By publishing this article I’m taking the chance of being called ignorant and intolerant by the new thinking of many of our society. But I must speak out or I could not live with myself promoting by my silence an abomination to God. In writing this opinion piece I’m not motivated by anything other than my moral and religious values. These are values shared by most god fearing people around the world. As a catholic my set of values compels me to oppose the homosexual lifestyle and most particularly to oppose same sex marriage. In our modern society this would cast me as a racist and intolerant monster of some kind. Our new society seems bent upon embracing an everything goes lifestyle. I hope to prove that homosexual marriage is in fact not only immoral but against natural laws for mankind. As a catholic I also must say in the spirit of reconciliation that I would never discriminate against a gay person. Having said that I also won’t be forced to recognize their unnatural lifestyle.
First and foremost is that same sex marriage is by definition not marriage.
Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been between a man and a woman which is by nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children. Those who promote same-sex “marriage” propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the natural biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women. It also denies the primary purpose of marriage which is the perpetuation of the human race and the raising of children. Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It is a relationship rooted in human nature and governed by natural law. In reason, man can perceive what is morally good or bad for him. Any situation which institutionalizes the circumvention of the purpose of the sexual act violates natural law and the objective norm of morality.
The children’s best interests are that they be raised with the influence of his natural father and mother. This rule is confirmed by the evident difficulties faced by the many children who are orphans or are raised by a single parent, a relative, or a foster parent. The child of a same-sex “marriage” will always be deprived of either his natural mother or father. He will necessarily be raised by one party who has no blood relationship with him. He will always be deprived of either a mother or a father role model. In this way same sex “marriage” ignores a child’s best interests. In the name of the “family,” same-sex “marriage” serves to validate not only such unions but the whole homosexual lifestyle in all its bisexual and transgender variants. This becomes consecutively morally reprehensible to most.
Legal recognition of same-sex “marriage” would necessarily obscure certain basic moral values, devalue traditional marriage, and weaken public morality.
Homosexual activists argue that same-sex “marriage” is a civil rights issue similar to the struggle for racial equality. This is false and ludicrous on its face.
A man and a woman wanting to marry may be different in their being; one may be black, the other white; one rich, the other poor; or one tall, the other short. None of these differences are obstacles to marriage. The two individuals are still man and woman, and thus the requirements of nature are respected. Two individuals of the same sex, regardless of their race, wealth, stature or fame will never be able to marry because of a biological impossibility. There is simply no analogy between the interracial marriage of a man and a woman and the “marriage” between two individuals of the same sex.
Traditional marriage fosters an environment that promotes the perpetuation of humanity. On the contrary, same-sex “marriage” is by nature sterile. If the “spouses” want a child, they must circumvent nature by artificial means or employ surrogates. The natural tendency of such a union is not to create families. Therefore, we cannot call a same-sex union marriage and give it the benefits of true marriage. One of the main reasons why the State bestows numerous benefits on marriage is that by its nature marriage provides the normal conditions for a stable and moral atmosphere that is beneficial to the upbringing of children. Homosexual “marriage” objectively speaking, is the personal gratification of two individuals whose union is sterile by nature. It is not entitled, therefore, to the protection the State extends to true marriage. By legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the State becomes its official and active promoter. The State calls on public officials to officiate at the new civil ceremony, orders public schools to teach its acceptability to children, and punishes any state employee who expresses disapproval. In the private sector, objecting parents will see their children exposed more than ever to this new morality. Society at large is forced to agree to accept same-sex couples as married without regard to our moral and religious imperatives. In effect the State expects Christians and all people of good will to betray their consciences by condoning, through silence or act, an attack on the natural order and Christian morality.
If homosexual “marriage” is universally accepted as the present step in sexual “freedom,” what logical arguments can be used to stop the next steps of incest, pedophilia, bestiality, and other forms of unnatural behavior? Indeed, radical elements of certain “avant garde” subcultures are already advocating such aberrations. The gay movement is not a civil rights movement, not even a sexual liberation movement, but a moral revolution aimed at changing people’s view of homosexuality. It’s offensive to God and violates the natural moral order established by God. Marriage is not created by government rather it is established by God as we learn in biblical teachings starting from Adam and Eve and Genesis. The bible also teaches that God punished Sodom and Gomorrah for the sin of homosexuality. The Lord rained down sulphurous fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah. So it is with great respect and love for all of my fellow men and women that I must say no to same sex marriage not out of hate or oppression. Rather my position against same sex marriage is based upon moral, religious and natural laws of mankind.