Should Marriage Be Changed To Promote Same Sex Couples? | 25Jul2015 20:14:08
Should marriage be limited to one man and one woman?
Why do governments promote marriage between one man and one woman? It's not just because two people love each other. No! It's for the perpetuation and stabilization of our society. This understanding of marriage is rooted in the biological facts of nature.
But do we really have any compelling reason to maintain such a narrow definition? Or has the time come for the government to revise and expand our understanding of marriage to include same sex couples?
When it comes to the behavior of its citizens, a government has only 3 options:
It can promote, permit or prohibit their behavior.
For example: The state promotes police work, permits most occupations but prohibits drug dealing
Why? Because dealing drugs harms society, while police work greatly benefits society. In the same way our government promotes natural marriage, permits most relationships but prohibits incest and pedophilia.
Why? Because incest and pedophillia harm our communities, while natural marriage benefits our communities. And here's how: Natural marriage creates children, it best raises children, and protects women, it civilizes men, it lowers crime, poverty and welfare, which in turn reduces government spending and deficits.
PROMOTE - Natural MARRIAGE
1. Creates children. - Natural marriage encourages an adequate replacement birth rate, resulting in enough productive young people to contribute to society and provide security for the elderly.
2. Best raises children. - Children from natural marriage homes are 6 times less likely to commit suicide, half as likely to become pregnant out of wedlock, and less likely to drop out of highschool.
3. Protects women. - who often give up or postpone their careers to have children from being abandoned and harmed economically by uncommitted men. 4. Civilizes men. - Married men are more likely to be employed, cause fewer crimes, less likely to be in jail... How often do married men roam the streets in gangs?
5. Lowers crime, poverty, and welfare - which reduces government spending and deficits. - Children from natural marriage homes are 7 times less likely to live in poverty, half as likely to commit crime, and are stronger academically and socially. They're also healthier physically and emotionally when they reach adulthood. In short, natural marriage perpetuates and stabilizes society. Everyone benefits from that, even those who don't get married.
Now, let's look at same sex marriage; What benefits does it provide? Same sex marriage offers no benefits for society as a whole. In fact it hurts us. Promoting same sex marriage changes the very purpose of the civil institution of marriage. Natural marriage centers on bringing up the next generation, on raising children to become good citizens. Same sex marriage merely validates sex partners.
We know statistically that natural marriage creates the best possible family for children. If we alter the primary purpose of marriage the loosers will be the children. Doesn't every child deserve a mom and dad?
But what about natural marriages that don't create children? They are the exception, not the rule. The only relationships that do create children are between a man and a woman. Wherever same sex marriage is promoted, schools subject your kids to mandatory homosexual curricula.
CLASHES PIT PARENTS VS. GAY-FRIENDLY CURRICULUMS - FATHER FACES TRIAL OVER SCHOOL'S PRO-GAY BOOK - DAD ARRESTED AFTER OBJECTING TO KINDERGARTNER'S READING MATERIAL
Your business and your taxes fund homosexual relationships.
GOV'T "CAN OVERRIDE YOUR RELIGION" - COURT RULES: BUSINESSES NOT ALLOWED TO REFLECT FAITH OF THEIR OWNERS. - CHRISTIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS SUED FOR REFUSING TO TAKE PICTURES OF GAY WEDDING
Your freedom of speech is gagged.
SPORTS ANCHOR FIRED FOR TWEETING HIS SUPPORT FOR TRUE MARRIAGE - CONSULTANT FIRED FOR WRITING BOOK OPPOSING SAME SEX MARRIAGE
And your religious freedom is overruled.
Your RELIGIOUS FREEDOM is overruled. - STUDENT EXPELLED: DISAGREED WITH SAME SEX MARRIAGE - CATHOLIC CHARITIES TO STOP ADOPTION SERVICES OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAW
The government has no compelling interest in legally promoting same sex marriage. None! But we have every reason to continue to promote natural marriage.
What about equality?
The law already treats everyone equally. Every citizen can marry someone of the opposite sex. But is it fair to promote natural marriage but not promote same sex marriage?
BUT IS IT FAIR?
Yes! The law treats all people the same, but it doesn't treat all behaviors the same.
Same sex marriage and natural marriage are different behaviors, with different outcomes. So the law rightfully treats them differently.
Isn't this discrimination against homosexuals? No. This discriminates against behaviors, not people. For example, are you being discriminated against when the government promotes police work but you never become a police officer? NO. Not at all. We all benefit when police work is encouraged. In the same way, people who don't marry someone of the opposite sex are not discriminated against when our government promotes natural marriage. In fact we all benefit when natural marriage is encouraged.
But what about tolerance?
Yes, same sex marriage advocates need to be more tolerant.
OBAMA'S EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) NOMINEE: SOCIETY SHOULD 'NOT TOLERATE PRIVATE BELIEFS' THAT 'ADVERSELY AFFECT' HOMOSEXUALS
Homosexual relationships are already tolerated in the US.
They can already commit themselves to each other until death do them part without government endorsement. But only the union of one man and one woman should be promoted because it alone is the foundation of a civilized society.
That's not bigotry. That's biology.