Fact 1- Homosexual marriage degrades a time-honored institutionHomosexual marriage is an empty pretense that lacks the fundamental sexual function of a male and female coupling. And like all counterfeits, it cheapens and degrades the real thing. The destructive effects may not be immediately apparent, but the cumulative damage is inescapable.
Fact 2 - Homosexual marriage would radically redefine marriage to include virtually any sexual behaviorOnce marriage is no longer confined to a man and a woman, and the sole criterion becomes the presence of "love" and "mutual commitment," it is impossible to exclude virtually any "relationship" between two or more partners of either sex.
To those who scoff at concerns that gay marriage could lead to the acceptance of other harmful and widely-rejected sexual behaviors, it should be pointed out that until very recent times the very suggestion that two women or two men could "marry" would have been greeted with scorn.
The movement to redefine marriage has already found full expression in what is variously called "polyfidelity" or "polyamory," which seeks to replace traditional marriage with a bewildering array of sexual combinations among various groups of individuals.
Fact 3 - Homosexual marriage is not a civil rights issueDefining marriage as the union of a man and a woman would not deny homosexuals the basic civil rights accorded other citizens. Nowhere in the Bill of Rights or in any legislation proceeding from it are homosexuals excluded from the rights enjoyed by all citizens--including the right to marry.
However, no citizen has the unrestricted right to marry whomever they want. A person cannot marry a child, a close blood relative, two or more spouses, or the husband or wife of another person. Such restrictions are based upon the accumulated wisdom not only of Western civilization but also of societies and cultures around the world for millennia.
Fact 4 - Upholding traditional marriage is not "discrimination"Discrimination occurs when someone is unjustly denied some benefit or opportunity. But it must first be demonstrated that such persons deserve to be treated equally regarding the point in question. For example, FAA and airline regulations rightly discriminate regarding who is allowed into the cockpit of an airplane.
Those who are not trained pilots have no rightful claim to "discrimination" because they are denied the opportunity to fly an airplane. Similarly, the accumulated wisdom of thousands of years of human history, as expressed in virtually all cultures, has defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
Fact 5 - Any comparison with interracial marriage is phonyLaws against interracial marriage sought to add a requirement to marriage that is not intrinsic to the institution of marriage. Allowing a black man to marry a white woman, or vice versa, does not change the fundamental definition of marriage, which requires a man and a woman. Homosexual marriage, on the other hand, is the radical attempt to discard this most basic biology.
Fact 6 - Homosexual marriage would subject children to unstable home environmentsMany homosexuals and their sex partners may sincerely believe they can be good parents. But children are not guinea pigs for grand social experiments in redefining marriage, and should not be placed in settings that are unsuitable for raising children.
- Transient relationships: While a high percentage of married couples remain married for up to 20 years or longer, with many remaining wedded for life, the vast majority of homosexual relationships are short-lived and transitory. This has nothing to do with alleged "societal oppression." A study in the Netherlands , a gay-tolerant nation that has legalized homosexual marriage, found the average duration of a homosexual relationship to be one and a half years.
- Serial promiscuity: Studies indicate that while three-quarters or more of married couples remain faithful to each other, homosexual couples typically engage in a shocking degree of promiscuity. The same Dutch study found that "committed" homosexual couples have an average of eight sexual partners (outside of the relationship) per year. Children should not be placed in unstable households with revolving bedroom doors
Fact 7 - Homosexual activists have a political agenda: to radically alter societyHomosexual activists admit that their goal is not simply to make the definition of marriage more "inclusive," but to remake it in their own fallen image.
Paula Ettelbrick, former legal director of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, states, "Being queer means transforming the very fabric of society."
Fact 8 - NOW, victorious, the homosexual agenda will lead to the persecution of those who object on moral or religious groundsIf homosexual marriage becomes the law of the land, then children in public schools will be taught that homosexuality is a normative lifestyle, and that gay households are just another "variant" style of family. Those who object may find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Unbelievable? This Orwellian situation has occurred in Massachusetts , which legalized homosexual marriage in 2004. In April 2005, David Parker, the parent of a six-year-old boy, protested to the Lexington elementary school after his son was taught about homosexual "families" in his kindergarten class.
At a scheduled meeting at the school, when Parker refused to back down from his request that the school honor the Massachusetts parental notification statute, he was arrested for "trespassing," handcuffed, and put in jail overnight. The next morning Parker was led handcuffed into court for his arraignment, and over the next several months endured two subsequent court appearances before the school district backed down and decided to drop all charges against him.
In 2007, Parker's lawsuit against the Lexington school officials was dismissed by a federal judge who refused to uphold his civil rights and to enforce the Massachusetts parental notification statute. Parker's shocking story will become commonplace in a society that forces the acceptance of homosexual marriage as normative.
FACT 9 - Gay Marriage has NEVER been about homosexuals getting married. It has ALWAYS been about re-engineering society. Gay Marriage has ALWAYS been about removing from Christian Churches the moral high ground. By forcing gay marriage upon the American people; those who are seeking to subjugate Christians now have the legal ability to silence the Church.
FACT 10 - Homosexuality is an aberration. Homosexuals make up less then 1-3 percent of the population. Why should all of human history from time immemorial suddenly recognize a biological dead end. The reproductive organs are designed for reproduction. The orgasm and sexual attraction is biologically necessary for the continuance of the species. After all, could you EVER see men and women getting together otherwise? Homosexuality has nothing to do with gay marriage.
Information sourced from Timothy J. Dailey:Senior Fellow for Policy at Family Research Council