In the next few weeks Californians will be inundated with media messages about the importance of allowing same-sex marriages. Voters will see TV ads telling them that homosexual love deserves “equality” with heterosexual love. Voters will hear radio
reports about how all gays and lesbians want is to have the same “rights” as all married couples. And the main message that will be repeated is that allowing homosexuals to marry will have no impact on your marriage or your family-so what’s the harm
in giving gays their chance to marry?
Although on the surface these arguments appear convincing, they don’t tell the whole truth. Homosexual marriage will have a direct, intrusive and damaging effect on your family.Public Schools will teach that homosexuality and same-sex marriage are normal and acceptable-and if you disagree, you are a bigot. Books like “Heather has Two Mommies”or “Daddy’s Wedding” will be used to teach kindergartners about homosexual relationships.
When parents in Boston complained about an eighth-grade teacher instructing students about gay sex, the teacher responded, “Give me a break. It’s legal now.” Churches will be required to perform homosexual marriage ceremonies or face prosecution under anti-discrimination laws.
The California Supreme Court recently ruled that medical professionals may not defer treatment to another professional based on their religious objections. In other words, Christians and those with moral beliefs must check their conscience at the door when they arrive at work. The same case law will apply to churches. Pastors will no longer be allowed to refuse marrying
homosexuals based on their religious beliefs.
Businesses will be prosecuted for not participating in homosexual ceremonies. A New Mexico photography company is being prosecuted for refusing to photograph the “commitment ceremony” of a homosexual couple. The full force of the government will
used to make citizens publicly accept homosexuality.
Married couples will no longer be considered “bride and groom,” but “Party A and Party B.” A young couple in Placer County wrote the terms “bride” and “groom” on their marriage license, which was returned from the state as an “unacceptable alteration.”
A husband and wife are legally referred to now as Party A and Party B according to the California government.
By redefining marriage, every marriage has already been affected.
The role of parents will be diminished. The family unit is already under assault with no-fault divorce, acceptance of single parenthood, and nanny government usurping the role of fathers. Homosexual marriage worsens this trend by giving government
approval to single-sex parenting. Children need both a mother and a father. By approving homosexual marriage, government and society denies children their right and need for both parents.
These are just a few of the negative, damaging consequences of allowing homosexualmarriage in our society. When you encounter a neighbor, church member, work associate, or family member who says, “I’m not a bigot-and homosexual marriage won’t affect
me,” remind them of just how much it will impact their family and all families. This is not an issue of bigotry, but of ensuring marriage isn’t redefined by four activist judges. Wanting children to be raised by both of their parents isn’t bigoted either. What’s truly bigoted is telling Christians, Jews, Muslims and other people
of faith that their beliefs must be silenced.