posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 05:29 PM
There is much debate in the UK just now about a proposal to allow “Gay marriage”, the thought behind it being that to forbid a homosexual couple
from marriage is to discriminate when a heterosexual couple can enter marriage. I for one am against this change, I am not particularly religious nor
do I have any problem with homosexual couples, some of my best friends are homosexual. I see this move as taking the rights of one group on society
and giving them precedence over another, it is a liberal paradox where by the rights of homosexuals are above that of religious groups.
Currently in the UK it is legal for homosexuals to enter into a civil partnership, this is not a religious ceremony it is a legal one I entirely agree
with this. However the institution of marriage in the UK is a religious one that is based on religious dogma, and not the word of government. For
government to impose their ideology of total liberalism upon religion, to force religion to change its values and tradition is tantamount to forced
religious discrimination it is a huge contradiction in their ideology. We see the same when it comes to another liberal buzz word “sexism” it is
“sexual discrimination” to forbid women bishops and as such the church mush change its way in the face of its tradition. Much like Sexism the
government is now imposing yet another change upon the church in the name of “discrimination” with their views on homosexuality.
This goes further than just an issue of marriage there is a wider social component to this. This institution of Marriage is in tatters, divorce is up
and the number of individuals entering into marriage is down. We also allow homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples when it comes
to adoption and even IVF and other means of having children. Where will this stop, what’s next will it be preventing discrimination against those
who wish to marry close relatives or will it be slowly lowering the age of sexual consent, it makes me worry for my children and my grandchildren.
What a contrast in time this is I now live compared to my parents’ generation. Homosexuals will soon be able to get married, have a couple of kids,
then go and get divorced and their kids can spend a couple of months in a young offenders institution then go on the Jeremy Kyle show and moan about
how the cause of their drug addiction is because of “dad and dad’s” divorce.
It is part of a wider problem in the UK, a conspiracy to further erode social values that I believe is directly the responsibly of the increasing
secularisation of our society and this liberal bigotry towards religious institutions. I am not homophobic I just want the government to stop telling
people how to practice their religion.
*EDIT* Just to highlight a point, currently homosexuals can enter into a civil partnership that provides them with the same rights as heterosexual
married couples. This is not about heterosexuals having more rights that homosexuals it’s about the state trying to force religious institutions to
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