies when all the other kids have one daddy and one
mommy?" And the answer "I'll explain it when your older" doesn't cut it. This could easily leave them confused. Or worse yet, many could grow up
believing that being gay is normal where being heterosexual is not. The possible result is a class or group of people who turn their anger or
frustration at another group they deem "not normal" meaning heterosexuals. I know that this has happened to gays: being hated for being different,
but do two wrongs make a right?
3.) About learning to be more tolerant, what has doing so ever produced? psychologists and therapists for years have told us that murderers, rapists
and pedophiles were once victims of various kinds of abuse and we should learn to be more tolerant of their situation. Child psychologists have told
us not to spank our children, and be more tolerant of their actions. And we are also told to be more tolerant of other nations' actions...even those
filled with hatred for others. What has all this tolerance gotten us? A higher crime rate, teenage gangs, children having children and terrorist acts
against the U.S. Now, I'm not saying to be completely intolerant of anything new, but we have to draw the line somewhere.
4.) I've heard that "If a gay couple kissing offends you...too bad, learn to accept it." How can that be justified in todays society? For years
activists groups have silenced millions just to please a few who are offended. If a group of people say something that offends someone else, it's
called harassment and the person who was offended gets their way. But, if someone is offended by a gay couple, they are told to just accept it. The
new American way....say one thing, do something else.
5.) Gay relationships vs. Heterosexual relationships: Some will argue that gay couples are less likely to divorce than straight couples, and overall
have better relationships than straight couples. It depends on how you look at it. Lets say that out of 10,000 straight couples, 4,000 will end in
divorce and 3,000 will be abusive relationships. That gives us a 40% divorce rate and 30% of the relationships are abusive. Considering that gays are
a minority (meaning less of them) the amount of seperations/divorces and abuse will certainly be lower. Being gay doesn't mean that the couples will
never break up, or one will never turn abusive to the other. By human nature they are just as prone to such things as straight couples are.
6.) Religious and biological: The bible does say: "Love thy neighbor" and "Judge not lest ye be judged" but, in the beginning (before the bible
was even written in any form) God made Adam and Eve....not Adam and Steve and did so for a reason. Or, if your an atheist look at the biological side.
Some say that being gay is a matter of choice, and some say it's not their choice but who they are. Well then why did nature create (or us evolve
into) 2 sexes? Nature doesn't create with options.
And here are a few closing points to end my sermon.
1.) When pro-gay people express their support for gay issues, they are tolerant, and are expressing freedom of choice.....but when anti-gay people
express their views, they are bigots, homophobic and "just don't understand". Why is that?
2.) Majority rules. That is the principle that this nation was founded on. Thats why we have elections. If the majority of Americans voted "no" to
gay marriages, then you have two options: One being accept the majority decision, or two continue to protest and by that reasoning all elections and
voting in the U.S. are null and void. If the majority voted "yes" then the same still applies.
3.) We cannot be fair to everyone. If straight people are offended by gays and gays want equal rights, who do you give in to? You obviously can't
give everyone what they want, so someone will be left out. (Which I might add takes you back to the "Majority rules" point above)
I don't hate anyone for who or what they are, but I have my beliefs, and I believe that being gay is immoral.