I like Libertarians. I really do. We disagree about the details of most issues but for the most part we tend to agree. Every now and then however we violently disagree and usually it’s over something that to me seems as fundamental as Liberty, Freedom and Justice.
John Stossel over at Fox News has an opinion piece about gay marriage. His attitude is that if two members of the same sex want to get married who cares? Why does anyone need to worry about this? What exactly is the big deal, he questions.
While there are periphery issues about what to teach children in schools and whether organization can be made to accept such unions and how two members of the same sex can procreate without intrusive medical assistance and how do those parents model behavior of the opposite sex in order for said children to be given free will and choice concerning their own sexuality. Leaving those thorny issues alone for the moment, let’s harken back to the crux of this problem.
Why should the government change the definition of marriage? First off marriage was never the function of government. Marriage is a sacrament. It was conceived and executed by “religion” long before any government got involved. It had nothing to do with laws and everything to do with the best and most productive way to produce and rear children. Having two parents in the home has long been the cure for social ills that have always plagued society. When “the family” remains intact there are less problems with illegitimacy, adultery, and other sexual perversions as well as crime in general.
Imagine if you would a world in which men and women prefer same gender partners. Without the auspices of intrusive medical procedures the species would die out quickly. In the wild, animals that prefer to mate with their own gender essentially take themselves and their genes out of the pool, leaving the strong to survive. I’m sorry if that is offensive. It is not meant to be.
I personally don’t care what someone’s sexual proclivities are. I do care that educators are teaching my children and grandchildren that my beliefs and values are bigoted and backward. Of course I’m one of those moron (Mormons) who believe that not only did Adam and Eve exist, they did the things the Bible says they did. They were married and instructed their children to marry. That was why the Lord made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. This is the plan. It’s your choice whether or not you participate in it, “for God will force no man to heaven”.
If people today wish to have a relationship sanctioned by the “State” then they should do just that. Call it a civil contract, call it alternative family, call it Fred. Just don’t call it marriage.
As to answer your question, that John, is why gay marriage is not acceptable to most people, especially Christians. We don’t “hate” homosexuals, we do feel sorry for them. It is also very apparent that the behavior doesn’t just damage the individual it damages society as a whole and communities in specific……………..just ask any one who’s fled San Francisco due to the overbearing, intolerant gender warriors.
There are just some lines you shouldn’t cross.