“Why would anyone oppose same-sex marriage?”
“How is same-sex marriage going to hurt anyone?”
In recent months, anyone publicly defending the time-honored definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman has had to anticipate being buffeted by questions like those above, as though the questions were rhetorical and had no satisfactory answers.
The answers, of course, have long been obvious to thoughtful people, but they’re now becoming apparent even to the glib, the gullible, and the gushingly sentimental, as well: these indoctrinated victims of decades of miseducation and media conditioning.
We can thank Houston Mayor Annise Parker for showing her true colors and giving away the game by initiating an intimidation campaign against local pastors. Abusing her own power and the power of the court, she had subpoenas served on several ministers, demanding that they turn over any sermons they’ve delivered mentioning the subject of homosexuality or her personally.
Never mind that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects freedom of speech and freedom of religion. That’s freedom of “religion,” not “worship,” as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and other devious Democrats more narrowly characterize it.
The campaign for same-sex marriage has put that freedom in real peril.
Homosexuals represent roughly 3 percent of the national population, and maybe ten percent of that group profess a desire to marry a same-sex partner (point-three percent). How can anyone seriously and sincerely argue in favor of inflicting further damage on this most important of social institutions simply to placate such a tiny minority?
Such radical change is clearly not for the benefit of children, as some fatuously suggest, nor in the interest of society at large.
Bear in mind that there has never been any legal obstacle to homosexuals getting married. Just like heterosexuals, they always could and still can marry and enjoy the manifold benefits of a unitive and procreative compact with a single person of the opposite sex. That’s what marriage is.