Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Same-Sex Marriage and our Administration

According to CNSNews.com:

  • Obama, who announced last week that he had evolved to the point of supporting homosexual marriage, told contributors at a fundraising event that he believes in fairness and equality.
  • “The announcement I made last week about my views on marriage equality -- same principle,” he told the audience. “The basic idea -- I want everybody treated fairly in this country. We have never gone wrong when we expanded rights and responsibilities to everybody. That doesn’t weaken families; that strengthens families. It’s the right thing to do.”
If the President is making his case based on “fairness and equality,” well, why not fairness for the pedophile, the polygamist, or the incestor? Why just for the homosexual couple? Why should they be treated with equality, while two non-homosexual men or women, living together on a long-term basis, do not receive the same favored status?

How can this be fairness? I guess the only way to bring about fairness is to remove all discrimination, and this means to remove all laws, since every law discriminates.

I guess it just sounds good to claim “fairness and equality” for one’s cause, whether such a claim is fair or not. If it works, that settles it! And for many, it seems to work just peachy. It makes them the “good guys” and the rest become the “evil hypocritical bad guys.”

Is it “the right thing to do,” as the President claims? If it is, then he must explain why it is right to grant such rights to homosexuals but not to the polygamists and the pedophiles. However, these questions are left out of the discussion. In fact, there is no discussion. There are just one-sided claims of “fairness,” while they demonize and degrade the opposition as “unfair” and even “bigoted.”

What would be fair? To have open discussions without bullying the opposition into silence with charges of “hate speech” and “homophobia!” That would be fair!

I think that the administration, the schools and the media have a lot of answering to do. They have been legitimizing, promoting, and popularizing a lifestyle which is inherently self-destructive, according to all the statistics. The homosexual lifestyle is strongly associated with suicide, substance abuse, depression, a shortened life span, a variety of diseases and mental illness, and yet the elites have been encouraging youth to self-identify as “homosexual,” even when it is common knowledge that sexual identity can be very fluid at those tender years.

The President claims that this institution “strengthens families.” This is precisely the question we must ask. However, the prospects for an affirmative answer are dim. We have no historical precedent of this lifestyle beneficially flourishing for any great length of time. Although tried many times, it never seems to benefit their societies.

John J. Davis (Evangelical Ethics) writes of the work of British Anthropologist, J.D. Unwin:

  • After a comprehensive study of both Western and non-Western cultures throughout human history, Unwin concluded that the record of mankind “does not contain a single instance of a group becoming civilized unless it had been absolutely [heterosexually] monogamous, nor is there any example of a group retaining its culture after it has adopted less rigorous customs.” Unwin observed that a society’s adoption and maintenance of heterosexual monogamy as a social standard “has preceded all manifestations of social energy, whether that energy be reflected in conquest, in art and sciences, in extension of the social vision, or in the substitution of monotheism for polytheism.” (p. 116)
I guess Unwin must have been an unjust, unfair, hate-mongering homophobe!

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